About 6 Movements Fitness

Changing the way people work out, offering low impact, progressive intensity classes that build the body up, not break it down.

Exercises are based on six human movement patterns, core to human physical activity, since mankind first walked. By pushing, pulling, bending, rotating, squatting and stepping, with and without weight, at varied levels of intensity, 6 Movements members improve their  core strength, posture, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

When movements are guided by knowledgeable and empathetic trainers, combined with biometric feedback, in a fun, friendly environment -the foundation for lifelong fitness is built. When movements are joint-friendly and intensity balanced with recovery, the body responds positively.

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6M Success Criteria

Variable Intensity Interval Training

  • Classes alternate short bursts of vigorous movement and active recovery which studies have proven increases aerobic capacity quicker than most other forms of cardiac training. 6M members have fun while burning more calories, improving endurance and gaining strength.  With classes that range from low to high intensity, there is something for everyone at 6M.

Varied Training

  • Workouts are never boring, when moving through constantly changing exercise stations. Stations may incorporate bodyweight exercises, hand-held weights, TRX straps, Rowers, Ski Erg or a wide variety of functional and gymnastic equipment’s, designed to aid in the movement experience.

Joint Friendly Low Impact Movements

  • Classes  utilize only low impact movements, while still providing a vigorous workout. Rowing machines provide opportunity to achieve maximum burn, while eliminating the forces that most other cardio exercises place on the joints. Kettlebell lifting is low impact, increases strength and improves mobility. TRX suspension straps can  off-set body load allowing strength to build incrementally.

Heart Rate Biometric Feedback

  • Using heart rate sensors and performance monitors and large display screens, 6M class participants are empowered to self-manage the intensity of their workouts.  Participants receive post-workout Heart Rate summary reports, to better track progress over time.

Whole Body Workouts

  • 6M classes are designed for the whole body, whether the class is focused on  endurance, strength or mobility.  Huge efficiencies are found through rowing which utilizes 84% of the body’s muscles . By combining rowing with off-rower movements, 6M classes provide highly effective and efficient total body workouts, in a short amount of time.

Committed to Community

  • 6 Movements gives back to its members and the community through sponsorship of fitness and wellness skills workshops, hosting events that support local charities, and promoting activities with other area fitness organizations.

The 6M Story

Renee Reed and Ralph Bell had lived active lives before they married in 1994 and became focused on family life, building homes and careers. Ralph was an expert skier and competitive rower and Renee an athlete  from an early age, training and competing in a number of sports, some which resulted in catastrophic injuries and arthritis.  As Renee became more sedentary, she gained weight and lost strength and energy. Determined to reverse this slide, she joined health clubs, hired personal trainers, and worked out in a home gym; all with unsatisfactory results. Programs that provided  cardio  aggravated the arthritis, low impact classes lacked intensity and working out alone was not motivating.  Renee and Ralph joined a boot camp class that focused on bodyweight exercise and kickboxing. Both became stronger. Renee lost weight and began to feel a sense of well being missing in her life. They joined a CrossFit box  where they learned Olympic weight lifting, rowing and functional movements.  Renee especially loved the high intensity training and enthusiastically worked out frequently until her injured joints could no longer sustain the workouts.  She moved to Kettlebell training, where she learned a low impact form of weight training that increased her strength and mobility. She studied multiple kettlebell training methods finding a good match to her competitive personality in Kettlebell Sport.   She learned to combine bodyweight and kettlebell training with rowing, to achieve intensity. Wanting to share these highly effective, enjoyable, low impact training modalities with others, Renee and Ralph founded 6 Movements Fitness Studio in 2017.