I first read about the MovNat program in an article in Outside magazine. Not only does the theory behind the program align with what I have personally experienced in my two years of adventuring, but it also has me thinking. Could this be the new form of exercise that excites our children into activity? It hearkens back to the day gone by when we climbed on the monkey bars; ran through the woods; climbed any tree possible and almost lived bare foot during the summer.
Personally, I am inspired and as such have been running, crouching, climbing, jumping and doing just about any dumb looking thing possible to reconnect with natural movement. In the parking lot the other day I found myself crouching low behind the cars, then scrambling over a bench, doing a tuck and roll, finished with a climb around a tree. Needless to say, the lady that found herself watching me through the B&N window, came out laughing and much amused. The whole concept of doing natural movements as a way of reconnecting with who 'we' are really makes sense to me. After several days I was very sore in some really strange places, but now find the aches and pains sliding away. I find it easy to simply look around while I am out on a walk and instantly I create a gym with a natural workout program right in front of me. It turns a leisurely walk into a full blown workout that makes my body work in the dynamic ways of its natural design.
How might this type of program revolutionize physical fitness for the youth of today. How might a program like this change your outlook on physical fitness and well being. Tis the time of New Year resolutions and I know that for many, one of the top items is fitness. This program is definitely worth consideration. What are your thoughts?