5 Daily Habits for Better Posture

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Posture, posture, posture. Everyone wants it, few have it, and we’re always talking about it, aren’t we? Well, it’s a hot topic for good reason – having good posture is key to maintaining a healthy body. It’s as simple as that. At Motus I spend a lot of time talking about the big three – mobility, flexibility, and strength. And all three are tools that we can use to realign our bodies – to have […]


The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Gymtimidation

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This week’s post is a little different. I have invited my good friend, Shawn McKibben, to guest post this week. Shawn runs one of the leading personal development websites – Simple Fellow. He’s not a trainer, fitness coach, or in the fitness industry at all, for that matter. But he has lost an incredible 50+ lbs over the past 7 months. He’s tried yoga, started a sustainable swimming routine, and most importantly, he has overcome […]


2 tips for better movement

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It was in the gym recently that I had one of my more ego-boosting moments. After I performed a pistol variation, a woman said to me, “Holy toledo! That was impressive.” And now that I’ve had some time to reflect on what she said, I think her response to my workout was very symbolic of what many people see as good movement. In other words, the greater public may not know about the subtleties of […]

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In defense of weightlifting

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As much as I write about movement and calisthenics, I do still spend a fair amount of time weightlifting. And to be completely honest, I love it. It may sound like a complete meathead mentality, but I really do like pumping iron! Regarding my emphasis on movement and gymnastics inspired training, I view weightlifting as complementary to helping me achieve my goals, not opposing. And so this week I thought I would take a moment […]


Here’s what happened at the November Fit Mornings event

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In case you weren’t able to attend in person, here’s what happened at the November Fit Mornings: Dan Jimenez of Axistence Athletics was up first and gave us a great overview of the current state of fitness. A lot has happened in the past several decades as Dan describes: Next up was Tyrone Beverly of I’mUnique United. Tyrone is the founder of this Denver based, non-profit organization that aims to unite the community around […]


Fit Mornings – Laura St. John and Brian Bowen

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For those of you that are outside the Denver area (or the USA entirely!) and therefore missed the inaugural Fit MorningsĀ on September 5th, I want to take a moment and share with you what all happened. In a nutshell, we had a great event with two amazing speakers who did a great job of capturing the month’s theme – A Snapshot of Colorado Fitness. Aside from helping me to kick off the Fit Mornings concept, […]