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movement for everyday vitality

 Josh Pole in the Movement gym - performing a handstand

Our movement gym

Within Infuse Health, there is a movement gym. We believe in connecting you to your highest level of physical vitality; it is a primary foundation of our holistic principles. Through movement you can expand your physical capacity, control and awareness to do whatever activities you want in life.

We aim to provide you with the training to improve all aspects of your physical abilities. With a passion for complexity and diversity of movement, we draw inspiration and basic principles from strength training, gymnastics, sports, animal locomotion, calisthenics, dance, martial arts, yoga and whatever crosses our paths, and reshape it for a generalist approach.

Reconnecting the body to operate, as a whole, strengthening weak patterns and mobilising restrictions are the basis to improving your power, control and grace.

Our movement gym offers classes for everyone – all abilities with progressions for the beginner through to the highly practiced. Through these classes, you will learn to do a broad range of skills freely with confidence. With this newfound self-reliance, you will feel stability, balance and coordination, understand and control what’s happening inside your body and be capable of trying new activities.

Josh Pole, who is a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, AWF weightlifting coach, CHEK holistic lifestyle coach and Ido Portal Method student, designs and teaches the classes to develop and reconnect the body to reach its movement potential.

Power, mobility, balance, spatial control, coordination and play are explored in the purpose-built movement gym using simple and highly effective tools such as sticks, bands, bars, rings, mats, weights, ropes and floor work.

Regular practise leaves your body feeling strong, relaxed, energised; your mind sharper and able to learn new patterns and skills quicker; and your emotions – your feelings, mood, energy and motivation levels – more empowered; this trio combination of body, mind and emotions influences your overall health.

Class description

Movement

This class is for everyone. It develops and reconnects the body to reach its movement potential. Concepts are drawn from numerous physical specialisations and reshaped for a generalist approach. Elements such as strength, mobility, balance, coordination and play are explored.

Book into a class today.

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Intro to MOVEMENT CLASSES

Have you heard of Movement? It's a class that rebuilds our bodies to move as we should! Lead by passionate, highly knowledgeable teachers, Infuse Health Movement classes are open to all ages and capabilities with a focus on creating the best version of you.

MOVEMENT CLASSES || Push/Pull Progressions

Our movement gym offers classes for everyone - all abilities with progressions for the beginner through to the highly practiced. Through these classes, you will learn to do a broad range of skills freely with confidence.

MOVEMENT CLASSES || Games

There's always a new challenge in movement. Whether it be games or play - we continually mix up the rules to create new learnings and experiences.

Play introduces the natural movement complexity that comes from human interaction. We use games for many reasons within the session – as a warmup, to refocus, to recover, joint preparation, and to work specific attributes. There is a starting point for everyone’s capabilities.

 Movement F.A.Q.

Here is some commonly asked questions and hopefully we have answered yours. If not don’t hesitate to contact us.

+ What is Movement?

The “Movement” we are referring to is the physical movement related to the human body both intrinsically and extrinsically. A movement practice develops and reconnects the body to reach its movement potential. The purpose is to create powerful, resilient, diversely capable and highly adaptable bodies. We aim to make you move how we were designed to and that is probably better than you could even imagine.

+ What do the movement classes involve?

The classes are based around an intelligent yet simple process to build the higher level movement characteristics on top of a broad base of strength, mobility and resilience. The classes utilise highly effective methods and tools from numerous disciplines. Elements such as strength, mobility, balance, coordination, awareness, control and play are explored. To understand why we do what we do, the Movement Fundamentals Workshop is the best place to start.

+ How often should I come?

As often as possible and sustainable for you. This also depends what else you do movement wise. We ideally will be moving for numerous hours every day at a range of intensities. This is not so easy to do with the modern lifestyle… but this does not make it any less vital to our health.

So come lots, join the growing community of awesome people and bring the people who you value most along for the ride.

+ Do the classes cater for beginners?

Most definitely! Again, the Movement Fundamentals will let you hit the ground running. We have a diverse range of abilities and our classes cater for all levels. The atmosphere and culture prioritises the correct progressions for the individual to ensure you maximise your development and have a heap of fun in the process. Beginners are inspired and encouraged by teachers and other students. So if you want the highest quality coaching and the company of genuinely awesome people, this is the place to be.

+ Are Movement classes good for weight loss?

Absolutely, but this is not a focus or priority. It is simply an unavoidable outcome. Because a movement practice is diverse, sustainable and encourages an active movement rich lifestyle, I would argue it is one of the best weight loss methods available.

Training for aesthetic improvement has an emptiness to both the process and the outcome and rarely works as the body is too complex to reverse engineer. “Movers” develop an athletic well-proportioned body that is highly capable and this is what we are instinctually attracted to.

+ Do you offer Personal Training?

Yes, all 4 of our movement teachers offer Personal Training with various availability. This can be a great starting point to build confidence or to address specific concerns. Some simply prefer the personalised training program to cater to their goals. Whatever your reason, we would be happy to provide the individualised attention of one on one or small group training.

+ Do you lift weights?

We certainly do. We use the most effective tools and methods we can to serve our purpose. We train with bodyweight, external loads and partner loading. The ability to move and control external objects is an essential attribute of a healthy human. Loads start light until the movement pattern, joint range & stability and overall control is achieved to a high quality. We have evolved to be strong and powerful and is crucial to be physically capable as well as other benefits including hormone production, bone density, injury resilience, disease occurrence, and longevity. Weights such as barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells are used for more than just strength development.

+ How long are classes?

Classes are 75mins. This allows us to work on a diverse range of attributes. So much happens, they go incredible fast! Ideally they would be longer but it’s a compromise with our busy lives.

+ Is it similar to CrossFit or F45?

Not really. The why, the focus and the methods differ significantly. There are some similarities with regard to strength development, and conditioning work but the focus is on movement quality over output & intensity or to simply “exercise”. Within movement, there is a strong emphasis on control, mobility, joint stability & health, balance, re-alignment, coordination, spatial awareness and more. Our programming is specifically designed to build highly capable humans and is constantly adapted to best suit our community.

+ Should I do yoga as well?

We encourage our member community to do both yoga and movement. A combined membership offers the best value and they complement each other incredibly well. Some choose to do one or the other but more than half choose a ratio that best suits their body, mind and lifestyle. Once you have adequately adapted to both programs and have the energy, you are most welcome to do back to back movement and yoga classes.

+ How many people are in the classes?

All our movement classes are capped at 16 people. This ensures the teaching and progressions are fully catered to everyone in the class. You will feel fully supported within the classes and the teacher will have ample time to address your questions so don’t hesitate to ask.

+ How did you come to teach movement?

The movement teachers, Josh, Joe, Luke and Alex have been involved in physical training and specialisations through their entire lives. They have trained in high level sports, commercial gyms, CrossFit boxes, various martial arts and yoga studios. The common threads that directed them towards movement is the challenge to be diversely skilled, highly adaptable and resilient to injury. Movement also teaches people to be humble as there is no end to what can be learnt. The transition from our previous physical training to a movement focused practice began in 2014 when we first heard the name Ido Portal. The world of movement has some truly incredible teachers that have taught all of us through classes, workshops, online coaching and retreats. To name a few: Ido Portal, Simon Thakur, Craig Mallet, Dave Wardman, Rafe Kelley, Yuri Marmerstein, Gymnastic Bodies, Fighting Monkey and others.

+ Can I arrive early and stay late to warm up and practice?

Depends on the class time but at a minimum we make sure the front door is open at least 15mins prior to class. Feel free to use the gym whenever a class is not in progress. You are also welcome to stay around after class to work on anything you wish. Make sure you check in on the iPad prior to starting your practice.

+ What should I bring?

Clothes that you can move completely freely in (best to throw out everything that limits movement). Layers are best in winter. Sweat towel in summer. Like the yoga studio, the movement gym is shoe free. And water bottle which you can refill at our water filter.

+ Do I need to make a reservation or can I just walk in?

No, you don’t need to but it is advised to get in touch beforehand as some classes reach capacity. On your first visit, show up 15mins early to fill in the paperwork and to allow the teacher to learn some key information to best support your practice.