Sustainable Movement's First Community Pop Up Class

My birthday was on March 11th and I was in Tulsa, OK for Katy Bowman’s workshop for Restorative Exercise specialists. While that experience deserves its own blog, I want to share with you how I celebrated my 34th birthday while in Tulsa.

Aaron, owner of A.C.W.A Tulsa, hosted Katy’s workshop and is a good friend of mine. For the past couple of years we have gone back and forth via text about me teaching a workshop at his studio. I told Aaron that I was going to Katy’s workshop and asked if he wanted to offer a pop up class while I was in town to help build community and meet women who are planning on taking my Pre and Postnatal workshop this August.

I knew my birthday was the Monday after Katy’s workshop and I wanted to do something BIG for me this year. I wanted to take big action towards the life I want to have for myself and my son, Lochlan. I thought that offering a community class under my new business name, Sustainable Movement would be the perfect step forward, and Aaron was all in.

I had a shirt made and business cards ordered as soon as we agreed to offer a community pop up class. I knew this was the time to act. No more talking and dreaming. I am ready to serve, build community, and be brave enough to put my work out there.

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It was a blast! 12 people came, all with different backgrounds, body types, and goals. Together we moved, laughed, and played games. It was so motivating to see people embrace Sustainable Movement. I am excited to go back to Tulsa to teach a 3 day Pre and Postnatal workshop (details will be shared soon).

Releasing the psoas and breath work before we got into crawling.

Releasing the psoas and breath work before we got into crawling.

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An incredible group of humans came out and celebrated my birthday with movement, connection, and community.

An incredible group of humans came out and celebrated my birthday with movement, connection, and community.

I am so proud of myself for taking this step and I want to keep the momentum going.

I would like to offer Sustainable Movement Community Pop Up Classes in the northeast where I live. If you are interested in hosting one for your community, please send me an email to abby@sustainable-movement.com

The Sustainable Movement Community Pop Up Classes are meant to make movement and exercise education more accessible by offering a sliding scale for participants and to build community in a positively inclusive space. Here is what some of the participants from the Tulsa class have to say:



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So awesome! Thank you Aaron, for creating some space for me to teach my first Sustainable Movement class. I am so grateful for the opportunity and I look forward to connecting with more amazing humans in the future.

XO,
Abby

Happy Hips for the Modern Human - Part 3

If you missed part 2 of my Happy Hips series you can check it out here.

As a single working mother, finding the time to workout is challenging and sometimes non existent. After my divorce I felt guilty for not “walking the walk” as a trainer and resentful towards my ex for having all the time in the world to workout while I cared for our son and worked. I really did go to a dark place for a long time after my divorce. I felt like any of my “me” time I did have while married was gone in the blink of an eye.

This abrupt change in my life forced me to change my perspective about movement and exercise. It also made me see how privileged and fortunate I was to even have had the opportunity in the past to take time for myself like I had been doing. I understand that some women never have that opportunity and I am more empathetic to that now than ever before.

Happy Hips for the Modern Human Part 3 is all about integration. With my busy schedule I had to figure out ways to integrate more movement into my day without taking up more time or costing more money. I didn’t want to feel guilty or resentful anymore. That is no way to live and it wasn’t serving anyone. I had to adapt and adjust to my new life and own it. And you know what? It’s been really empowering. My life is different now but I found something that works for me. And that’s what I want to help you discover too. I want you to find a movement practice that supports your values and aligns with your life.

Your movement practice is as unique and personal as your body, your experiences, and your dreams. It is yours and you are capable of creating a sustainable relationship with movement that will nourish and support yourSelf.

In this video I share some of my favorite tips for integrating more whole body movements into your daily tasks. Find a comfy position to sit and and cozy up with a warm cup of tea (or coffee, or wine) and tune in.


I hope you have enjoyed my Happy Hips for the Modern Human Series. I have more projects coming down the pipeline that I am excited to share with you soon.

Keep moving and growing!

Xo,
Abby