Our bodies are amazing. They have so much movement potential and are capable of so much more than we often believe. We should know them, pay attention to them, understand how we are using them, move them in nourishing ways that allow us to live well in them for as long as possible. It’s never too late, or indeed too early to address alignment issues, postural habits or movement patterns. What do you want to be doing in 10, 20 maybe 30 years time. Are you after movement longevity? I know I am.

I want you to be able to move better so that you can age better. Although we can expect a natural decline, what if the decline and a loss of function is simply due to weaknesses created by poor movement habits or a lack of movement in general?

It’s common to hear people in their 40s and 50s blaming their various musculoskeletal ailments on getting older. The truth is, we are all ageing. Have you recently found yourself complaining about various musculoskeletal issues? Are your knees or some other body part beginning to shout louder? Are you falling into the trap of telling yourself that these issues are because you are getting older? Are you struggling with your exercise program because a body part keeps letting you down?

“Michelle’s classes are more than an ordinary exercise class, they are educational and inspirational. They have motivated me to incorporate exercise and movement into everyday life outside the class!

— Paula Studdert

The good news is that we can do something about it and develop bodies that are more robust, resilient and ready for what life throws at us. This Dynamic Ageing Course Curriculum organised into 8 classes over 4 weeks is designed to radically change your relationship with your body and daily movement. These classes will be highly educational and inspiring. I will provide context for every exercise. You will understand why you do the exercises and how they relate to your life.

After 4 weeks you will understand your body better, have tools to increase your body’s untapped physical capacity and move in ways that offer more strength and mobility day to day, not just during class. You will be inspired and motivated to have a movement practise and make habit modifications to accelerate the learning in class and know that your body is on a different trajectory than when you started.

What these classes are not:

  • They are not like anything you’ve taken before.

  • They are not ‘flow’ classes

  • You will not be jumping up and down and raising you heart rate but you will definitely be surprised by how challenging a simple exercise can be when we’ve dialled in which body parts should be working in any given exercise.

“Michelle is a truly inspirational and motivational teacher. I have been doing her classes for almost a year and they have completely revolutionised the way I think about exercise and movement. She is helping me regain flexibility and strength by introducing small movements in areas of the body I hardly knew existed and certainly haven’t moved for decades! I had thought getting stiffer and less agile was an inevitable factor of getting older but now honestly believe that not to be the case. I cannot recommend her enough for anyone who wants to remain active and flexible as the years advance.

— Alex Bemrose