|Erwan Le Corre by Emily Shur|
In the January 2011 issue of Outside magazine, Nick Heil writes about Paleo Fitness, or The Workout that Time Forgot. Erwan Le Corre is the leader of MovNat, sometimes called Paleo Fitness, which is based loosely on crossfit, barefoot running, martial arts, wrestling, and low-carb diets. It is a fitness regime that hearkens back to our caveman roots, and is intertwined with the Paleo diet, which shuns modern day foods, inlcuding grains and dairy.
MovNat is based on an obscure training manual published in 1912 by Georges Hébert, a French naval officer. He also incorporates elements of Parkour, which combines running,acrobatics, and death-defying (sometimes) stunts. Adding in the Paleo Diet completes the picture. Le Corre teaches the training regimen himself through workshops and clinics, and has trained others to help spread the word. To explore more or to find a training opportunity near you, visit the website, MovNat®: Explore Your True Nature™.
I'm not big on the Paleo diet, so that part I can take or leave, but the actual training looks like a blast! I will definitely search out ways to incorporate this into my own fitness plan.