Our innovative approach, combining biomechanics, alignment, and natural movement, is effective and accessible. There are many portals to learning how to move and feel better—which is right for you?
Whole Body Biomechanics are in-depth movement courses that include precise exercise instruction to help movers of all levels move more and better.
Each course includes:
- alignment basics and bolstering techniques to make moves accessible
- 25 exercises with modifications
- two 10-minute exercise routines, one beginner and one advanced
- “Home Gym” lessons on where to fit the exercises into your daily life
- a short routine easily done at your desk in minutes!
Designed using biomechanical principles, these courses teach basic alignment and self-assessment so you can scale the exercises to your body and your needs, whether you’re a layperson, an athlete, or a movement professional. Together these three courses will get you moving in new ways, toes to head and neck, but you can pick where to start and how far you want to go.
Feet, Knees and Hips
Move your lower body for more strength and mobility and less discomfort or limitations. This course is perfect for anyone who:
- wants to be able to walk longer or pain-free
- feels restricted by the condition of their knees and hips
- would love more freedom of movement, from walking to basic balance
Un-keyboard your upper body, for active, pain-free arms and mobile, strong shoulders. Take this course if you:
- need to balance lots of time in the “arms-forward” position (keyboarding, driving, cooking, etc.)
- suffer from chronic tension in the shoulders and neck
- want to be able to comfortably carry, lift, hang and swing and have fun in your body again
Core and Pelvis
Create a strong and supple core able to carry you well through your daily activities. Take this course to:
- better distribute movement over your body
- reduce/resolve back pain or a weak core
- restore foundational strength, essential function, and confident, joyful movement
For those looking to work on their back or core, please note that core anatomy—the pelvis and ribcage—are often displaced by a lack of mobility in the upper and lower body. The Nutritious Movement recommendation is to begin with Feet, Knees, and Hips, then Upper Body, and finally Core and Pelvis.
Studio-style streaming classes
Looking for intelligent exercise classes designed to get your entire body moving more and more efficiently? Want classes designed to transfer to movement outside of the studio? Virtual Studio Membership is for you.
Not only is our VSM the most moves for the money, it’s the most whole-body solution too.
This subscription allows you to stream recorded classes taught by Katy at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest, so you can take them anytime. With a full range of classes, from complete beginner to movement professional, the VSM moves all different parts of the body, with a focus on strength, mobility, and balance, always minding your alignment and bolstering to make each exercise perfect for you. If you’ve been exercising without getting the results you want, try this ever-growing library of scalable, challenging classes that target our most sedentary parts. It’s your new drop-in class, with unlimited access!
If understanding theory is key to your motivation, our books will get you moving. Some are more technical and others focus mainly on the exercises, but these are all perfect for people who like their moves with some of the why behind our innovative approach.
Book Lover’s Get Moving Set
If you love nuanced explanations, you’ll enjoy diving head first into your very own library of movement books by Katy Bowman. Geek out on alignment, feet and shoes, moving though the different ages and stages of life—and all the ways to move your DNA! This book set also comes with NM’s ‘Daily Movement Multivitamin’ Video Download or DVD so you can start a movement routine right away. Prefer e-books or audiobooks? We have those bundled and discounted as well.
Easy intro exercise DVDs
Sometimes a regular routine that can be repeated and mastered is the easiest way to get moving. Whether you want to try five simple exercises, a whole-body routine, or a routine concentrated on a healthy pelvis, we’ve got the DVD (or DVD download) for you!
Is there anything better than walking into a room full of people who all care about the same things you do? Talk about community! That’s what our live events are like—people getting a chance to move with people of different abilities in a supportive, instructive environment.
For movement professionals
Yoga teacher? Physiotherapist? Osteopath? Running coach? Aspiring movement professional? If your work involves movement, or you want it to, our innovative approach can round out even the most established exercise toolbox. We believe that the most effective movement instructors are those that have gone through the process of learning to move their own body.