Whatever activity you’re doing, whether it’s Yoga or running, or climbing or hiking or lifting, you want to be better at it, right?
Maybe not, maybe it would be better if you got bad at a lot of things, but we’re going to be looking at that and much, much more, on today’s episode of The MOVEMENT Movement Podcast, the podcast for people who want to know the truth about what it takes to have a happy, healthy, strong body, typically starting with the feet first. because those things are your foundation.
I’m your host Steven Sashen and we’re going to be debunking the mythology, the propaganda, sometimes the outright lies that people have told you about what it takes to run to walk, to hike, to dance, to lift, to do all those things you like to do and do that enjoyably, efficiently and effectively by using your body naturally.
We call this MOVEMENT Movement because it’s a movement about movement. More specifically about natural movement, again, about letting your body do what it’s supposed to do, and it’s a movement because it involves you. It’s something that doesn’t happen because I’m saying it, because I’m trying to push it. It’s all the people who discover the value and benefits of natural movement who are making this happen, creating this groundswell, this grassroots movement of trying to get people to move.
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Mike Fitch is an innovative fitness educator and movement coach with 18 years experience in the fitness industry. As the founder of Global Bodyweight Training, he’s developed multiple programs that focus on skill based, bodyweight training, including Animal Flow and the Bodyweight Athlete Program. He loves sharing his experience and knowledge with others, and has been able to teach many thousands of individuals around the world as a featured presenter major fitness conferences, as a contributor and subject of countless media pieces, and through his online and in-person educational courses.
Mike spent years exploring and coaching a range of techniques including Kettlebells, Olympic Lifts, Corrective Exercise and pre/post rehabilitation. However, it wasn’t until he turned 30 years told that he decided to put down the weights and explore only bodyweight disciplines. He describes his change in training as a major turning point in his personal and professional development: “I had reached a point where I decided that I was way too young to feel so beat up all the time. There was something that I had been missing.”
Beginning with basic gymnastics, Mike found himself both incredibly challenged and inspired. Gymnastics soon lead to parkour, which lead to breakdancing and then hand balancing. A common thread that ran throughout these disciplines was the use of animal movements (locomotion) along with the emphasis of “flow.”
Mike is always the first to admit that he didn’t create animal movements. He sees his contribution to the discipline as having created a systematized program that makes the the movements easy to learn and easy to coach for person of all ages and skill levels. Building upon his previous understanding of body mechanics, anatomy, and common postural issues, he developed specific ways to integrate animal patterns and other bodyweight-focused movements to elicit specific responses and results. His goal was to use animal these animal movements to improve the function and communication of the Human Animal.
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