About

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!

  • 👫 Training @naturalmovement techniques in public, non-fitness environments gets your kids accustomed to operate outside the expected norms of their social groups. This develops their capacity to innovate later on in academic and professional settings and is a unique mental benefit from practicing Natural Movement they won’t get from typical individual or team sports.
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🧠 Most parents would like their kids to have the capacity to innovate and think out of the box. To be seen as a keen problem solver by their current academic peers and future professional colleagues. Developing this capacity is not easy of course, because it means getting kids used to operate outside of the boundaries of the expected behaviors for their current social group. Without this willingness to be seen, at least partially, as someone who doesn’t do what everyone else is doing, there is very little chance they’ll actually innovate or be creative at problem-solving in their lives.
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🙋🏻‍♂️The question then becomes: how do you develop this and get them used to it? An excellent way is to have them practice a physical activity like @naturalmovement / @movnat in public non-fitness environments.
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☝️Hit the link in the bio to read the complete post.
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  • 👩‍⚕️ Modern medicine is very useful in a wide range of situations, but most people overestimate how much we actually know about the human body. This is the latest example: our bones are filled with blood vessels. We didn’t know this basic anatomical fact months ago and it will take years before medicine discovers its real implication in terms of human biology.
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🔍 So that’s a reminder for us all not to reject the benefits modern medicine can offer, which are real and often life-saving, but to keep a healthy dose of skepticism towards it. There is much we, GPs, even specialists don’t know, and we can be certain some precepts advocated for today will be proven wrong tomorrow. We just don’t know which ones…
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☝️Link in bio for full article on Science Alert
  • 👊🏼 Found ourselves a few mins in advance on our way to the daycare center and used them for @movnat exploration sessions along the way.
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🧠 No special clothes, no warm-up, no plan. Just the desire to take advantage of these few mins at the end of the day and the need to be creative with our environment. Giving her the same tips @jerome_scarabs gave us at the certification, just not with the same success yet 😉
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🙏Very grateful to @erwanlecorre for this @naturalmovement approach to fitness that enables me to have the kids practice anytime, anywhere, movements that develop optimally their physical capabilities! Have a look at his recently released fantastic book if you want to learn this too, link in the bio☝️
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  • And just like that, 2 out of 3 are in school! She enjoyed every minute of her first day 😁
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Thanks @vivobarefoot @vivobarefoot.kids @vivobarefootausnz for the minimalist school shoes!
  • ⚠️ I try to progressively increase the danger I have to deal with when doing @movnat , particularly balancing. I am very conservative, mind you, since as a working father of 3 kids under 7 yo with a super-busy working wife, even a “simple” broken limb will make life very difficult for the whole family during a few months…
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But I do try to find situations with a bit more danger than I’m comfortable with while keeping the risk-to-danger ratio pretty low. See @erwanlecorre ’s book on @naturalmovement for that definition! Link in bio.☝️
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This is a typical example for me: a fall, even uncontrolled, is very unlikely to result in any serious injury. But it will definitely be uncomfortable and result in bad bruising. So it forces me to focus that much more and deal with a degree of fear that is low but real.
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👇 How do you deal with danger in your own practice?
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  • 🧗‍♂️ Forearm pull-ups (or more accurately here no-momentum pop-ups!) @movnat drill. I’ve trained all my climbing skills in playgrounds with the kids playing around, and only occasionally in trees. Certainly not in a gym.
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If you have kids and take them to playgrounds, it’s virtually guaranteed you can train your climbing skills there, even if that requires some creativity and adaptation.
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❤️ What I love about @naturalmovement is that practicing in any environment is part of the correct method, not something suboptimal that makes you feel bad because you're not using the correct equipment, rep count, etc...
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👇 If you're unsure, show me your playground equipment and I can help suggest moves to practice! (lots of experience 😬)
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  • 🦍 Crawling is a @movnat staple and can be scaled infinitely and you don't need any equipment, just a little space. Inspired by the #crawlandball of @jerome_scarabs here, on a narrow(-ish) surface of support.
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📗 Learn how to crawl efficiently by reading @erwanlecorre ’s book on @naturalmovement: link to Amazon in my bio!
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👇 What's your favorite moment or place to train crawling?
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  • 🎓 Back to school today! .
⏱️ If you have 10-15 mins at school pick-up and your kid(s) want to play a bit more, why not do a quick @movnat session? Training is more efficient when spread throughout the day and, if socially acceptable, you can even use some of the kids’ toys 😁
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Sadly, I’m the only one doing this at our school but you can tell this is usual for me by seeing how blasé Mila is 🤣
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Next step: getting the school to agree with wearing @earthrunners for sports day (within reason of course, so not for soccer, etc.)!
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📗 Want to try but don't know where to start? Get @erwanlecorre ’s book on @naturalmovement for a complete guide: link to Amazon in my bio!
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👇 Anyone also playing/training at school pick-up time?
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  • ☀️🏖 Today was the last day of the summer school holidays here and we ended them with a 2h30 hard grade hike in the bush with the Karloo pool in the middle. Swipe left to see us enjoying it 😁
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👣 The girls did the full hike wearing @earthrunners while I did it barefoot. The advantage of hiking with kids is that being barefoot doesn't slow anyone down 😂
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👌🏻 Pretty happy with them walking at an adult pace without (much) complaining and the Karloo pool is an awesome goal for the hike.
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❤️ Fantastic way for everyone to enjoy the holidays until the end. Mila is back to school tomorrow and Alya starts Kindergarten next Monday. We've been fortunate to have family for the past 4 weeks helping with the kids while we both worked, but we did enjoy our fair share as well.
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👉 PS: go follow Katy Bowman @nutritiousmovement for tons of insights on why walking is crucial for kids.
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  • 🏖 We’re very fortunate to have the beach a 15 mins bus ride away, which is more fun for the kids than a car ride and better for us as well.
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⏱️ And what do you do when you have a few mins to wait? Practice some @movnat / @naturalmovement of course 😁
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Hanging in that case, because no matter your level, you really can hang on anything if you know how to scale it.
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🧠 Bonus point: teach the kids to take advantage of any moment to move and reinforce that it is fun to do so. They build the habits of moving frequently, which will benefit their health all life long, and also to use every moment they have productively, which will benefit them academically and then professionally.
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❤️ Virtuous circles all around.
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👇 What's your favorite ways of encouraging your kids to move on the go?
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  • 👣👟 Footwear choices when out and about: a simple but impactful lifestyle adjustment for all parents is to put in some efforts to have your kids wear minimalist shoes.
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😬 It does take some efforts to find a model they like wearing, find the correct size as stocks are sometimes not in, and so on. Minimalist kids shoes are not the easiest product to find and buy.
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❤️ But the long term benefits for your kids outweigh these efforts by far. In addition avoiding the well known negative impacts of “normal” shoes, they get to strengthen their feet, develop more control, more mobility in all of the toes, the list goes on.
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🎾 Even if all they care about is their performance in their favorite competitive sports, the increase in strength and mobility will of transfer to these when wearing shoes.
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📚 I have my kids jump from height barefoot: when they wear shoes at school or for sports, they can then jump from much higher since they benefit from the added padding. But if they always jumped with shoes on, they'd never develop their strength and control that much in the first place.
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Mila and Alya have @earthrunners on their feet while Ilan has @vivobarefoot on his.
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👇 what's your thoughts on minimalist footwear for kids?
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  • When you find a beam at the playground, everyone has fun training balance 😉
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Rocking my new @movnat t-shirt 🤩
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📗 @erwanlecorre ’s book on @naturalmovement is now shipping! Go read it and start your own journey :-) Link in the bio to Amazon and all the book extracts published on the #movnat website if you want to get a taste.
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