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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!

  • 🛒 Sequence 1: running with near empty backpack to the grocery shop. Sequence 2: chest carry of loaded backpack full of grocery shopping while walking home barefoot.
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🙏 Disclaimer: I fully know how lucky I am to be able to walk to the grocery store distance- use, walk barefoot in very clean streets and in good weather year-round. That being said, I don’t see anybody else here doing the same 😁
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🧠 This is an example of two tactics I like to use to stay fit with a very busy life: maximize physical efforts while doing everyday tasks and maximize complexity in doing so.
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⏱️ True, I spend 10-15 mins longer grocery shopping this way than using a car but what would you rather have? 15 mins of car time (and parking) and 15 mins of shopping for 30 mins of just doing a chore. Or 30 mins of running plus chest carry walk back home and the same 15 mins of shopping, for 45 mins including a 30 mins training session?
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🍃 I’m very grateful to have practiced enough @movnat / @naturalmovement that I am now able to train that way easily and efficiently. It’s clearly a process though and one that requires time and guidance to develop autonomy in training. But once you cross a threshold, it only gets easier :-)
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👇 Which every day task can you use to maximize your efforts and add more physical activity in your day?
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  • 🍃 Impromptu @movnat / @naturalmovement combo on walking segment of commute to work. Only a quick part filmed as there isn't much time and I'd rather move than change camera setup 😁😂 .
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  • Unexpected canine complexity added to my balancing #crawlandball (movement from @jerome_scarabs ) 🤣🤣
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🍃 @movnat / @naturalmovement is inherently fun but such additions take it up a notch 😁
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  • ⏱️ You may not have time to go to the gym (I don't) but @movnat / @naturalmovement provides an endless repertoire of movements that are both optimal for your health and physical capabilities AND that you can practice in many different environments.
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🍃 This makes it easy to train when you're already doing something else. For me it's mostly in playgrounds while the kids play but also while waiting to pick them up from an activity, on my commute, etc...
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What is it for you?
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  • 🎾 When Alya (5 yo) has her tennis lessons, Ilan (3 yo) and myself have our own @movnat / @naturalmovement session 👍🏼
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🌱 All we need is grass (well, we could also do without) but tennis nets make it more fun 😁
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I cherish those sessions with my kids. Why? Best to quote the eloquent @erwanlecorre in his fantastic @naturalmovement book:
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“The number-one reason why some children lose their instinctual drive to move the way they’re naturally designed to isn’t just the lack of example of healthy, vibrant adults—or other children—who are physically active daily, but the ubiquitous presence of the exact opposite example: adults and/or other children who limit themselves to standing up and walking a few steps to the next seat. Next to the strength of instinct, mimicry is the most potent behavioral instinct that shapes who we become. (As the saying goes, monkey see, monkey do.) This is because humans are highly intelligent, social animals who learn a lot through direct observation of older humans. If a young child’s adult role models for movement behavior provide poor examples, it is likely that the child’s movement behavior will not be as “rich” as it should be.”
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  • 👓 When you're 5 mins early to see the ophtalmologist and you'd rather train than wait sitting on a chair before you need to... 🤣
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🍃 It doesn't take long to spot something for a quick @movnat / @naturalmovement snack 😉
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Waiting to see @shanelsharma and wearing @earthrunners
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  • ⚠️ Not too risky but sometimes a bit of risk with low danger helps to focus the practice of @movnat / @naturalmovement 😁
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🧠 Even though the danger would mostly be being uncomfortable after scraping my feet on the stones, it still provides a mental challenge that isn't there when training precision jumps on the ground.
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  • 🍃🦍 Since I started practicing @movnat and @naturalmovement, I can’t resist playing on monkey bars but seeing these move and creak on video, I think I’ll need to restrict myself to static holds or slow moves unfortunately 🤣🤣
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  • 🍃 I did my Level 1/2 certification with @jerome_scarabs in London a bit more than a year ago now and I am so thrilled to see that he has just being recognized as the 4th Master Instructor for @movnat , the highest distinction at present. My only reaction in reading what this title recognizes in terms of achievements was: “Hey, wait, why was he not already a Master Instructor?!”.
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Jerome is an excellent coach and teacher in all aspects, pushing to get the best of you but always with a deep and genuine respect. He’s obviously passionate about the potential that @movnat and @naturalmovement can have on  improving people’s lives and he’s incredibly inspiring as he also has a “normal” and demanding office job that most people can relate to. He truly shows what’s possible with dedication and determination.
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Most importantly, he’s also a very kind and sincerely caring person, as evidenced by all the comments posted about him as person as well. For me, this means that he also exemplifies what I think are the values of Movnat: caring, inclusive, supportive and valuing kindness and authenticity above all.
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I chose a certification event with Jerome on purpose when I decided to get certified and I haven’t regretted my choice, on the contrary. I now look forward to being able to attend another one with him in the future.
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🎉 Huge congrats my friend, I’m very happy for you and this is more than very well deserved!! 😁

#repost from @movnat
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We would like to take a moment to congratulate @Jerome_scarabs on becoming a MovNat Master Instructor 👏🏽🍃
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Master Instructor is a special credential in our community. It’s a rare designation that honors our most dedicated, driven, and experienced Team Instructors (i.e., a teacher of teachers).
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The MovNat Team is proud to honor Jerome Rattoni, an expert teacher of teachers, a compassionate mentor, an exemplary student of the practice & tradition of Natural Movement, and a genuinely amazing human being. ⭐️⭐️
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  • 🍃 One of the many reasons for which I love @movnat / @naturalmovement is how efficient it is in our busy lives. Here I combine: quality training time for me, quality family time with Ilan my 3 yo son and education time for him as it takes in both habits and techniques—swipe left for his tries at crawling with the donkey on his back.
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⏱️ With 3 kids receiving their (large) share of one-on-one time each day and demanding jobs for both parents, time is always at a premium for us, and training would be dropped first to prioritize work and family demands. I’m very grateful I don’t have to choose and can do it all at the same time 😁💪
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  • 🧠💪 Time to get creative to train at the playground!
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⏱️ Due to time constraints, I train @movnat / @naturalmovement a lot in playgrounds while the kids play around. I call it Simultaneous Training as it doesn’t take more time to train than to sit on a bench with my phone while the kids play 😉
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📗 Not training in gyms (controlled environment) or in nature (the opposite) might seem inadequate to some, but playgrounds and other urban settings provide stimulating and uncontrolled environments. They also have a very high degree of variability, which promotes adaptability as emphasized by @erwanlecorre in his book on @naturalmovement (swipe left for a book extract).
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👀 A key for successful Simultaneous Training—where you are bound by the environment you’re in for a different activity—is to get creative with what you have. What is called Obstacle Optics by @captainstefano . For me, this often means traversing obstacles in different ways. This also builds confidence as it could be a real-life situations requiring me to clear obstacles in the same way. .
👉 Bottom line: don’t feel bad or disadvantaged if you don’t train in gyms, nature or any other environment you consider ideal. No matter where you are, you can train very efficiently with @movnat and the @naturalmovement principles.
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  • 🍃 Ilan’s balancing spontaneously, without being prompted and while we walked, as a result of seeing me do the same many times as we incorporate @movnat / @naturalmovement as much as possible when outdoors.
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This may not seem like a big deal but it is. Just through mimicry (and encouragement when he tried a few times before) he’s now taking every chance he gets to work on his balance. Not only will he grow healthier as a result, he will also develop better physical capabilities. And later on, when he’ll want to play specialized sports for fun, this improved balancing capability (and hopefully others) will come in very handy 😁
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