I am a big believer of movement and mobility, because I have experienced firsthand the physical benefits that come with learning to move again, the way we moved when we were children. I first started adding movement and mobility exercises into my fitness regimen because of injuries from my training at the gym. I was searching for a way to stay in shape, while at the same time stretching and conditioning my body. I found out soon after trying movement exercises that even within a few days of training that I definitely felt a difference in the way my body moved. I felt stronger and noticed improvement in my posture. Soon, I became hooked with mobility and movement, and now I want to share the benefits of primal movement with my students. Below are four things you will notice when you start moving again:
1) Increased Flexibility: I have one student who came up to me the day after his first trial class at primal movement that his hands could touch his toes for the first time in decades. Primal movement can restore your body’s ability to move and reach.
2) Better Posture: Many of the movement exercises engage your spine, which is often times neglected by adults, thanks to sitting in the same place for long periods of time, and other bad habits that we form. You will find yourself more conscious of your posture, walking taller and straighter (no more slouching!).
3) Engaging Muscles That You Forgot or Didn’t Know You Have: Many traditional exercises isolate or only work on a certain muscle group. Because primal movement exercises trigger your body’s natural way of moving, you tone forgotten muscles and engage more muscles during the same time you put into traditional training. Don’t be surprised if you wake up the next day and feel soreness in muscles that you haven’t felt for a long, long time.
4) Increased Strength: Primal movement is about reverting your body back to its innate ability to move itself. After long periods of practicing movement, you will be amazed at your body’s strength, without the need of heavy weights.
If you would like try out firsthand primal movement and how it can help restore your flexibility, improve posture and get you moving again, sign up for a trial class at Strategic Academy.