... from Action, the foundation for cognitive development by Claes von Hofsten.
... and Frank Forencich in a recent interview:
"I am mystified by the modern “motivation problem.” Many people report having poor motivation and believe that a trainer can supply it. Or, we resort to hyper-normal stimuli like loud music to get our bodies moving. Or, we sign up for boot camps so that coaches and trainers will force us to get moving. But this is all based on a flawed assumption: that physical movement in inherently unpleasant. We see this assumption at work all across the medical-fitness-public health world. In many cases, public health leaders have simply given up. Exercise sucks, so we’ll have to apply more interesting carrots and more fear-based sticks to get people to move their bodies.
This, of course, is nonsense. Every child and every dog knows that movement is inherently pleasant. They move, not for some ulterior motive, but because it feels good. That is, the motivation is in the movement, nor in something external. The art lies in finding movements that make you feel good, not in being driven by externals.
As trainers, we need to offer more interesting and pleasant movement experiences. The reason that people hate exercise is that we give them too many rigid, single plane drills. We’ve forgotten the bounce and the dance that animates our bodies and our lives. We’re so busy calculating numbers and tracking results that we forget how much fun we can have. So put down the clipboard (iPad), grab a few medicine balls and start creating. Free yourself from the notion that your clients have to suffer. Instead, help them to fall in love with movement."
... moving is probably just very pleasurable...
|Margo's loving this. Really.|
|intense vestibular action is a bit scary... which is a great reason to do it|
|don't let that serious face fool you, she's locked into some intense crawling fun.|
|... your's truly.|