My Summer Vacation Plan: MovNat!
I might be crazy.
I just signed up for a trip to West Virginia.
For a week.
I am from the east coast originally, so I know exactly what I’m in for when it comes to summer weather and West Virginia, but I couldn’t resist.
I have been interested in the idea of MovNat ever since I saw Robb Wolf write about his experience on his blog last July. The idea of getting outside into nature and playing on a vacation always interests me. While I love heading on a tropical or beach-oriented trip where fruity drinks abound, I also love to challenge myself and learn new things about how to move and be active. Oh, and we get served three completely paleo meals each day, so no stressing over what I’ll eat, carrying snacks or wondering if my food will be gluten-laced… score!
Several years ago I went on a surf vacation with a good friend of mine (who happens to be a fashion blogger if you’re interested) to Mexico with group called Las Olas that organizes surf camps for women – and I had an absolute blast! After working on some balance-oriented training for a while with my then-trainer Dave Engen, I was set to hit the waves with gusto and boy did I! I believe my friend ended up nicknaming me “Monster Paddle.” Yes, really. But I digress.
To prepare myself for MovNat:
- I (finally) got a pair of Vibram 5-Fingers shoes. I can’t say I love how these bad boys look, but I also can’t say that I ever love wearing shoes at all anyway, so there ya go.
- I’ll play outside more often and work on being exposed to the elements while I do so. This’ll be easy since I recently started training a few days a week at San Francisco CrossFit – where we train outdoors.
That’s really it. They tell us to just go about our usual training since “the way you will train with the MovNat Team might be completely different than how you are used to training. MovNat is very different from any conventional fitness program, and also differs from military training or Crossfit.” I don’t actually need to prepare? Sounds good to me!
I anticipate that learning new-but-old movement patterns while hanging out with some like-minded people will be a total blast. Since I’ll be heading out to West Virginia about two weeks after I wrap up my Nutrition Consultant certification, it’ll be a much needed escape and I simply cannot WAIT!
I’ll post a review of the workshop when I get back! If you’ve gone, please feel free to post notes to the comments on your experience.
For more information, check out MovNat.com, Robb Wolf’s review of his MovNat experience (click through the subsequent posts for each day’s review) and another post on RobbWolf.com entitled Why MovNat Matters.
*MovNat has a special offer for Balanced Bites Blog readers who want to attend a 5 or 7 day workshop! Contact vic (at) movnat (dot) com before you register and let him know you heard about MovNat through Balanced Bites for the offer.
Enjoy & be well!
BS, Certified Nutrition Educator, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach
San Francisco Nutritionist & Paleo Nutritionist serving the Bay Area and beyond via phone & Skype consultations.
Author of “The Practical Paleo Nutrition Guide Book.”
An 80-Page eBook guide to making a Paleo diet easy! Filled with tips, tricks, meal planning tools and recipes.
“Bacon is rad. Gluten is bad.” Sport it on a T-shirt.
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