The Move Your DNA All Day Workbook
This guidebook to a movement-rich life will help you analyze your current “movement diet” and make changes to how you move, how you think about movement, and how you fit more of it into your life.
Publisher’s Pre-Sale Bonus*: Good through April 30th!
*For US Addresses only; international friends, please see FAQs below for help.
Pre-order My Perfect Movement Plan here for $18.95 and receive:
- A FREE ticket to a live, online 90-minute “Spot the Missing Micronutrient” Workshop with Katy Bowman (more about that in the FAQ below)
- Entry into a drawing to be chosen for a small-group session (3 people) with Katy, where she’ll work with the winners on their personal movement plan.**
Any of these titles make a great companion to My Perfect Movement Plan–depending on your age and stage in life:
Preordering the book directly from the publisher helps us recoup some of the costs of designing, printing and shipping the book. Thank you in advance for your support!
About My Perfect Movement Plan
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Paperback 6″× 8″ 224 pages
Pre-sale books will ship in early May, 2024
Movement feeds your body. How’s your movement diet?
Whether you know it or not, everyone has their own unique movement diet—the balance of types and amounts of movement that make up your days and nights.
Think about a healthy food diet. Eating broccoli for every meal would be great for getting certain minerals and vitamins, but it can’t comprise a complete diet; there are other nutrients your body needs that broccoli doesn’t contain. It’s the same with movement: getting 30 minutes of cardio each day doesn’t guarantee that you won’t have a problem bending over to touch your toes or getting up and down from the floor with ease. And a regular yoga practice may keep your spine feeling great, but not be enough to keep your bones strong or help develop the grip strength needed for everyday activities.
With this practical workbook, biomechanist and bestselling author Katy Bowman provides a tool that anyone can use to track how you are moving, how you aren’t moving, and—perhaps most importantly—how to fit the movements you will discover you need into your everyday life. Enhance conventional movement groups–cardio, strength, and flexibility–with practical, skill-based “macronutrients”: walking and balance, getting to and from the floor with ease, carrying well, and supporting yourself with your arms. And find ways to incorporate the “micronutrients” that are often left out of exercise routines but are essential for overall well-being. Are you moving your eyes enough? Or your wrists, or the bones and muscles in your feet? Are your jaw muscles, fingers and toes, hips, spine, and shoulders getting the full range of movement nutrients they need to function their best?
- Finding your deepest movement “why”—beyond just “getting healthy”
- Tracking and being mindful of your body shape throughout the day
- Real-life strategies for increasing the “movement density” of everyday activities
- How to rest more while still getting the movement you need
- Adjusting a movement diet to the different ages and stages of your life
With self-assessment exercises, guided observations, and dozens of specific examples, Katy Bowman works with you to analyze your current movement diet and then guides you to understand movement in a new way—a way that changes not only how you move, but how you think about movement, and where it “fits” into your life.
Pre-sale books will ship in early May via U.S. Media Mail.
Questions? See our FAQs below. For additional support ask us at [email protected].
Tell me more about the free movement workshop!
“Movement micronutrients” are the smaller movements of our joints that make up the larger movements we do with our entire body. Sometimes our movement patterns are missing essential micro moves because of “sticky spots” that have developed in the body. In this 90-minute class we’ll be looking at five often-missing movement micros—subtle movements of the shoulders, hips and feet—that are often tied to pain or injury in those areas. Come learn to supplement these micros with exercise “vitamins,” and how to adjust your regular movement so supplementation isn’t as necessary.
This is a dynamic event – come prepared to move! This 90-minute class is mostly movement, with a little Q&A thrown in. All that’s required is a device connected to good internet for video streaming. A recording will be available afterward if you can’t make it live!
When and how will the book ship?
Orders will ship out right around the beginning of May! All orders are shipped via USPS Media Mail
Why can’t I pre-order here if I live outside the U.S.?
International shipping and taxes on books are cost-prohibitive for small publishers! So as much as we’d love to be able to do business with you directly, we’d ask that you pre-order it locally. We do apologize that you’ll receive the book a little later, but our international distribution is much improved in 2024, and we’re much more confident this year that the wait won’t be too long. If you’re in Canada, you can pre-order from Amazon Canada, Chapters/Indigo, or your local independent bookstore! In the UK, Katy’s books are available through all major bookstores, including Waterstones, and Foyles, as well as Amazon UK. In Australia or New Zealand, you can pre-order from Booktopia, and hopefully independent bookstores as well.
And you can still get a free ticket to the workshop! Just pre-order a paperback from any of the links above and email a copy of your receipt to [email protected] and we’ll get you set up to attend. We’ll also add you to the drawing for the small-group workbook session with Katy!
Is there any other way to get a ticket to the Movement Workshop?
Yes, anyone can buy a $30 ticket! Register here.
Will there be an e-book and/or audiobook version?
There will be an e-book and audiobook (with PDF supplement)–both available at the end of May!
**For contest rules and regulations, or to enter the drawing without a purchase, click here.