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 husband Ralph Bell lived active lives before marrying and shifting focus to family, building homes and careers. Ralph had been an expert skier and eight-boat rowing crew member. Renee, a multi-sport athlete who competed into her forties. When arthritis forced her to slow down, her lifestyle became sedentary and her health began to suffer as she gained weight and lost strength. Determined to reverse this slide, she joined health clubs, hired Personal Trainers and worked out in a home gym; all with unsatisfactory results. She found that programs which provided adequate cardio, aggravated her arthritis. Low impact classes lacked intensity, and working out alone was boring and no fun. After Renee and Ralph joined a boot camp class that focused on body-weight exercise and kickboxing, both grew stronger. Renee lost weight and felt a sense of well being that had been missing in her life. They joined a CrossFit box where Renee fell in love with the challenge and high intensity, until her arthritic joints could no longer sustain the high impact. She moved to hardstyle Kettlebell training and found this low impact form of weight training increased her strength and mobility, though left her desiring more intensity. She studied multiple kettlebell training methods and found the desired intensity and match to her personality in Kettlebell Sport, an endurance sport where the lifters compete against their own records. She learned that by combining body-weight exercises and kettlebell lifting, with rowing, it was possible to achieve a high level of endurance,strength and mobility; even with arthritis and joint replacements. Wanting to share these highly effective, enjoyable, low impact training modalities with others and pursue her life-long passion for fitness, Renee gave up a long-time career in high tech consulting and founded 6 Movements Fitness Studio in 2017.