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Natural Movement Workshop - Long Hunter State Park

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Meeting Time: 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Bryant Grove Recreation Area picnic shelter on Barnett Road (see below for directions)
Estimated Hike Time: 2 hours
Hike Distance: Little to none
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Hike Leader(s): Eric Newman and Jamie Newman

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The Natural Movement concept is a physical education & fitness system based on the full range of natural human movement abilities, including walking, running, jumping, balancing, crawling, climbing & swimming. The manipulative skills of lifting, carrying, throwing and catching are also practiced. Join local certified trainer Eric Newman of Rooted Movement for this free two-hour workshop. Free functional movement screenings will be offered as time allows.

Rooted Movement primarily employs the methodology of MovNat - a natural physical education system founded by Erwan LeCorre. The general philosophy behind MovNat is that it is available to everyone. One does not need to be in phenomenal shape to participate or benefit from MovNat training. Conversely, even those that are fit can benefit from MovNat.

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MovNat operates under three domains of natural movement: Locomotive: running, walking, balancing, jumping crawling, climbing and swimming. Manipulative: carrying, lifting, throwing and catching. Combative: striking, grappling (one's ability to defend themselves and/or others).

The ultimate goal of MovNat is to give an individual "physical competence for practical performance" through the practice of skills within these domains. MovNat instructors want the individual to be capable: capable in strength, capable in movement, capable in balance, etc. Capability, then, is learned through the instruction of efficient methods of natural human movement. Conditioning, strength and mobility are acquired through the practice of these efficient techniques.

The MovNat practitioner does not add strength to poor form. They learn proper execution first, resulting in fewer injuries, increased output and an overall decrease in wasted energy. This is accomplished through instruction methods that are designed with simplicity in mind.

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Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent.

No pets, please. Kids are welcome.

For more information, go to http://www.rootedmov.com/ or call[masked]-8440.

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Directions to Bryant Grove Recreation Area parking lot:

If you're coming from I-24, take Old Hickory Blvd. exit 62 and head north on SR171 (which becomes Hobson Pike). At 6.4 miles, you'll pass the main park entrance on the right; continue on Hobson Pike for another two miles and turn right on South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail). Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail). Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area). Follow the road until it ends at the Bryant Grove Recreation Area parking lot.

If you're coming from I-40, take Mt. Juliet exit 226-A and head south on SR171. Go 4.2 miles and veer left onto South Mt. Juliet Road (follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike trail). Go one mile and turn left onto Couchville Pike at the three-way intersection (again, follow the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area & the Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail). Go about 3 miles and turn right onto Barnett Rd. (look for the brown state park sign pointing toward Bryant Grove Recreation Area). Follow the road until it ends at Bryant Grove Recreation Area parking lot.
For further directions or park information, contact the park office at[masked]-2422.
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