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Seasonal Movement w/ Ben Medder

In Episode 66, I talk with movement coach, father and philosopher Ben Medder about his journey into coaching, how he built his practice and shares it with others, and the importance of moving with the seasons. You can find more of Ben’s stuff at:

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We are also brought to you by Play. Full., my new e-book about unleashing the power of play in your life.  Find fitness freedom through play with this resource packed full of game ideas, concepts, and suggestions on how to overcome barriers to play.  Great for movement practitioners and coaches alike!

Fighting Monkey w/ Jozef Frucek

This week, I’m so thankful to have Jozef Frucek of Fighting Monkey on the pod.

This interview is one I have been looking forward to for a long time. Jozef’s approach to human movement and the aging process is fascinating, and his research with partner Linda into the interplay between athletics, art, and movement has produced some of the most interesting material I’ve seen come out of the movement sphere in some time.

Most of all, Jozef’s message of developing communication as a means of developing ourselves as human beings really spoke to me, and I think it will deeply resonate with you as well.

 

You can find more of Jozef’s and Fighting Monkey’s stuff here (and I highly recommend watching these before listening to the pod):

 

And don’t forget to grab your copy of “Play. Full.”

Liminal Movement w/ Chandler Stevens

Chandler Stevens is a movement coach, writer/philosopher, and coacher of coaches. On the pod today, we talk about the 3 pillars of mobility, and how you can unlock yours, coaching without dictating, why coaches need coaches, and much more!

You can find more of his awesome stuff here:

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Be especially sure to check out #reclaimthefloor.  It’s simple, it’s effective, it’s great.

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Kettlebells w/ Nick Lynch & Lori Crock

Kettlebells w/ Nick Lynch & Lori Crock

Recently Jake, TJ and I had the chance to sit down and chat with Lori Crock and Nick Lynch, two all-star coaches and Russian Kettlebell Certification Team Instructors.  Lori is back for the second time on the podcast (her first visit being one of my favorites).  Our conversation ranged far and wide, covering:

  • Play and human development
  • The atrophy of movement patterns
  • The benefits of training with a Kettlebell

…and more!

If you like what you hear, please check our Lori and Nick’s websites below.  I’m also providing links to the certification they will be teaching this fall, as well as the articles on Play and the Wedge brought up during the conversation.

Enjoy!

Why We Don’t Exercise

Episode 52: Why We Don't Exercise

At The Human Animal, we believe in the power of self-discovery through discussion.  Our goal with this podcast is to start a conversation, but not finish it.  The process of exploring what it means to be a human animal is uniquely your own, and yet you will find many shared experiences with those in your tribe.  Often, we discover something about ourselves through the people closest to us.  So enjoy – connect – reflect – and most of all, embrace the journey.


 

This week, Jake and Matt sit down to discuss the concept of the “85%” of people not currently engaged in an exercise/movement practice.  Is it so crazy to think that what the fitness industry has to offer doesn’t appeal to 85% of us?  We don’t think so.  So where does that leave us?  What are the entry points to movement and fitness that are being left out?

We’ll cover:

  • Why the 85% of us who don’t “exercise” might not be crazy at all
  • Is fitness “fun” anymore?  Was it ever?
  • How to work at the edge of your ability (in more ways than one)
  • Play as an entry point to fitness and movement

…and so much more!

We really enjoyed this discussion and hope that you will too.


 

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