Autumn Sundays in my house growing up were filled with the sounds of John Madden, cheering crowds and whistles blowing. My dad is an unusually quiet fan — I don’t remember him yelling at the TV — and multiple upsets by his team generally meant he’d throw up his hands and head outside to rake… Read more »
The last time I rode a horse was in fifth or sixth grade. We’d go horseback riding near our cabin in Hayward, Wis., and I always enjoyed it — usually because my brother got the gassy horse, and, being the child I was, would suggest the horse’s flatulence was somehow my brother’s fault. Ah, kids.… Read more »
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.