Do you know about The Movement Standard? I didn’t, until I came across the studio on Instagram recently, and even then I was a little confused. Is it yoga? Is it contemporary dancing? Male gymnastics? Finally, our intrepid Holland Murphy paid a visit to the Old East Dallas space to get to the bottom of it.
Turns out, The Movement Standard is sort of all of the above, but mashed together into
“slow-burning, ever expanding program” that offers a more holistic program than today’s typical get-fit-quick approach. And though I have yet to work up the courage to attend a class (I’m a known skipper of headstands during yoga class), I have thoroughly enjoyed watching The Movement Standard team do handstand pushups, one-handed handstands, and other gravity-defying, feet-free activities. Here are a just a few choice videos that will get you hooked.
We’re going to kick this off with a simple and perfectly executed cartwheel-slash-handstand series to get us all warmed up.
We love handstands and practice static work but that’s not the end! The goal for us to to USE IT within and link to other movement. Part of that practice is learning to enter in as many ways as possible, something we explore inside our locomotion and handstand classes. Come join us each day 1215 & 6p and Sat/Sun for extended 2 hr sessions!
Next, we have a flawless handstand pushup that’s executed so smoothly, it will make you look at your own biceps and cry.
Just a super casual way to drink water!
This is definitely way harder than it looks.
Okay, this is not a video, clearly. But, dear readers, what in the name of all that is Dallas fitness is going on here? How did we get here? Someone, please explain.
Oh, you thought that first handstand was cool? Check out this one pulled off with just (claps) one (claps) hand (claps).
When learning a skill like the handstand it's helpful to have someone who has been there leading the way to help course correct, not just a talking head. A requirement of all of our teachers is that they walk the walk and live the movement lifestyle, which is directly transferred to the students in a tangible way as to benefit their own practice. If you're interested in learning how to implement these principles we'll be here every Wednesday from 12:15-1:30. Open to all levels.
What are we back at the 1984 Olympics with Mitch Gaylord or something?
We post some fairly complex patterns from time to time so it's easy to misunderstand what we do. These capabilities are not expected of new students but are an example of where a process centered around establishing a proper foundation can go. We use the rings to add complexity, condition, play and so much more. Come find your level and learn how to build on it Friday's 1215-130. No experience needed.