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.
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.