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Welcome to the Foresighted Fitness website. This is where I write about training and fitness possibilities for people whose schedules and job demands make it impossible to train according to rigid workout structures or even to take time to go to a gym or classes.

So this is for people who work full-time while taking care of young kids (and if you’re a stay at home parent taking care of your children, that’s a full-time job in my book), or whose jobs just demand very high time commitments (senior execs, start-up founders and employees).

My wife and I both work full time while raising our 3 young kids (7, 4.5 and 2) with no family support in Sydney, so I definitely knows what a busy schedule looks like!

Foresighted Fitness is defined by looking at all the opportunities in your life that you can take advantage of to improve your physical fitness. Even when it seems impossible, you can still fit in some serious training time.

It just won’t be a 1 hour session at the gym 15 mins away, but a collection of 5 mins here, 10 mins there and longer training time only when you’re lucky enough to have hem come up!

  • When you practice the balancing tripod transition as recovery because you didn’t realize the (literal) rail was actually quite slanted 🤣
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🍃 If you already spend time outdoors hiking, running or just wandering around, having some @movnat technique repertoire allows you to have fun along the way .
💪 It’s not training because it feels like play, but it’s training because the @naturalmovement techniques have been put together to get the maximum benefits in terms of health and physical capabilities.
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👍🏼 And of course, the more you practice, the more capable you become, and the more opportunities you can see 😁
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • Found a rock for day 3 of the #MovNatSignatureMovesChallenge 👍🏼 Not a big one but the only one I could manage that wasn't wet (so slippery). Glad I'm in a town with river banks 😁 This is not so easy to find in urban areas!
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👉 You can still do the challenge! Check out the @movnat feed for all the details and individual day tasks. Just post them all before the end 😉
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#MovNat #NaturalMovement #movnatchallenge #naturalmovementfitness
  • Swing up on a… low tree branch for day 2 of the #MovNatSignatureMovesChallenge (with pop vault to dismount because why not 😁)
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You can see that I need to adjust my grip on the other side to accommodate the spikes in the branch, and then it’s not so easy!
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💚 What I love about @movnat and @naturalmovement is that you can practice them without having standard gym equipment but to climb, well, you do need something to climb on. But it doesn’t have to be a high bar or branch. As long as you have clearance below, you can train climbing moves on it, so don’t restrict yourself to only high bars and branches!
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#MovNat #NaturalMovement #movnatchallenge #swingup #naturalmovementfitness
  • Love the regular @movnat challenges as they force us to be creative and find movement opportunities no matter what's going on in our day 👍🏼
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🚆 Traveling by train today to go visit my grandparents in the centre of France after bringing my kids from Brittany to the Pyrénées yesterday. Note: I can't actually remember a period off from work that wasn't at least as tiring 🤣 My grandparents are old and amazing so I will enjoy the coming few days preciously as our time together is now inevitably very limited 😢 The pace of life is very slow though and hours of rest plentiful, so I'll have time for the rest of the challenge!
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Balancing carry for day 1 of the #movnatsignaturemoveschallenge I had my 18kg bag and it didn't take long to find a narrow surface of support, not even flat but dome-like, to turn up complexity 😉
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💪 20 mins of wait time between trains turned into 15 mins of @naturalmovement training and this is my best attempt captured on video.
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🧠 The benefits of @movnat / @naturalmovement training are also mental and carry over to our professional lives: resourcefulness, results-oriented, innovative, adaptability among others. This short clip illustrates some of these hopefully.
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Always traveling in @earthrunners !

#MovNat #NaturalMovement #movnatchallenge #balancedcarries #weightedcarries #balancepractice #movebetter #balancetraining
  • Heads up if you haven't seen it: this is the @movnat challenge with the most prizes and I'm pretty sure it will be the most fun as well. Read below and join in!
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As an aside, I always find the challenges an excellent community experience and doingg the same moves roughly on the same days really makes you feel part of the Movnat tribe 😁
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Our Signature Moves Challenge starts today! 🎉Here are the prizes 🏆 
1st place - Level 1 Certification, Practice Of Natural Movement Book, MovNat T-shirt
2nd place - 2-Day Workshop, PONM book, MovNat T-shirt
3rd place - Natural Movement Foundation eCourse, PONM, book, MovNat T-shirt 
4th place - PONM book, MovNat T-shirt
5th place - PONM book, MovNat T-shirt

Special Awards (all receive PONM book and MovNat T-shirt): -Most Supportive competitor (whoever exemplifies the MovNat "team spirit" and encourages others, etc.)
-Most Inspirational competitor -Most Creative competitor (in the use of progressions/context/environment/equipment/etc.)
-The Over 50 Men's award (top competitor over age 50)
-The Over 50 Women's award

To be eligible to win a prize, you'll have to... 1) Share/Repost this Day 1 post/graphic on your IG page OR stories to indicate that you're "in". If you are entering the running for the Over 50 awards, please indicate your age.

2) Participate in all 7 challenges by posting a photo or video of yourself doing each one. You don't have to post the same day, necessarily, but all 7 entries must be received by April 29 at midnight EST. 
3) Receive an extra point when you tag someone in the comments on our post to challenge them. 🔅This challenge is open to everyone, but winners who reside outside of the USA will receive a digital copy of Erwan's book (not a hardcover). Stay tuned for Day 1’s feature movement, which will be posted shortly! 🍃

#MovNat #NaturalMovement #MovNatSignatureMovesChallenge #MovNatChallenge
  • I have been on an IG hiatus while visiting my parents in Brittany, with my brother and his family visiting from Strasbourg. Lots of fresh seafood but also true buckwheat “crêpes" 😋
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Tomorrow I fly with the kids to the South of France and the upcoming @movnat challenge (check their feed) will be a good opportunity to start posting again 😁 looking forward to it!
  • I have been pretty disconnected from everything electronic since I arrived in Israel to enjoy fully, but that doesn't mean there were not a ton of movement happening. Just not much filming 😁
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There is a lot of outdoor gyms here and I did take advantage of them but hey, you cannot beat some #crawlandball after a few 4 hours night due to the jetlag. On the other hand, look at what @jerome_scarabs does when fighting jetlag in his latest post... 🤣 I cannot even do those power ups reps without jetlag...
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • ✈️ 🇦🇺 to 🇫🇷 done. Now a couple of hours of waiting in Paris for our flight within France.
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🍃 We found a nice spot and had a good hour of moving that refreshed us (nearly) completely. @movnat for everyone and some gymnastic for the girls 😉 Amazing how some @naturalmovement feels so good after 24 hours in the planes.
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Had to wash hands cautiously afterwards but definitely worth it 😁
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • 🛫 And it's off to Europe for our annual trip to visit the family. 36 hours of travel door to door 😅 France and a few days by myself in Israel to visit close friends 🌴
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Expect some movement based travel posts for the next few weeks!😁
  • 🧠Mentally shifting from training specific movements to training physical capabilities opens up new training opportunities. Working on upper body pull strength on a low obstacle for example 😁
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💪Practicing this mental principle automatically increases your total training volume and also develops resourcefulness as a mental trait, which of course transfers to other domains in your life: professional or academic challenges.
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  • 🍃 The @movnat method teaches movements that bring a wide range of benefits in terms of fitness, based on evolutionary biology. It also values practicing these outside in non fitness environments. This means you can train virtually anytime, anywhere, once you have an understanding of the techniques.
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So such a springy boat in a playground is seen as a great balancing challenge, allowing a training opportunity with high complexity 😁
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Swipe left for Mila’s turn on the boat!
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#movnatplaygroundcombo #movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • 📦 Do you see building flat-packed furniture as a chore or a fitness training opportunity? I used to see it as a chore and would either do it reluctantly and slowly myself or even just pay someone to build it.
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🧠 But I now understand that this exact type of movements were a significant share of the daily physical activities for our hunter-gatherers ancestors, as they were building or maintaining shelter. The movement variety is less in our modern cases, but it still is manipulation, pushing objects, ground movement, etc. Btw, if you want to see a quite detailed breakdown of the daily physical activities of our ancestors, hit the link in the bio ☝️. I have written what I think is a good summary, with references.
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This knowledge and understanding has changed my mental attitude:
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1) From chore to training opportunity: I now view these occasions as great training opportunity. They still take time and, being, an independent consultant billing my hours, I’ll still outsource that activity if it will take me more than 3-4 hours, as that easts into my working hours. But when I have to do it for an hour, I’ll welcome it as fitness training and welcome the movement variety it gives me.
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2) Perform this as training and push it as much as possible: making the mental switch from chore to training also enables me to perform it as I would other types of training. So it’s a conscious effort to go as fast as possible and get as much physical stimulation as possible out of it. Side benefit: you do it in less time :-)
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😁 Another side benefit of delving deep into human evolutionary biology, @movnat, @naturalmovement and @nutritiousmovement :-)
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement