“Getting Fit in bare feet”

A 9:30 am start I met Suzy for her first session with me at the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve. The 214ha reserve is home to 45% of the Mornington Peninsulas Indigenous flora species and has over 100 years of military use history from 1886-1979.

Suzy had contacted me worried the previous night that she had no “running shoes,” I had to laugh a little because to be honest I rarely wear shoes in my sessions, and if I am they’re minimal and I will always encourage my clients to be barefoot as often as possible through their daily lives. This isn’t some “airy fairy” hippie business, but part of our muscular development. You can read more in my blogs, here. To give you the jist, just like we have introduced species of animal that can alter an eco-system, shoes are an introduced product that can alter our movement systems. They will weaken our feet which are possibly the most important body part we have, having access to your entire anatomy through each point of its surface, therefore impacting on our postural alignment and how we move and function.

To read the full article please go to Mornington Peninsula Online News Magazine here 

Published by jdv05

I'm an Exercise Scientist leading Personal Training and active tours around Parks Victoria protected spaces of Warburton and the Mornington Peninsula. A lover all things movement, incorporating nature into our sessions and personal workouts. I spent 2014 in Japan working as a tour guide and researching trails and writing active trips for both Australia and Japan. I enjoy competing in fun runs and trail runs, with my favourite being the Two Bays trail run. You can check out some of my workouts and fitness tips on my personal blog, www.getfitadventurept.com Qualifications include: Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science, Certificates III and IV in fitness, Level 1 instructor in Mat Pilates, Wild fitness trainer, Level I and II boxing instructor, Surf instructor.

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