Have you tried all the gyms, fitness studios, and workout apps but can’t seem to find something that sticks or works for you? Do you feel intimidated by gym culture or don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve even gotten injured at a fitness studio by pushing too hard. Come to our movement studio and experience what makes us different than mainstream fitness.
We teach Intuitive Movement.
Intuitive Movement is not unlike Intuitive Eating, which was created by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. If you have heard of Intuitive Eating, the concept of Intuitive Movement might seem, well, intuitive.
Diet and Fitness Culture Gets in the Way
The problem with intuitive movement and eating is that diet and fitness culture have disrupted our intuition. Often, diet and fitness culture might tell us things like:
- No pain, no gain. Push through the exhaustion!
- Suppress your appetite with certain foods, “teas” and “lollipops”
- We must work out harder to “earn food”
How on earth are we supposed to be intuitive and listen to our bodies, when diet and fitness culture is saying the opposite? Worst yet, we play along with diet and fitness culture because of socially constructed beauty and thin ideals. It’s socially acceptable to go to the gym everyday of the week (even though this could be dysfunctional behavior and lead to serious negative health outcomes).
Researchers describe a dysfunctional relationship with exercise as characterized by rigidness, inflexibility, punitive attitudes, and guilt. (3)
On the other hand, intuitive movement is defined as,
“movement that is done with attention, purpose, self-compassion, acceptance, awareness, and joy… focused on the process of becoming more connected, healthier, and stronger” (2)
Our goal at Current Wellness is to help you heal your relationship with your body, food and exercise. There’s a better way to find a movement routine, that is more enjoyable, healthy, and sustainable.
We want you to return to your natural intuition and notice things like:
- Am I tired and need a rest day?
- Where am I holding tension and need to stretch?
- Where do I feel this movement in my body?
- What types of movement bring me peace and joy?
- When would high-intensity exercise serve my mind and body?
Intuitive Movement comes down to 2 basic things:
Awareness and Trust
- Ask your body questions, get curious, and create your mind-body connection
- Listen to what your body is telling you and honor it. In other words, befriend your body
In our classes, we teach breathing and body awareness to encourage us to listen to our bodies. Simply noticing things like our breath, where our hands are placed, if our knees are bent, and if we feel this in our lower backs, all enhance our connection to our body.
When we listen, we can do the following things:
- Enjoy movement
- Prevent injury
- Rejuvenate the body
- Improve mobility, stability, and balance
- Maximize our workouts in a shorter amount of time
- Decrease stress and tension and
- Continue to do the things that we love
At Current Wellness, our goal is to teach you intuitive movement in order to get connected to your body WHILE relieving stress. In all of our classes, we support both physical and mental health, because they not only overlap, they are equally important.
Interested in learning more? Contact us to schedule your free consultation. We can talk about your goals and the best next steps for your wellness.
1. A. Dobinson, M. Cooper, and D. Quesnel. (2019). Safe Exercise at Every Stage (SEES). A Guideline for Managing Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment.
2. Calogero, R. M., & Pedrotty-Stump, K. N. (2010). Incorporating exercise into eating disorder treatment and recovery. In M. Maine, B. H. McGilley, & D. Bunnell (Eds.). Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the research to practice gap (pp. 425–443)
3. Meyer, C., Taranis, L. Goodwin, H. and Haycraft, E. (2011). Compulsive Exercise and Eating Disorders. European Eating Disorders Review, 19, 174–189