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!

  • Yesterday was the D-Day commemoration date, yet I haven’t seen any reminder of that in my feed. We’re reaching the point where WW2 veterans and survivors are only a few still alive. It’s on us now, even without firsthand experience, to carry those memories forward.
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I knew some of my relatives who fought with the French resistance in Brittany, and my grandfather lost his older brother that way. I’ve also had the chance to see first-hand what remains of Auschwitz during a visit with an Auschwitz survivor. What he said during that whole day remains deeply engraved in my mind. He also insisted on the fact that after the survivors have all disappeared, then it will fall on people like us, that have been more deeply exposed to the reality of what happened, to perpetuate that memory and make sure it never happens again.
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I can’t make sure of that but let’s remember the men that fought on D-Day, what horrors they had to go through, so that eventually the horrors of the camps could end.
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Link in the bio directs to an excellent article from The Atlantic of November 1960 on what the men landing at Omaha Beach had to face. We all forget how good we have it today, those of us that haven’t had to serve in a major conflict. This brings much needed perspective.
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And fitness-wise, next time you think you’re hurting while training, think of these situations, dig deeper, and you’re likely to go much longer and stronger than you thought.
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(Photo: wiki commons)
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#dday #history #remember #neverforget #grateful #neverquit #endure #dosomething
  • 🎾🍃 While the girls play tennis, all we need is a raised concrete block for 30 mins of @movnat @naturalmovement training for me and 30 mins of fun for him 😁
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Not pictured: this is actually like 60 meters long and we played chase with me “sprinting” as fast as possible balancing on it 🤣
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Also not pictured: him trying to balance on it alone when we stopped playing. Mimicry did its job and he's now actively trying to get it by himself 👍🏼
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • 🍃Ever thought about attending a @movnat @naturalmovement workshop or certification? Now is a good time to pull the trigger. #Sydney peeps, there are workshops and certs coming up on August 9-13 lead by @mattrutley from @stage6fitness .
My feed has been very quiet lately due to an increased work load and the light going down from 4:30pm as winter is coming here 😉 Still lots of training done, just few practical occasions with the time to film anything. If it's not on IG, it's still happening in real life 😁

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  • Is Mila training her body (and her mind) in a natural environment? Or artificial and urban? That may seem an important question if your practicing @movnat and @naturalmovement but is not, in my opinion.
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What matters more is that she is training in an unknown and uncontrolled environment, which challenges her physically but also mentally. And she's having fun 😁
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • Tripod transitions as series while the kids’ bath is being prepared 😁
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@movnat moves don't have to be done outside or as part of a workout. Sometimes you only have a few mins here and there in the day but pick a move and do it any chance you can and before you know it you will have done it many times during the day, not even knowing when you dit them 👍🏼
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Any bodyweight moves works of course but @naturalmovement techniques get you the most return on those few mins in terms of benefits ❤️
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👉 Pick your move now for tomorrow and get at it when you wake up. Count the reps throughout the day and be amazed by all you did in those few mins here and there 👊🏼
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • Don't need no beam to balance… 😉 Also, getting my oldest daughters into the habit of practicing @naturalmovement and @movnat when out and about makes it that much easier to do the same with the youngest 😁
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🎁 Giving our kids the habit of frequent physical activity is perhaps the greatest gift we can make them health-wise.
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • 💪 I don’t have much time for training sessions but I do walk every day... And I make sure I walk around in the most challenging way possible as long as it’s not slowing me down!
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I walk or run to work (after a bus trip) and to drop-off and pick up the kids at school and daycare. Minimum daily walking time is 45 mins but average is around 1h15 hour. Lucky to live in a city where walking/running is pleasant and feasible. The older kids walk those 45 mins with me. The 2.5 yo either walks or on my shoulders as pictured ;-)
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When I walk, I apply my principle of “maximizing physical efforts in daily mundane activities” (👆link in bio for de rails). I have a backpack with my work clothes and shoes, lunch, 1L water, laptop, notebooks, work stuff as well as the kids karate uniforms or swimming gear some days. Minimum weight is 11 kg but can be 15 kg. I take the kids’ bags as well as they’re heavy for their bodyweight.
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To make sure I get training time of out that, I carry everything in the most challenging way possible keeping a good posture: extended arms or bent arms. After school drop-off, I carry my backpack with a forward extended arms carry, then bent arms but without touching the chest. If I end up tired in that position, I switch to a regular @movnat chest carry to then go for efficiency.
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I do attract some stares, particularly carrying my backpack unconventionally. “That’s either a bomb or a baby!” said an old lady in passing, laughing. But I stimulate my whole body in sometimes very strenuous ways for all those minutes, on a daily basis. That’s minutes I could be commuting by bus or train entirely, even by car or just walking the same time but doing so while minimizing my physical efforts.
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If you feel like you don’t train as much as you’d like, why not try and find ways to make more efforts during one of your regular daily activities?
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness
  • Throwback to my few days in Israel a month ago. Tel-Aviv is fascinating on many aspects and one of them is the many outdoor gyms spread throughout the city. I definitely took advantage of them, mostly of the things I don't see often elsewhere 😁
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness
  • 🐶 Imagine you meet an angry dog but you can grab onto a similarly thick branch, only it is higher and out of reach for the dog. Think you can hang until the dog abandons? Or get on top of it and just wait it out safely? Not sure? Than better start practicing on a lower branch... 😁
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I couldn't get on top of this one with a swing up but as you can see, the @movnat pop up worked 👍🏼 If you only train pull-ups at the gym on a thin pull-up bar, time to expand the range of your possible future encounters 🤣
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Sidenote: the @earthrunners are ideal for this type of training on rough bark, as they protect but allow incredible freedom and are well attached 👍🏼
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#movnat #naturalmovement #naturalmovementfitness
  • 💭 Do you feel somewhat inferior or amateurish when you try to train in s france that are not dedicated to fitness training? It’s a common feeling and one that I once had myself. We tend to think that to train meaningfully, we need to train in a gym, with real fitness equipment and according to a specific and regular schedule or program.
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Most of the fitness culture encourages this feeling. It centers around gyms of all types, new equipment, wearing the appropriate performance-wear for the exact type of program followed, etc… Money is a big motive but lack of education and knowledge closely follows behind.
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🧠 The real issue for most people seems to be peer pressure: working out outside of the gym is dismissed by most peers as “not real training”, so of course you’d feel bad doing just that! The good news is that you can desensitize yourself to peer pressure and one of the ways of doing that is to be inspired by impressive people training in non-gym settings.
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Enter this repost, with original caption below, of @movnat Master Trainer and Team Instructor @jerome_scarabs training in a children playground. Jerôme is impressive, I don’t think that’s in dispute 😉 If a kids playground is a good place to train for him, that’s also a good place to train for 99% of us.
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Next time you feel inadequate training in improvised environments, think back to this video and that will help ;-) repost @jerome_scarabs ・・・
POST-FLIGHT NATURAL MOVEMENT 🍃
📍To recover from last week’s Budapest course, and to prepare for the upcoming one in Lyon, here is a compilation of some of the @movnat techniques I practiced right after landing home!🇫🇷
📍A simple kid playground is an excellent training facility when you know what to do with it. 😊

#movnat #naturalmovement #scarabsfit #healthy #happy #strong #free #passion #nature #lyon #france
  • Seeing us at the airport, you can have 2 reactions:
🤬 Hey, that’s not the place to do that! You’re rude and inconsiderate, why don’t you just sit down like everyone else who’s waiting for the plane?
🤩 Hey, smart! We’ve just had a 7h flight and we’re waiting to board for a 14h flight so good thinking doing some moves in the 2h we have between planes 👍🏼
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See what I’m getting at? Thinking in terms of social norms, health and movement are not perceived as connected, so it’s no wonder movement is frowned upon in most places outside of gyms even if health a valued deeply in our societies.
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But seriously, what do you think is best in between 7h and 14h of cramped sitting? More sitting? Or working out our bodies so we diminish slightly the negative impact of those 21h of cramped sitting? Even our societies have caught up that “sitting is the new smoking”, “sitting is killing you”, etc… So why add even more sitting? This might look strange these days but may very well be the norm in a few short years. So, weird or enlightened?
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🧠 It’s not easy to unshackle ourselves from the very restrictive social norms we have around moving and training in non standard fitness settings. You just have to build it up bit by bit by daring to go against them just slightly at first, and then a bit more each time until you’re immune to them.
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👶🏼 Have kids? Then you have a double incentive! Don’t let them be constrained and role model what you want them to be later in life, and they will be much less impacted by those social norms and more able to use their own judgement.
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👆If you don’t think you can achieve this level of freedom form the norms, click the link in the bio for some pointers in order to achieve that.
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#MovNat #NaturalMovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement
  • Balanced crawling vid from when I was visiting my grandparents. With @movnat and @naturalmovement, you can work out anywhere. This saves you time and gets you to train more but also gets you to train on ever changing contexts, which optimizes your level of adaptability.
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As @erwanlecorre puts it in his book “The more diverse the contextual demands you subject yourself to, the more varied the adaptations and the more adaptable you become.” Making an effort to train in different environments, natural or urban, but mostly outdoors will provide endlessly divers contextual demands as no place is the same. “Move in environments that encourage you to engage complex and adaptive motor skills. If you don’t have a challenging situation happening to you, simu- late one.”
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If you look for challenges in your local environment, you don't even have to simulate, just complete them 😁 If you're advanced then you have a lot of possibilities, go for the difficult ones. And if you're just starting, then you have maybe less possibilities but on the other hand a lot of basic moves are still challenging so you should easily find some in your environment!
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#MovNat #NaturalMovement #naturalmovementfitness #nutritiousmovement