Please read through our FAQ’s to help better understand the moveSKILL program.
I would like to see a sample of the videos and workout programming before I sign up. Where can I see this?
Please go to our Sample Program
Are the demonstration videos meant to be silent?
Where can I see just the Beginner Program Workouts and not the others?
Once you are logged in, please click on the goMOVE button at the top. On the right hand side, select the Beginner Program “more” button and you will just see the Beginner Program workouts. This is the same for Intermediate and Advanced workouts.
To pass a certain skill on the moveSKILL Levels, do I have to do the specific skill without stopping? For example, 30 air squats.
The skills need to be done without stopping, i.e. “one set”, unless it specifically states that you have a time window in which to complete a number of exercises.
I’m overweight and haven’t exercised in awhile. Can I use this program?
You are one of the reasons this program exists. We designed the moveSKILL program to help you understand and develop your general physical fitness. If you are, at present, out of condition, it only means that your journey will take longer. We don’t mind. Time is passing though, so lets get started.
Speaking of overweight, will this program help me lose any poundage?
Yes. moveSKILL will help you create a healthier body. Losing fat will require dietary changes as well. You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet. Getting fit however, will really help your diet changes work.
I have a bad back. Will this prevent me from using moveSKILL? How do I keep from hurting myself?
We have a lot of experience helping people with chronic back pain. Clearly a careful approach to exercise is necessary but keep in mind that muscle is what holds your body together and allows you to move. Careful training using safe, effective movement patterns is transformative.
I’m in my 60s. Is this for younger people?
It is never too late to start. We have worked (so far) with people into their eighties. With the proper attention to detail you will not be injured and you will improve your ability to move. Developing your general fitness will be a huge boost to your quality of life!
I’m a competitive athlete. What can I get from moveSKILL?
Athletes, especially competitive athletes, are usually specialists. Specialization means that you have developed some areas of your potential to the exclusion of others. Cross training has long been recognized as helpful to competitors. Improved progress in your specialty and reduced chronic injury rates, are among the reported benefits of incorporating general fitness training into your routine. moveSKILL is a very comprehensive general fitness program that will help you take your athletic abilities to the next level!
I’ve never done a pull-up in my life! I can’t even imagine how that will happen. Is moveSKILL too advanced for me?
Being strong enough to pull yourself up feels so amazing! Having shoulders that are capable of supporting your body weight is an important part of being healthy. We have helped many, many people achieve pull-ups. Many of whom had no idea they were capable of that kind of strength. You are capable of pull-ups also. Time is passing though, so lets get started.
What if I don’t have any exercise equipment? Is there anything I can do, equipment-less, in my backyard?
Learning to move well is NOT about the equipment. You can absolutely get started with very little stuff. With some creativity you can achieve the desired goals without spending a lot of money. We own and use many different pieces of exercise equipment though, because it helps us achieve what we are working toward. Some tools are too useful to ignore. Rings are a good example. In the end it is all up to you. Do what you can with what you have. Don’t let equipment, or the lack of it, be the excuse that holds you back.
Are there different workouts for men and women?
Yes and no. Many of our criteria are given as a percentage of body weight, to allow for different body types. Some exercise weights or times are specified differently for males and females. Remember though that the subject here is general fitness; being able to move and work with your own body. Small or large, male or female we all need to move our own bodies with control and confidence and grace.
What can I do if I don’t make progress?
There are many ways to stumble on the path to fitness. We know most of those ways. If you are not making progress something is wrong. It is time to analyze what you are doing, review our instructional videos, read the articles and if all else fails send us your questions.
How do I know if I’m doing it right?
I love this question! If you are making steady progress, and feel better than when you started, you are doing it right!
Where’s the cardio?
The steady state of relatively low power output work that comes to mind when you think of cardio is not as useful as you have been led to believe. To be athletic, or even just healthy, you must develop your anaerobic as well as your aerobic energy systems. moveSKILL programming trains your cardio-vascular system in multiple ways, helping you develop really useful general fitness.
Is there any way to lose weight without cardio?
Burning calories is not an effective way to reduce excess fat. Being physically fit brings many benefits but you cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet. Good eating habits are the only long term solution to maintaining healthy body composition.
Will I bulk up from moveSKILL? I don’t want to look too muscle-y. Will I bulk up from moveSKILL? I WANT to get big!
Bodybuilding, the pursuit of larger muscles, is not the same thing as strength training. Our goal at moveSKILL.com is to provide programming designed to maximize your strength and your ability to move well, without adding muscle size. Adding muscle mass, for those folks who want it, requires special training methods AND special eating habits. This can be added to moveSKILL programming but it will take extra effort and dedication. Adding muscle is not easy for most people.
Healthy bodies do have a certain amount of muscle on them, this is not a bad thing.
Does this have anything to do with CrossFit?
No. moveSKILL is a unique program with it’s own structure and goals. The audience for moveSKILL.com are those people who want to develop a foundation of general physical fitness. What you add on top of your foundation is up to you. Continuing on with CrossFit workouts or competitions is certainly possible if you choose. You will have a foundation for any sport or activity you wish to pursue.