Natural Movement Matters

run by Helen Cox is transforming the way people move in their daily life!

About
Natural Movement Matters

Cars, screens, labour-saving devices, comfy chairs, outsourced services – all of these things make our lives easier. They also make us move less. Even people who spend an hour a day exercising are only spending 4% of their day moving. The rest of the time, they’re largely sedentary. The result?

A body that aches a lot of the time
Constipation
Discomfort during pregnancy
Knee Pain
Neck and shoulder tension
Pelvic floor problems (overactive bladder, leak pee)

Our bodies are designed to move.

Have you ever noticed how children barely sit still? They fidget, wriggle, bend, stretch, lift, carry, hang, climb, crawl, cartwheel, somersault, back bend, sit cross legged, jump, run, twirl and skip. So, when does that change?

Modern life is making us move less almost from the day we are born. Babies and toddlers get put in car seats, bouncy chairs and buggies. From the age of four children start sitting at desks with limited free play. But it is really in adulthood that our lack of movement intensifies. Our days go from lying in bed, to sitting at desks, to sitting in cars or lounging on sofas – interspersed with a blast of high intensity exercise at the gym or class.

There is a different way.

The philosophy behind natural movement is to simply change how you move whilst carrying out your normal life. When you move better, you feel better and the more fun, free and independent your life will be.

Natural Movement Matters provides group classes, workshops or 1-on-1 movement sessions to show you how to transform your lifestyle with simple changes that will get you moving more, improve your general fitness and boost your health.

Hi, I’m Helen. I’ve spent 20 years working in the health & fitness industry, from Boxercise to Bootcamp, Injury Rehabilitation and Pilates. It was only after becoming pregnant with my daughter that I truly realised the importance of natural, everyday movement throughout pregnancy, motherhood and life.

Originally from Chorley, I’ve returned home after living in London, Essex and Ireland where I founded a community health & wellbeing studio.

“I move, therefore I am”
Haruki Murakami

I have chosen to home educate my daughter so that she is free to move all day, every day. We head outdoors, play in the woods, walk barefoot on grass, grow sunflowers and hang on monkey bars. Little adjustments to how I move throughout my day mean that there is more time living and less time ‘exercising’.

My passion is to help people discover how they can live a life of freedom, movement and flexibility, boosting their health, happiness and longevity.

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Sport Science

RSA Exercise to Music

ACSM Health & Fitness Instructor

Emergency First Response Instructor Course

Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training Diploma, Yoga Appliance Approved

Biomechanics Coach

iMove Freely Instructor

Metabolic Effect, Nutritional Fat Loss Coach

Metabolic Effect Personal Trainer

Metabolic Effect Group Exercise Instructor

Advanced Modern Pregnancy Exercise, Burrell Education

Paramana Doula Training, Paramanadoula with Dr Michael Odent & Liliana Lammer

Advanced Modern Post Natal Assessement and Exercise Prescription, Burrell Education

Optimal Nutrition & Lifestyle for the Post Natal Healing & Recovery, Burrell Education

Closing the Bones Massage with Sophie Messager and Maddie McMahon

ITC Outdoor First Aid

Your Pelvic MattersTM Claire Mockridge Education

Natural Mindfulness Guide

How We Can Work Together

Group Classes

1groupclasses

Workshops

2workshops

One-on-One

3one-on-one

Barbara Deane

“Helen taught me the importance of moving freely and relaxation – to this day I sleep soundly, I have taught my children and they are now both great sleepers. To me Helen is a human version of Mother Nature, in this time of so much technology we sometimes need to be told it’s okay to go outside, get fresh air, get dirty and have fun. Thank you!”

Clare O’Boyle

“Helen makes you feel that you can do it as she always has great confidence in our ability and this is itself is such a help. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it has given me great confidence in myself to know that I can do it with Helen’s help and my own commitment!”

Deborah Reilly-Tyrrell

“Helen’s enthusiasm is second to none. She is so passionate about what she does and is constantly researching and presenting new ideas. Helen encourages and motivates in a way that makes me want to get the best out of myself.”

Sinead Lally

“Working with Helen was exciting and hopeful. I felt from the start that there was a lot of good things to come. I got a very interesting overview of my body and what I could achieve. I had many, many results from working with Helen, so much so I know I do everything different now.”

Marie O’Donnell

“Meeting Helen has been one of the best things I have done.  I have learnt to feel good about myself which has had an overall effect on my health all round and I feel better than I have ever done. Thanks Helen, I couldn’t have done it without you.”