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The Purpose Driven Movement Philosophy with Tarek Chouja

The Purpose Driven Movement Philosophy with Tarek Chouja

Have you wondered where the phrase ‘purpose-driven movement’ comes from and what it means? In this fascinating podcast episode, host Vanessa delves into the world of purpose-driven movement with renowned fitness expert and author, Tarek Chouja. This enlightening discussion explores the origins of Tarek’s groundbreaking book and philosophy, shedding light on the five pillars of adaptive functional training and emphasizing the significance of restoring function and integrating holistic approaches. 

With practical insights into assessment, coaching, programming, and the art of providing a tailored experience for each client, this episode offers wisdom and guidance to health and fitness professionals seeking real change within the industry.

Unveiling the Concept of Purpose-Driven Movement:

At the core of Tarek’s philosophy lies the concept of purpose-driven movement. He explains that while programming principles may be universal, the key lies in designing workouts that are specific to the individual. 

By understanding each client’s unique goals, abilities, and limitations, trainers can create personalized regimens that optimize results and foster a deeper sense of engagement.

Assessing and Qualifying Clients:

During the conversation, Tarek emphasizes the crucial role of assessing and qualifying clients. By carefully evaluating their current fitness level, movement patterns, and any underlying limitations, trainers can tailor their approach to meet the individual’s needs effectively. 

This personalized assessment not only ensures safety but also lays the foundation for a client-trainer partnership based on trust and mutual understanding.

Coaching for Empowerment and Engagement:

Tarek also highlights the transformative power of coaching in the realm of purpose-driven movement. By nurturing a supportive and empowering environment, trainers can inspire clients to unlock their full potential. 

Tarek explains that clients who are ready and engaged in the process are more likely to achieve long-term success and sustainable lifestyle changes. This client-centric approach not only promotes physical well-being but also enhances overall motivation and commitment.

The Five Pillars of Adaptive Functional Training:

Tarek unveils the five pillars that form the bedrock of his adaptive functional training system. These pillars encompass a comprehensive approach to fitness, integrating strength, mobility, stability, balance, and flexibility. 

By addressing these fundamental aspects, trainers can help clients restore optimal function, enhance performance, and improve overall quality of life.

Driving Change in the Health and Fitness Industry:

With a wealth of experience and expertise, Tarek emphasizes the need for real change within the health and fitness industry. This podcast episode serves as a catalyst for health and fitness professionals seeking to embrace a purpose-driven approach to movement. 

By expanding their knowledge and adopting holistic methodologies, trainers can revolutionize their careers and make a lasting impact on their clients’ lives.

What You’ll Get Out of This Episode:

Vanessa’s interview with Tarek Chouja provides a profound understanding of purpose-driven movement and its transformative potential in the realm of fitness and training. The episode offers practical guidance and valuable insights into assessing, coaching, moving, and programming, empowering health and fitness professionals to revolutionize their careers. 

By embracing a holistic and tailored approach to each client, trainers can unlock new levels of success and foster real change within the industry. Tune in to this enlightening conversation to gain wisdom and inspiration for your own journey in the health and fitness industry.

Our favourite quotable moments:

“Programming principles are universal, but designing the workouts is specific.” – Tarek Chouja

“[When selecting a personal trainer], I look for specialised folk who are maybe accomplished and maybe general in their fitness, but also have a specialisation as well.” – Tarek Chouja

“When the [client] is ready, they’re going to be a lot more engaged.” – Tarek Chouja

“Qualifying [your] client is very important.” – Tarek Chouja


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About Tarek:

Tarek is the co-founder of the functional training institute and FitWell Education lab. 

Tarek is an international educator and speaker who has presented numerous times at the biggest convention in Australia, Asia and the US. In addition, Tarek has presented courses to thousands of trainers throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Tarek is also a best-selling author of ‘Purpose Driven Movement.

About Your Host:

Vanessa is a seasoned Movement Therapist with a vast array of skills and experiences in the industry. Her goal is to help as many people find betterment in their lives. She is known as a hybrid trainer, attaining high levels of education, and delivering a quality presenting experience in both group fitness and personal training streams. Attaining betterment drives her knowledge and pursuit for further education for herself and everyone she encounters. Vanessa continues training clients and trainers all over the country and presenting at the International Fitness Conference. Vanessa’s ethos is doing things BETTER.

This podcast is produced by Brave Moon Podcasts.

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