Movement is inherent to our nature.
It’s not a chore, a box to tick, or an obligation—we’re born to physically connect with the world around us in whatever capacity we can.
From walking, swimming, and dancing with friends to playing a pickup game of basketball, the options for meaningful movement are limitless. And the best part? It doesn’t have to feel like work. Movement can be playful, deeply enjoyable–even meditative, and comes with a litany of downstream benefits from improved sleep and physical stability to longevity.
The eighth in our ongoing series of deep dives into the podcast canon, in today’s masterclass you’ll learn how to start a movement practice, the importance of mobility exercises, proper running and walking techniques, how to maintain and even improve your mobility as you age, pre and post-natal fitness, how to set and achieve your movement goals, and more.
“Movement isn’t just a physical practice that benefits the body—it’s a means of evolution.”
– RICH ROLL
When we embrace movement, even in the smallest ways, we open the door to a world of possibilities. In my case, a walk led to a run which led to ultra-endurance racing and ultimately, to an entirely new life altogether. As I say relentlessly on this show, mood follows action. You cannot think your way into anything—you can only do something about it.
If the voices you’ve heard here have spoken to you, please consider going back to the original episodes to gain further insights from these amazing teachers. Many of the guests speaking about movement have written valuable books that amplify their perspectives and philosophy. You can check out their respective episodes below:
- #501 – Sadie Lincoln
- #491 – Kelly McGonigal
- #764 – Kelly & Juliet Starrett
- #731 – Chef Babette
- #695 – Peter Attia
- #722 – Chris McDougall + Eric Orton
- #612 – Hellah Sidibe
- #691 – Robin Arzón
- #415 – Chris Hauth
- #463 – Tony Riddle
The visually inclined can watch it all unfold on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Big thanks to Dan Drake for his instrumental help in crafting this very special episode.
Masterclass Series: Click on the links below to enjoy the other episodes in our Masterclass series:
- Plant-Based Nutrition
- Mental Health
- Addiction & Recovery
My hope is that this masterclass gives you the education and inspiration you need to adopt a form of movement that brings you joy, a mobility routine that nourishes your body, and that you discover something new about yourself, your purpose, and your meaning along the way.
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- YouTube: Michael Rintala, D.C.: Principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
- YouTube: Introduction to neck, upper back, shoulders (Peter Attia and Jesse Schwartzman)
- YouTube: You’ve Been Running Wrong.
- Book: Built to Move: The 10 Essential Habits to Help you Move Freely and Live Fully
- Book: Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide
- Guide: Squat Guide
Guests featured in this episode (all hyperlinked to their respective episodes) include:
- RRP 501: Sadie Lincoln Is Rewriting The Fitness Story — Thoughts On Movement, Community, Risk & Vulnerability
- RRP 491: Kelly McGonigal Wants You To Fall In Love With Movement
- RRP 764: Kelly & Juliet Starrett On Functional Strength, Mobility, And Falling In Love With Movement
- RRP 731: Chef Babette: Fit at 72, Self-Love & Life Transformation Through Food
- RRP 695: Unlocking the Science of Longevity with Peter Attia, MD
- RRP 722: Born To Run Free (For a Lifetime) with Christopher McDougall + Eric Orton
- RRP 612: Hellah Sidibe Ran Across America (On Plants) And Kept Going
- RRP 691: Robin Arzón On Turning Doubt Into Determination & Plateaus Into Launch Pads
- RRP 415: Winter Fitness & The Canon Of Consistency With Chris Hauth
- RRP 463: Tony Riddle’s Natural Lifestyle Philosophy For Optimum Health, Happiness & Vitality
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