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Get Your MovNat On With MovNat Ohio on March 9th

For whatever reason, I've never mentioned MovNat here on, but I'm going to do so now.  Because MovNat Ohio, the very first MovNat gym in the world, is offering up a 1-day Fundamentals Workship on March 9th, and I want YOU to come!

MovNat is a system created by Erwan Le Corre, which returns us to the roots of natural movement and trains us to move like our ancestors did.  In many ways, modern life has taken away our natural knowledge of how to move via modern introductions of things like padded shoes, chairs, roads, etc.  And while all these things have arguably helped us develop into the civilization we are today, they've also taken quite a few things away from us:  health, mobility, strength, and a connection with the world.

MovNat is out to change that.  Breaking down human movement into twelve types, (things like walking, running, crawling, climbing, jumping, swimming, etc.) and figuring out the most bodily efficient and optimal ways to do those twelve things, the MovNat practitioner learns to free their body from the status that Le Corre likes to call the "Zoo Human" and releases that human back into the world that we evolved to live in.

By learning how to properly and efficiently move again, the practitioner will then develop the proper muscles for those movements with plenty of mindful practice, and lengthen their lifetime of mobility far beyond what is considered normal for today.  It's the best way to get yourself in shape for anything that life might throw at you!

And MovNat Ohio is offering a one-day Fundamentals workshop, taught by Movnat Certified trainers Lori Crock and Jeff Turner at their Dublin, Ohio facility (and, naturally, the parks and trails around it!).

The link to register is at MovNat Ohio's website, and there's a time-based sliding registration fee.

I'll see you there - and please let them know that I sent you!


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