Moving Well Podcast

The Moving Well Podcast gives you fitness advice for efficient, effective and pain free exercises. The hosts Janet Sunderland and Nikki Naab-Levy who are both fitness educators for Balanced Body and collectively have 20 years experience in the fitness industry.
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Mar 30, 2017

In this episode Nikki and Janet talk with Balanced Body educator and BOSU Master Trainer Erika Quest about balance training and functional fitness using the BOSU Balance Trainer.

They cover:

  • How to create effective regressions and progressions with the BOSU and other balance tools
  • Why your should train in multiple planes of motion and body positions
  • Why balance training is important especially as we age
  • How to incorporate BOSU and balance training into a client session
  • Different ways to use the BOSU to improve stability, mobility and proprioception


About Erika Quest

Erika Quest, PMA-CPT, Owner of Studio Q Pilates Conditioning in Laguna Beach, CA is a Balanced Body® Master Instructor, part of the BOSU® & Hedstrom Elite Team and is also a Body Arts & Science International® Graduate. She is also a regular instructor for the prestigious Pilates Anytime, Inc., a premier presenter and international educator at many fitness and wellness conventions including IDEA®, SCW, Pilates In Asia & Pilates On Tour.

Mar 23, 2017

In this episode Nikki and Janet talk with science based yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings about the current model of pain science and how it relates to yoga and fitness.

They cover:

  • An updated model of pain science and why pain might not actually relate to tissue damage
  • Potential causes of chronic pain
  • The role of the brain and nervous system in interpreting pain
  • Strategies to address pain through movement
  • The importance of novel movement for increasing function and decreasing pain
  • The relationship between load and the need for more precise alignment
  • The application of yoga under the current pain science model
About Jenni Rawlings
Jenni is a yoga teacher with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and movement science. She is a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and a body and anatomy geek writer and blogger. She writes regularly for Yoga International and for her own blog. She is also the owner of Drishti, the nation's first stand-alone yoga clothing store, which she opened in Santa Barbara, California in 2002.
Find Jenni and her online yoga classes on her website (, or connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. You can also visit her yoga clothing store Drishti at
Mar 16, 2017

In this episode, Janet and Nikki talk with Kevin C. Moore, biomechanist and founder of Reembody, about how to troubleshoot foot pain.

They cover:

  • The role of side-dominance in performance and pain
  • The problems with using an over simplified model for addressing foot pain
  • How dysfunction in the foot can contribute to problems with the knees and hips
  • Common causes of foot dysfunction
  • The biomechanics of over pronation, high arches and the big toe
  • Why high arches aren’t always better than flat feet
  • Simple strategies to improve foot health


Links mentioned:

Reembody article on over pronation: Preparing the Foot, Ankle and Knee to Absorb Shock

Finding the medial edge of the foot during squats: Read This Before You Do Another Squat

Upcoming Reembody Workshops:

Fearless Feet: Turning Pressure into Power

March 25th 2017 in Portland, Oregon

In this 5-hour workshop, we’ll explore common inefficiencies in the lower body and provide effective, sustainable measures to eliminate them. Participants will learn the theory behind proprioception, balance and power transmission while putting it all into action in real time.

Price: $138.

Registration link:

Engaging the Glutes: The Strongest Muscle You’re Not Using.

April 22nd 2017 in Portland Oregon

This 5-hour workshop examines the multiple functions of the glute muscles as they relate to cycling. We’ll examine fast- and slow-twitch muscle behavior, laterality and side-dominance, proprioceptive gaps and the benefits of isolated stretching (it’s not what you’re picturing). Although this class is tailored for people with an interest in cycling, it is designed for all levels and every type of sports enthusiast.

Price: Early Bird: $118 (Before April 7th) Regular Price: $148.

Registration link:

About Kevin C. Moore

Kevin is a biomechanist, human-movement specialist and founder of the Reembody Method™. He is a veteran Pilates instructor, BTS master trainer, and a frequent presenter on the EBFA medical webinar series. Kevin’s writing and work has been featured on CNN, the Huffington Post, the Daily HIIT and the South China Morning Post. He has worked with Dr. Emily Splichal, Dr. Perry Nicholson and the US Women’s Fencing Team, among others. He is also a co-founder of New Body Ethic, an American-based non-profit aimed at creating a culture of responsible fitness.

Kevin differentiates himself from other health-and-wellness experts in one striking way: he is all about building up, not tearing down. Shame is a powerful engine for profit, particularly in the fitness industry;Kevin will never pander to people’s basest fears in this way. His philosophy is simple: every body is astonishing, just as it is, and true health stems from first understanding how your body works. 



Mar 10, 2017

In this bonus episode, Nikki interviews Janet about how she got her start in fitness.

They cover:

  • Her fitness philosophy
  • Her experiences as a initially unwilling group fitness instructor, Pilates teacher and fitness educator
  • How she'd like the see the fitness industry evolve 
  • The differences in fitness in Canada vs the US