Move & play like a human
MonkeyFit beinhaltet die volle Bandbreite unserer natürlichen Bewegungsfähigkeiten, vom Laufen, Balancieren, Springen, Bewegen auf allen Vieren, Klettern, Schwimmen, Heben, Tragen, Werfen, Fangen, bis hin zur Selbstverteidigung. Hierdurch gelangst Du durch zu einer umfassenden Fitness, welche Du im Alltag nutzen kannst und dank der Du auch für Notsituationen hervorragend gewappnet bist.
- Du möchtest umfassend fit werden
- als Athlet verletzungsfrei & leistungsfähig bleiben
- wünschst Dir als Trainer, Betreuer, Erzieher oder Lehrer neue Ideen für funktionales Training & Bewegungsspiele?
In rough and tumble play -besides training skills, reflexes, strength & ruggedness- your face lights up, you laugh, forget worry & show a glint of your soul.
Knowing the feeling, who wonders that play is a natural and vital part of life for most mammals as well as a number of smart birds like raven and parrots. So called primitive people too instinctively know its value. Only in our society its worth is nearly forgotten and, as with other once natural elements of life, it now takes scientists to research and confirm the benefits of such apparently unproductive pursuits -- and rebels & oddballs to reestablish it in our culture.
Why, play contributes to trust, empathy, sharing, cooperation, resilience, self-regulation, sustained optimism and more -- especially in the face of real world challenges.
"The consequences of adult play deprivation (on the other hand) are: lack of vital life engagement; diminished optimism; stuck-in-a-rut feeling about life with little curiosity or exploratory imagination to alter their situation; predilection to escapist temporary fixes…alcohol, excessive exercise, or other compulsions; a personal sense of being life’s victim rather than life’s conqueror." -Dr. Brown, bit.ly/playdeprivation
Interestingly, all symptoms that abound in our society. So, in case you register any of the above, before resorting to other therapies -- give rough play a go and see whether it might not put a sparkle back into your eyes!
Music: "Fiddles McGinty" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) #roughhouse #play #FightingMonkey #javelin #parkour101 #SeeAndDo #evolvemoveplay #trailer ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
If at first you don't succeed...
If at first you don't succeed, smartly practice some more months. 😉
Music: Lucky Thirteen by Martijn de Boer dig.ccmixter.org/files/NiGiD/54678 Ft: Stefan Kartenberg & Javolenus #parkour #play #SeeAndDo #ParkourStrength #trailer ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Winter's for strength
Klingon mating: The male reading love poetry while ducking rocks thrown by the female. ...Train like a girl! 😀
Music: Octagon Pt.1 by Polyrhythmics, based on a work at www.needledrop.co/wp/artists/polyrhythmics/ #parkour #play #parkourStrength #gmb #fightingmonkey #SeeAndDo #naturalmovement #MovNat #trailer ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
😉 😉 😉 good luck #TEAM ♥
Only crazy! (I was see today 6 times this your video of your group movers!!)
Kick, pull, jump, throw, climb
The foundation of self-defense is to first learn how to maintain your health and high spirits even without any external attack. I kinda enjoy how seasons come to our help over here these days, providing chill to strengthen our constitution and rain for us adapt to slippery surfaces. 😉
Music: Dawn at the Top of the World ft. copperhead & Robert Seikawitch by Ivan Chew, dig.ccmixter.org/files/ramblinglibrarian/55007 / #parkour #play #movnat #calisthenics #naturalmovement #parkourstrength #FightingMonkey #SeeAndDo #trailer ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
Excellent use of your world as your primal playground. And great to see how many women are playing so joyfully. Primates playing together works for me. ZK
WAS // Bewegungsspiele, Animal Moves, Raufen, Natural Movement, Parkour, Calisthenics & freies Training. Die Session hat Feiertagscharakter d.h. wir machen alles mögliche --jeder kann, keiner muss-- Du kannst gern zwischendurch chillen. Danach optional gemütliches Beisammensein & Picknick.
KOSTEN // Auf Spendenbasis. Empfehlung: 10€ pro Teilnehmer
TREFFPUNKT // Bolzplatz Wernertanne, Am alten Gerauer Weg, 64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf. :: Karte: bit.ly/wernertanne
MITBRINGEN // Kleidung die nass und schmutzig werden darf, leichte Sport- oder Barfußschuhe, Wasser & Verpflegung nach Bedarf, am besten in einem kleinen Rucksack. Sowie, wenn Du zum ersten Mal an einer Session teilnimmst, einen unterschriebenen Ausdruck des nachstehend verlinkten Haftungsausschlusses: bit.ly/selfresponsible
KIDS & TEENS // Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren nur mit schriftlicher Einverständniserklärung der Eltern. (Download siehe oben) Kids bis einschließlich 14 anfangs nur in Begleitung eines Erziehungsberechtigten.... See MoreSee Less
Esprit Concrete Weekend Workshop in Darmstadt (Ger)
We are so excited and honoured to have been invited by Astrid Bösser and her friends at Monkeyfit to run a 4 hours workshop this summer around Darmstadt (Germany). We will be hoping to build on the great times they all shared with Markus Moreno aka Thomas Couetdic last year and invite you to join us if you can!
** ALL ABILITIES WELCOME **
For 14 years old and above
The workshop will be a full "esprit concrete" experience, approach and methods.
The workshop, although Parkour movement centred, will be themed around psychological discovery and growth to try to guide you all to empower yourselves to reach you full potentials and move away from a few shackles life throws at you. We will inform our sessions with counselling psychology concepts and interventions to sensitise you to some of your own personal struggles, notice them, own them and then fight them constructively.
Using games, group activities, mental and physical challenges, we will be sharing some of our tools with you all to enable you to develop yourself mentally, emotionally and physically. It will be fun and challenging to say the least and we can't wait!! 🙂
We really want to do our best to make sure that we promote a sense of community and unity, facilitating you to nurture confidence that will hopefully ripple into your lives outside of movement and evoke positive change in others. In honour of this we also welcome you to join us for a well earned meal at a local food place after each workshop and take the time for us to get to know each other a bit better and share a few laughs!!
Prices are 50€ (£43) for one workshop.
Saturday in Darmstadt
As we know some of you will travel form abroad to live that experience with us, to compensate for the price of travels and accommodation, people travelling from outside Germany for the workshop will get a 30% discount, so 33.50€ (£29 for those of you thinking of coming from the UK) for the workshop.
In the same way, this is an affordable place to stay that has been recommended to us and other travellers if they needed.
You can pay by bank transfer, all the details here;
*** Please note that the places are limited to 18 participants as we like to keep the quality and the content available and personalised to each individual.
*** First come, first served basis, book early to avoid disappointment and please be advised that there is a non refund policy due to the event being an away from home event for Esprit Concrete.... See MoreSee Less
There's no final goal
Nowhere you gotta race to
Recall to chill & appreciate the nows 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
well said, Astrid 😀
Strong wo/men lift each other
When you're at peace with yourself you don't need to knock anyone.
Do what gives you peace.
#SeeAndDo #GirlsGoneStrong #Firemanscarry ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Fall for fun
"Failure is an essential element of the learning process..." -Amos Rendao
That guy's so right! Why, you can either avoid failure OR learn. Accordingly, out to (re)learn how to move well, it's smart to start right out with falling. An art that most of us mastered as kids--until we began avoiding all the fun stuff that might lead to bruises or dirty clothes.
High time to revive! Re/learn to bail, fall, roll; explore, buff up and rebuild faith in vital abilities that may save our ass, neck & joints -- and have shedloads of fun at it!
For inspiration, have a look at Amos' work (bit.ly/TheArtOfFalling) or, if you happen to live or travel close- join one of our beach sessions. Look forward to kissing the dirt together! 😀
Music: www.partnersinrhyme.com #parkour #play #fall #parkour101 #ukemi #randori #animalmoves #SeeAndDo #FightingMonkey ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Thanks for kind words 🙂 love what you guys are doin
Risky play => resilient mammals
In risky play, you dose yourself with manageable quantities of fear and practice keeping your head and behaving adaptively while experiencing that unwelcome emotion. You learn that you can manage fear, overcome it, and come out alive.
Based on Peter Gray, Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It, www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201404/risky-play-why-children-love-it-and-need-it #play #risk #riskyplay #psychology #parkour #SeeAndDo ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago