Our most recent training video (I’m the third skier) Five a.m. wake-up calls are becoming familiar to me lately. The funny thing is that I am not a morning person, and the only time I’ve been known to get up that early is for a colonoscopy or to ski the American Birkebiener each February. But… Read more »
Enter MovNat What struck me immediately when I came across MovNat almost a year ago is the similarity between the movement patterns they emphasize and the movement patterns/motor skill milestones children naturally and automatically cycle through in the first few years of life if they are allowed the freedom to do so. These are the… Read more »
“Movement is a child’s first language.” — Sally Goddard Blythe “In Nature, we never repeat the same motion; in captivity (office, gym, commute, sports classroom), life is just repetitive-stress injury. No randomness.” — Nassim Taleb* (*I added ‘classroom’ to Mr. Taleb’s aphorism, quoted above from his lovely little book, The Bed of Procrustes. I hope… Read more »
Erwan Le Corre, 40, is the founder of MovNat, a forward-thinking approach to fitness that finds its practical inspiration in humanity’s primitive roots. Le Corre and his team hold outdoor training workshops in West Virginia and Thailand, where participants rediscover, practice and master the movement skills of their nature-dwellling ancestors. Born in France, Le Corre is considered one of the leading pioneers of the international primal-fitness movement.
This week, I turn 29 years old. With only one year left of my 20s, I’ve decided it’s time to get moving on some of the goals that have been sitting stagnant for quite a while. I mean, how great is going to feel to have accomplished all of this by the time I turn… Read more »
Before becoming a parent, I thought I knew exactly what it meant to be an athlete. Being an athlete meant pushing myself to the limit — racing for a personal best, an age group win, or to outkick my nemesis at the finish line. With age, though, comes wisdom. At first by necessity, then later by… Read more »
On May 16, 2010, Colorado native Christy Mahon became the first woman and the seventh person ever to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains, affectionately known as the “Colorado 14ers.” Because she kept her mission under the radar, her victory came as a surprise to many. Not to her husband, Ted Mahon, though, a mountaineer and ski instructor who accompanied her on every climb and descent.
“I need to make a slosh pipe,” I said to my friend Dave. “No, you don’t. I’ll make you a temporary one,” he answered. The traditional slosh pipe, invented by Greg Henger and made popular by Dan John, is a length of PVC pipe partially filled with water then capped at each end. Filling it… Read more »
After 18 years of playing professional soccer, Tony Sanneh retired from the sport in 2010. But “retired” is hardly a word that describes this world soccer great. A native of St. Paul, Minn., he established The Sanneh Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in 2003; its purpose is to provide positive environments – including soccer clinics and camps – for urban youth in America. We caught up with Sanneh by phone to find out more about his projects and passions.
OK, it’s not really exercise I hate. But, I’ve had to overcome some skewed ideas about it. I like my first memories of motion — the ones where my mom would say “go outside and play” that include tag and jump rope with friends and games of catch with my older sisters. As I grew… Read more »
I’ve never been a very physically active person. For years, to excuse my lack of activity, I’ve joked with people that I’m a thinker, not a doer. But now that I work for a fitness company, even remotely, the importance of being physical is hitting home more than ever. Unfortunately, most sports and exercise regimens… Read more »