“As a vegetable farmer, it’s important to get my body prepped for intense physical work throughout the day. I have loved using Nate’s MMR as a way to wake up and warm up! It’s the perfect amount of time and variation for me and makes for a perfect start to the day.“
“I have been working with Nate now for almost 2 months and the amount of progress has been amazing to me. I’m still far away from where I would like to be in my practice, but at the same time, I’m currently performing movements that would have been impossible without an injury 6 months ago. Nate really watches your form and helps correct you, which is really important to me in a coach. He is very supportive, listens to your goals, and seems to be as determined as his clients in helping them achieve them! I’m not going to lie, I was hesitant to coaching in the beginning because of the price, but it has been one of the best decisions I have made! Thanks Nate for everything!”
“I started MovNat because it is a structured, progressive, general and natural training system. I have been practicing various physical activities over the years, jogging, boxing, parkour, crossfit. While I enjoyed all of those, it seems like they always emphasized some aspects while neglecting others. This specialization and repetitiveness lead me sometimes not only to frustration and boredom but as well to injury.
I didn’t know it but was looking for before but it slowly became clear that it was for something more universal and complete. I found in MovNat a training method that encompasses so many aspects like mobility, agility, strength, endurance, adaptability. MovNat trains all of the above in a very natural and practical context. You develop skills that you use in your daily life. MovNat also serves as a solid foundation for your practice of other sports, creating a strong and stable level of fitness.
A very important quality of the MovNat training method is that it is very structured, progressive and adaptive: Whatever your age, gender, fitness level and goals, there is a safe progression towards being a more skilled human being.
Now about the online coaching, I am very glad I gave it a try. It has helped me integrating a daily MovNat training practice in my life, with constant feedback and care from my coach Nate Amado. Nate is really a great coach, very skilled and professional but also attentive, always positive and willing to help you, a genuine, nice, and generous person!
The communication is really easy and dynamic, which makes the organization, planning and adaptation of the training’s equally easy and dynamic. I didn’t think having an online coach living at the other side of the planet could go that smoothly (actually, I was initially even reluctant to have a coach assigned to me who was living in another continent, for fear that it wouldn’t work in practice).
Finally the openness, simplicity and kindness also seems to be quite a constant among the MovNat enthusiasts and coaches. I have met a few so far and there has always been a pleasure. All in all, I can really recommend the MovNat Online Coaching to anyone looking to improve their movement skills.
Happy moving! Naturally! 🙂 “
“This [masterclass] was phenomenal, inspiring and super informative, thanks so much Charlie and Nate!”
“I decided to join this retreat to try something different than I’d normally do, and something not so hard. I chose to work with you because I followed you on social networks and l knew that you were movement focused. I was at peace before starting the retreat, especially after receiving the schedule. I was happy to have small sessions, mixed with Balinese lifestyle, and vacation activities during the retreat. For sure my biggest challenge was the cold immersion, but I overcame it with your support and the support of other participants. After the retreat, I felt good! I stopped the cold immersion 😉 but I kept my own morning routine (same as yours based on meditation, breathing, and movement). My advice to anyone wanting to take this retreat: Do it! It’s not tough at all. Depending on your level you can learn new skills and improve the ones you already have with the attention to quality and details.“
“Over the last two weeks moved all these rocks from the driveway to the lawn, stacked them, and then planted all these baby plants… and my back feels fine – strong even! This is 100% due to skills I learned from Nathan Amado and Original Human Movement. Thank you!”
“I can’t even begin to tell you how much better I feel after starting this program. It’s hard to even describe. I feel so much stronger, and more mobile, and I’m just getting started!“
“I got certified yesterday as a MovNat Level 1 Trainer. Nathan has been coaching me for 3 months and has a great deal of responsibility for me successfully getting certified. I really enjoy having him as my coach. Nathan is really nice and down to earth. He keeps it simple, always with a positive and encouraging attitude. He has always nice words and is genuinely here to help you. He is available and always open to propositions, always ready to adapt so that YOU get the most of the coaching.
If you are hesitating about coaching, like I was before, worrying about the price (or something else), I can only tell you that I really don’t regret my decision of giving it a try. I can recommend Nathan without hesitation! It’s really both a pleasure and a great opportunity to have him as a coach!
Thank you, Nathan! Glad to be able to continue progressing with you!”
“I hope my movement coach Nate doesn’t get tired of me saying how grateful I am to have the OHM guided Morning Movement Routine in my life. I am freaking in love with that routine in the morning. I can’t imagine starting my day without it. Feeling good through the morning movement routine day in and day out grew my confidence… [it] has me wondering if I can tackle the handstand push up… or just being upside down. So I decided to face that movement fear and go for it.“
“Nate is a great motivator, and so positive and affirming. But I like that he’s real with me too, lol. He really pays attention to form and detail and lets me know when I’m not. He also listens to my goals and between-session movement challenges, and remembers these conversations week to week. We’ve been working together for a little over two months and I’ve been really surprised by my improvement. I’m trying things now that I didn’t even do as a kid, and it is playful and fun. And hard! I’m in my forties and have been pretty sedentary for the last decade. If you are worried about your age or slothitude, don’t be. Nate will meet you where you are and you will do amazing things.“
“I just want to say that after only 12 workouts I feel so much stronger and leaner and more naturally fit. I knew there would good results but I didn’t expect to get the positive results I’m getting. It’s crazy. Nothing like this happened when I was doing traditionally weightlifting, which I don’t think I could ever do again! It’s so motivating to see my progress – imagine what’ll happen after 3, 6 and 12 months. Thanks for everything. Really pleased with your coaching and this online coaching program!“
“It became evident to me that I could be moving better. While I am a good yoga practitioner, I was also lacking functional strength and mobility (I always think what I would need to do in a zombie apocalypse, and the answer is not triangle pose?). Y’all. This video captures a huge moment for me… My first time to be able to lift my feet off the ground in a horizontal hang!! This all has been made possible by working with Nathan Amado, who is a certified MovNat™ trainer, and is also taking Katy Bowman’s 52 week biomechanics course. He is helping me to be stronger in a real way. I’ve been crawling, lifting, balancing, squatting, hanging… I can’t wait to see what the next step is! This work is helping change my dialogue about what it means to be strong. This is all about readiness and resiliency.“
“You know because of you and the morning movement routine… many other movements are attainable to me in my mind. I see it and I do it. I no longer fear.“
“I have worked with Nathan for the past 8+ weeks. In that time, he has revamped my entire way of living! From nutrition to healthy routines, he has the tools to make a better you! I thought I was healthy before working with Nathan, he changed my whole outlook on fitness and nutrition. If you are coachable and willing to have an open mind, then please contact him today.”
“Hey Nate! In honor of our 10th session together, I just wanted to thank you for all your insights and patient encouragement. I feel I’ve improved much more in the last months than I did in the previous years trying to learn MovNat on my own. You have literally coached me into doing things I seriously didn’t think I could do! You are awesome, dude!”
“Your morning ritual is dope.“
“I just want to say that it is never to late to change to a healthier lifestyle. I am 55 years young. In February 2017 I decided to change what I eat and start moving. I noticed when I slipped and ate something unhealthy I wouldn`t feel good. I can tell you today that I feel great on the inside. I can’t describe how good I feel 2 years and 3 months later. I have lost weight slow and steady, the right way.“
“My last two sessions with Nathan Amado have been great! For context, I am a mom of 6 who just turned 48 and who has been rather sedentary the past 2 years. Nate has been super encouraging and gives me just enough challenge to push me to do more without me feeling overwhelmed by the difficulty or perceived difficulty.
Last week, the low cross crawl was completely different for me. I felt confident and strong doing it. In the past it seemed so hard! When I contemplated why it was so different, I realized that this time Nate crawled along side me. There’s just something about knowing you are not alone, you know? It gave me someone to follow and model my movements after and gave me the momentum I required to shift my mindset. Lesson? Community brings common unity and builds strength for and to all.
This week my big take away was I did more than I thought I could. Nate is super patient, never rushes, and always knows how to adapt to me. I feel secure that he sees what is best for me and leads me there versus pushing me to do what is best for him. I love this! Today my victory was the hang and swing. At first my hands were slipping and I slipped into “I can’t do this” mindset…caught myself…and we realized that I could grab some dirt to rub between my hands and BAM! The impossible is immediately possible and I AM in my strength.
The best thing is that today I had FUN! This is a huge shift for me. In the past I have “worked out” and “exercised” because I know it is good for me. I love the feeling after but in the moment I have to really fight my thoughts wanting to give up. Today, I entered into my joy of movement and my strength and my body doing what it is created to do…MOVE!
“Bro the last 5 weeks have been phenomenal. Best shape of my life. Thanks for all your help.“
“Nathan is VERY knowledgeable. He cares about long term sustainable health and fitness. He is very passionate about helping others and goes the extra mile for his clients. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone looking to excel in Jiu Jitsu or general health and mobility!“
“I have worked together with Nathan online because we live far from each other and I wish we can meet from up close some day because he is an amazing and authentic guy. Not only that but he has also the experience and expertise when it comes down to Health & Fitness based on natural movements. I highly recommend him!!“
“My boys, 11 & 13, love their movement sessions with Nate. It’s great to see what they learn and carry over to everyday life. Both have shown mental and physical growth since the sessions started, and Nate has been a fantastic coach for both boys. I highly recommend Nate for all of your ‘live like a human’ needs.”
“Our boys have learned so much working with Nate these last few months. He is encouraging and motivates them to push themselves. The lessons are ones that they will take with them for a lifetime! Thank you so much Nathan Amado for spreading and sharing your positivity with us. It is worth mentioning that my boys are 11 and 13. Due to our schedules we can only meet early on Saturday mornings (8am) and they LOVE IT! No complaints when we go.”
“It’s been a good while since I’ve been to a movement workshop, however my experience with it was wonderful. You get really good and very functional movements whether it be for work, daily life, or if you just want to do it for fun! You also get to learn some pretty cool breathing techniques, and get a good workout from it! So give it a shot and do a workshop!“
“Attending this movement seminar revealed to me how I complicate my daily movements by adding unnecessary things to it. Me and my daughter, who was 6 years old at the time, attended the seminar and she had a blast. Nate told us just to refer back to what children do and how they move naturally. The instruction was incredible, simple, and easy to follow. I’m limited in my range of motion in my left shoulder and Nate showed some stretching and some hanging that allows for me now to be able to move about without so much restriction. This class ROCKS, I highly recommend it for those who are looking to get back into fitness and those who want to become more familiar with their bodies!”
“I have a million and one things to say that are AWESOME! You’ve really helped me build mobility and confidence to use my left shoulder from what I learned in that class.“
“I’ve struggled with hip pain for 3 years. To assuage the pain, I tried medication, chiropractors, yoga, and anything else I could think of — to no avail. One session with Nate gave me 3 days of pain free movement. The only 3 days I’ve had without pain in years. Give this man a chance to help you.“
“Nate has been training me for two years, and it’s been life changing. I am much stronger in lots of ways, and am doing things I never thought I would be able to do. Every time I see him, I learn valuable information about myself, and am feeling more able to handle a zombie apocalypse. I highly recommend Nate for anyone who is looking to begin, or add to, their movement practice.”
“I’ve trained with Nate for several months now and I would have to describe him as a phenomenal trainer. He’s exceedingly patient and encouraging, insightful and helpful, and generally just a great guy. If you are on the fence or just curious about this whole “MovNat” thing, I highly recommend training with Nate.”