The 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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Oct 26, 2017

In this episode, Janet and Nikki chat with Claudia Moose, founder of Primal Movement Works about how to apply primal movements to post rehab, Pilates and fitness.

They cover:

  • The theory behind primal movement and why it's beneficial
  • Different styles of and applications for crawling
  • How crawling and other primal movements can help us recover from injury and improve gait patterns and performance.
  • How to integrate primal movement explorations into a Pilates or fitness setting
  • The difference between increasing tolerance to novel movement and physical pain that could lead to injury
  • Claudia's  journey in using primal movement to come back from a traumatic ankle injury

About Claudia Moose

Claudia Moose, ATC, CSCS, NASM-PES, PMA-CPT, Movement and Manual Therapist: B.A. Movement and Exercise Science emphasis Sports Medicine (Exercise Science and Athletic Training) Chapman University.  Balance Body Master Instructor (Anatomy & Movement, Pilates, MOTR, Bodhi), Partner of Absolute Center and Founder of Primal Movement Works!.

As an Athletic Trainer, working in the industry since 1985, she shares the dual role of a movement educator and a manual therapist. Her manual therapy studies including myofascial release, PNF, joint mobilization, muscle energy, positional release, active release, and acupressure.  Her movement studies include functional movement training, Olympic lifting, power lifting, suspension training, plyometrics, sports specific training, integrated movement, rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation, corrective exercise, Pilates, yoga and CoreAlign.

To learn more about Primal Movement Works visit or To connect with Claudia, say hello on Facebook or Instagram

Oct 19, 2017

In this episode, Janet and Nikki chat with Pilates teacher and movement educator Jennifer Gianni about how to work with pre and postnatal women in a Pilates and fitness setting:

They cover:

- Basic recommendations for working with pre and postnatal clients

- How to assess for common issues related to pregnancy, such as pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis rect

- Stretching considerations and contraindications 

- Strategies and exercises to train the pelvic floor and the abdominals during and after pregnancy

- How women can tell if an exercise is right for their body during or after pregnancy

- Exercise myths related to pregnancy

- What the recovery period might look like after having a baby and how to progress back to regular exercise

About Jennifer Gianni

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the mind/body field. She began her formal Pilates training in Los Angeles at Performing Arts Physical Therapy under the direction of Melinda Bryan (certified and ordained by 1st generation Pilates Master Romana Kryzanowska). Jennifer’s training during these years included workshops, testing and continuing education seminars with Romana Kryzanowska as well as other Classical Pilates greats like Siri Darma, Jillian Hessel and Jay Grimes. 

Jennifer was chosen to be one of the first Master Teacher Trainers in the United States by Balanced Body in 2007. Jennifer brings her own style and passion to the Balanced Body program and many students chose Balanced Body in order to work with her.

Jennifer discovered her passion for Pilates for pre & post natal women when she was pregnant with her first child which sparked the creation of her own method in 2001 and has been honing it ever since. She has presented her Fusion Fusion Pilates Pre & Post Natal Teacher Training program around the world since 2003 – from the United States to Japan to Russia and more…

Jennifer is the owner and director of Fusion Pilates DVD’s, which specialize in DVD programs for women’s fitness. Jennifer released her original Pre & Post Pregnancy series in 2001, two DVD’s for the Pilates Professional in 2009, and a Pilates Birth Ball series in 2011.

Jennifer is based in Asheville, NC at her Fusion studio, but travels to present her courses across the country and around the world. She is the owner and director of – a website dedicated to bringing the best online continuing education to Pilates professionals.

Oct 13, 2017

Trina Altman about why people get hurt doing yoga and her new online course Yoga Deconstructed™

They cover: 

  • Common causes of pain and injury in yoga
  • The movements that are missing in yoga that can contribute to muscle imbalances and pain
  • Why stretching isn't always the answer
  • How people who are both too stiff or too mobile can benefit from adding strength and stability training to their routine
  • How breaking down a pose into smaller movements can reduce the risk of injury and increase the longevity in your yoga practice
  • Why Trina created Yoga Deconstructed ™ and how the exercises she teaches can be used to balance out a regular yoga practice

Links Mentioned:

Hips Don't Lie Online Course

Yoga Deconstructed®

About Trina Altman, E-RYT 500, PMA®-CPT

Trina leads teacher trainings in Yoga Tune Up®, the Roll Model® Method and Rx Series for Equinox locally and internationally. She is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed™ an innovative interdisciplinary approach that fosters an embodied understanding of Yoga and its relationship to modern movement science.

While at Brown University, Trina took a Kripalu yoga class which ignited her passion for the practice. Emphasizing the importance of inner focus, she teaches anatomy for yoga teacher trainings across the country. She has presented at Kripalu, PURE YOGA® NYC, Cal-a-Vie Spa, SYTAR, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, ECA, UCLA and multiple yoga conferences.

Her teaching fosters body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness. Trina builds bridges between the mystical and the pragmatic, and specializes in helping others to access their body’s tissues and their heart’s purpose. Trina works out of Los Angeles at Equinox and The Moving Joint. Find her at or say hello on Facebook or Instagram.