Hi, I’m Rebecca, thanks for stopping by!

I was inspired to create Innate Moves from my love of natural movement. It fascinates me how we are able to use our bodies and how dramatically our culture influences our movements.

Here you will learn all about gymnastics, natural movement, and how they contribute to overall fitness.

A little about me…

I grew up thinking I was restless. I always needed to change positions and always hated chairs. Of course, you aren’t supposed to sit cross-legged – or with your feet up in chairs at all (absurdity!)- and I always felt confined by that.

Dancing and gymnastics was my passion. I loved learning more skills and moves, but I hated the thought of competition and being made to do it – it was more fun for me at home. So I grew up dancing and tumbling around my house and swinging on any bars I could get my hands on! (I still do all this!)

After college, I turned my passion into my career. I directed several gyms, trained multiple instructors, and coached more kids than I can count – and learned a lot!

Teaching headstands for my Gymnastics in the Park classes

Having kids opened up a whole new world of movement for me – natural movement.  I started walking, and even running, barefoot and sold my weights. I studied yoga and natural forms of movement and gave up my furniture and beds. I convinced my family to sell our house and move out of our city – even our country! Now we live in a tiny beach town where I can walk barefoot everywhere and swim in the ocean and play in the sand daily and don’t need a car.

I know what you’re thinking – I went crazy.  Yeah, I suppose I kind of did (but, hey I’m the one living on the beach)! I am just that passionate for natural movement that it’s worth it for me to change my surroundings to accommodate it. Mostly for my children – I want them to grow up with the agility that is innately found in all of us.

My three crazies having fun on the beach!

Now I want to help you change too, but don’t worry, no one has to take it as far as I did! There are so many little things you can do to reclaim your, or your child’s, natural fitness.

Whether you are here to learn to move better, be more agile, or you want your child to get access to gymnastics (without paying your life savings to a gym), welcome! I’m happy to have you and hope you enjoy the information I have for you on this site.

a little about natural gymnastics

My goal of this site and my videos is to make gymnastics more accessible to everyone. Natural gymnastics differs in the sport of gymnastics in that it is not nearly as disciplined and is more geared to the individual. It’s a lot of fun to learn at home – and much cheaper!

Read more about kids gymnastics (starting at newborn!) here

Read more about adult gymnastics here

a little about primal fitness

I believe we were born to move. I also believe the casts of modern society create movements we were not designed for, taking away from our innate abilities. By being more mindful of our surroundings and habits our bodies can be returned to a more productive state.

Read more about primal fitness here.