ORM Natural Movement Masterclass

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ORM have partnered with Coach Michael of Wild Forest Gym and Nuclear Races to offer you a unique Natural Movement Masterclass. This 3-hour masterclass will teach you how to use the unique Wild Forest Gymansium at OCR Centre of Excellence, Nuclear Races, Brentwood, Essex. Plus you will learn the basic principals of climbing, lifting, throwing, jumping, balancing, catching and crawling.

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Optimize your Obstacle Racing with Functional Natural Movement

Our training is focused around ‘Functional Natural Movement’ as a way of developing the body to its full potential in regard to its agility, flexibility, dexterity, co-ordination, strength and power.

‘Functional Natural Movement’ is the synergy of ‘functional movement’ with that of ‘natural movement’ in order to maximize functionality of your body in regard to locomotion skills, manipulative skills and safety skills.locomotion skills Continue reading

Interview with Head Coach Michael Cohen

muddyrace.co.ukFollowing our [MuddyRace.co.uk] Spartan Race Training Day review we caught up with Michael Cohen the UK Head Coach of Spartan to ask a few questions..

What is the philosophy of the training camp?

  • There are no limits or boundaries. Sometimes it takes stepping out of their comfort zone so that contenders can move beyond anything they have done before.
  • To teach contenders functional natural movements – climb, jump, throw, lift, carry, run, balance and crawl. It is these principal movement skills that will also develop their strength, power, flexibility, co-ordination and endurance skills. Continue reading

Functional Natural Movement – The key 11 Elements (Part 1)

Over the coming weeks we will be posting a series of articles focusing on 11 key elements to Functional Natural Movement. ‘Functional Natural Movement’ is the synergy of ‘functional movement’ with that of ‘natural movement’ in order to maximize functionality of your body in regard to locomotion, manipulative and safety skills. In this first post we will look at an overview of them.

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Bournemouth Echo

Bournemouth Echo Newspaper

Maria Court

March 2013

Click on the following links to view pdf Page 1 Page 2.

Bournemouth EchoMaria Court gets back to to nature for an exercise programme in the heart of the Forest.

I’ve just gone feral.

Or as one dictionary describes it: ‘existing in a wild or natural state, especially after domestication’. Continue reading

*** Latest News ***

Updated 5 April 2013

WFG Obstacle Course Training for Spartan Race Wild Forest Gym’s Spartan Race Training UK now LAUNCHED! …read more.
log carry Tough Mudder Training – New training session in Swinley Forest, Bracknell on Saturdays 09:00-10:30…read more.
Independant Newspaper review of Fild Forest Gym Independant Newspaper journalist Jamie Merrill writes a review on Wild Forest Gym…read more.
tough_mudder_thumbnail Sunday Training **NEW TIMES ** 09:00-10:30 It is Training Day for Tough Mudder’s this Sunday Morning at our Ruislip Venue. It is time to get muddy and to work you hard in your obstacle course preparation. Now is the time to realise what you have you have committed yourself to…book now.

Women are going mad and wild for Wild Forest Gym!

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In the last week Wild Forest Gym has had a huge influx of Facebook likes facebook.com/wildforestgym from women.
Women not only want to get their hands into the mud trails, but they want to get fit outdoors!Now is the time for outdoor fitness training in the forests where they can here the birds, see the wildlife and the changing colours of the trees, whilst training hard and having some fun. This is in stark contrast to the windowless, air-conditioned, music blaring and testosterone filled gym.


Wild Camping with Wild Forest Gym

natural movement exercisesJust like the 1-day Experience Workshop the 2-day Experience Workshop will cover the same elements. However the 2-day Experience Workshop is structured so that the experience will be more intensive, and you will have the opportunity to spend more time working on the individual elements. We will break the technique down and make sure that you have good foundations.

PLUS – You get the opportunity to sleep out in the wilds of the forests. Experience the awesome side to the forests by sleeping under a basha sheet rather than locked away in a tent. Hear, see, feel and touch all the elements of the forest around you with a roaring fireplace. Continue reading

Immerse yourself in a Wild Forest Gym for 7 hours

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20% DISCOUNT when booked 30 days in advanced

This is your opportunity to experience 7 hours of outdoor fitness training and learn the basics to Wild Forest Gym’s 10 fundamental ‘functional natural movement’ elements – crawl, walk, run, jump, climb, throw, catch, lift, carry and balance.

These 10 fundamental elements will give you an insight into how you can develop your body to its full potential when it comes to natural movement skills of: balancing, standing, bending, leaning, climbing, sitting, pulling, jumping, falling, lifting, twisting, crawling and carrying.

On this intensive 1-day Experience Workshop as well as learning the basics to the 10 fundamental elements your outdoor fitness workshop will including how to: Continue reading

Wild Forest Gym for the Athlete and Sportsperson

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Wild Forest Gym offers amateur and professional athletes, sportsmen and sportswomen an opportunity to develop a multilateral training program to integrate with their Sports Specific Preparedness (SPP) training.

Wild Forest Gym is a Functional Natural Movement Fitness outdoor fitness training program, that takes functional movement onto a new level by taking all the elements of the unpredictability that you get from natural movement and fuses them together. This develops you on all levels – spiritual, mental, psychological, physiological and biomechanical. Continue reading