Study: Climbing Trees Significantly Improves Working Memory

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A study named: THE WORKING MEMORY BENEFITS OF PROPRIOCEPTIVELY DEMANDING TRAINING: A PILOT STUDY,    By:  Ross G. Alloway, &  Tracy Packiam Alloway. In the journal Perceptual and Motor Skills Volume 120, Issue 3, June 2015: 766–775.; has given scientific research support for my phyilosophy of fitness training methodologies.

The article found on CBS Tampa, Softpedia, and more, can help my clients and those who are interested in the FitHab® training methods; understand more the significant importance of the kind of training we do. It backs the use of the natural human movement spectrum capabilities like, (check and see what I mean.) climbing, carry awkwardly shaped objects, walking or running barefoot, walking or crawling on balance beam, and navigating through an obstacle course.

If you would like to improve your working memory and other areas of your fitness, please contact me to schedule a free 30 minute consultation to get you started on changing the way you think of fitness training and make fitness a habit for life.

Take the first step, learn something new and start some new fitness habits that work!

Thanks and hope to see you soon.

Special thanks to my good friend, Dan Kitchen for emailing me this study. He used to make fun of me climbing trees, now he knows that I’m not crazy.

 

 

July is here and mid summer is upon us.

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Hi and welcome to the FitHab® website! July is here and lots of good things are happening.

No matter what your fitness or skill level is or if you have a disability, I have a program to meet your needs.

If you want to train in a group and learn practical exercises economically, join us at one of our Bay Area Natural Human Movement events (BANHM) events.

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This month we are hosting our monthly BANHM events in Palo Alto. These events are based on the MovNat discipline of physical education and fitness system. Become a member and join us in the fun, excitement, and challenge of getting fit with playful, practical fitness exercises that we do at our events. Read what some of our members have to say. Take a moment to look at some of our photos of us in action.

You may want to train one on one to get more personal attention to your specific needs. Some clients want to train with family and friends; you can choose the Buddy training route. You have the freedom to choose.

At FitHab we don’t just use one system, discipline, or philosophy for improving our clients fitness.

As a fitness professional, I use many fitness disciplines to help my clients.

As you now know, I teach MovNat as a MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer. I also include the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer and TRX Rip Trainer.

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I teach clients the use of stability balls, bands, free weights, and other pieces of equipment, depending on the needs of the client.

Many of my clients are taught exercises that are therapeutic to improve posture, to recover from injuries,  and help them transition into a more pain free, injury free, physically competent mover.

What ever your fitness goals and needs may be, I look forward to teaching you to move better, safer, more effectively, and reach or surpass your goals.

Contact me to get you started on teaching you fitness habits that get results.

 

Consistent, Persistent, Effort.

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For the month of June, I am featuring my friend Dan.IMG_3670

His visit to the Bay Area last month was a treat. I was so honored to be able to train him. We worked on his running mechanics. He mentioned how difficult it is to run when he was bigger.

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He brought up a good point that many might not think about or recognize.

Running is a complex movement.

When a person is overweight and they run, they place a lot of strain and stress on the body.

Dan’s aproach to fitness was to eat smarter, perform quality movements that would  protect him from potential injury, then when he was ready to run, he did.

His philosophy of movement is spot on.

This is so important to recognise that movement should be efficient, effective, and most of all safe.

The idea of profiecncy of movement is taught in MovNat.

As a MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer, I used the priciples taught in MovNat to help Dan in his journey to improve his body composition and become a more proficient mover.

Thank you Dan for your visit and the time we had training to make your running a more proficient movement.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing you soon.

May is a month to start moving more. So come join us at our Meetup.com group; Bay Area Natural Human Movement.

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Hi and welcome to the FitHab® website!

For the month of May we are continuing our family and individual Bay Area Natural Human Movement (BANHM) group classes.

Click: BANHM for more information and to RSVP your spot on the group’s page at Meetup.com.

We are looking forward to meeting new movers and have more families get involved in our events.

Thanks to all the families and individual BANHM members that have attended last month and made this a fun, exciting, and pleasurable experience.

Be fit to be helpful and see you at one or both of the classes soon.

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Barefoot running in nature

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Charging up the hill! Barefoot. A picture of my bare feet, on location, posted on Twitter. It’s so nice to run on a natural surface after it has rained. The soil is soft, slippery (more of a challenge) and you can feel a difference in every step. I hope the viewers can enjoy the short video and get an appreciation to nature and barefoot running.This was in Redwood City and as natural as one can get without driving to the woods or forest. Redwood City; climate best by governments test! Peace!