first_img“It’s very demanding,” he says from a café near the beach. “I went for three hours yesterday. I was exhausted at the end, like a stranded animal on the beach.”  BRO:  In your book, you discuss some heady topics that usually aren’t broached in fitness manuals—the environment, mindfulness—what do these topics have to do with moving naturally?  Erwan Le Corre likes to talk about spearfishing. Le Corre: To equip people with the physical and mental skills that you need to perform in time of need in the real world. Every year, millions of kids get out of school and they can’t operate their body in the real world. They can’t even breathe correctly or stand up correctly. They’re clumsy and weak. That’s the truth. How does that happen? Kids live and grow indoors. They don’t play outside anymore. They don’t naturally develop any strength or cardio capacity. And then they grow up to be clumsy and weak adults. The ultimate goal of this book is to provide a physical education that modern people don’t get anymore. A lot of people are inept and have a complete lack of physical capability in the real world. I want to provide that education.  Le Corre: The problem with functional fitness is that the programs still stray away from anything close to the real world, and how people actually move naturally. Standing on a Bosu ball and doing lunges, you don’t do that in nature. You’re still restricting the idea of fitness to a limited scope of drills that might look functional but don’t transfer to the real world.  Le Corre: I’ve always wanted to write a book, even before I designed the certification program. I wrote down every detail over the last 10 years, and it took me longer than that to develop and mature my philosophy and practice. It really took me decades to write this thing.  It’s hard to imagine Le Corre exhausted. A decade ago, the native Frenchman made a splash in the U.S. when he introduced a revolutionary approach to fitness called MovNat that ditched the gym and focused on natural movements in a wild environment: walking, running, balancing, jumping, crawling, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching and self-defense. MovNat helped usher in the functional fitness movement, and at one point, Le Corre was dubbed the “fittest man alive.” Le Corre has spent the last several years refining and growing the MovNat program by teaching workshops and building an arsenal of certified trainers across the country. This spring, Victory Belt Publishing has released a book, The Practice of Natural Movement, where Le Corre compiles all of his knowledge about the art of natural movement. The book is nearly 500 pages and includes everything from Le Corre’s philosophy about why it’s important for modern humans to get back to more animal-like movement patterns, to detailed pictorials that show you step by step how to do movements that Le Corre believes are key to being healthy. Read the book and you’ll learn the basics (how to get up from the ground without using your hands) to the awesome (how to climb a skinny tree with no limbs). BRO: You’ve been teaching MovNat for a decade, why write a book now?  He can go into detail about fighting the currents and the challenge of holding your breath at the bottom of the sea. How you have to learn about the fish’s behavior. Le Corre lives on Mexico’s coast with his wife and three kids and spends as much time as he can in the water, hunting fish. He and his family like to eat what he catches, but mostly, he likes spearfishing for the challenge.  BRO: So, spearfishing seems to be the exact sort of practice you’re training for with MovNat.  Le Corre:  We’ve been led to believe that fitness is a purely physical thing–it’s mechanistic, based on an anatomical understanding of the body. That idea is limited and compartmentalized and it’s been failing so many people who get bored, step off the elliptical and think fitness isn’t for them. But fitness is about more than just strength or cardio. It’s about the freedom that natural movement gives you, and mindfulness, the environment are all a part of it. center_img BRO:  And yet, your book is very practical. You spend pages showing readers how to do the most practical of movements.  We spoke with Le Corre about his new book, the deficiencies of functional fitness, and the secret to catching a fish with a spear.  Le Corre: It is, because it’s real world, practical. You want to get fish and eat it, but it’s difficult. I don’t believe in training just to be strong or to look good. Fitness starts with a mindset, some sort of expectation—usually to be strong or bigger. That’s the conventional modern expectation of what it is to be in shape and what is sold to us by the industry for decades. So, I’m challenging that with MovNat and with this book.  BRO: You helped launch the functional fitness movement, and in your book, you say functional fitness doesn’t go far enough.  BRO:  In that light, your new obsession with spearfishing makes sense. What’s the secret to catching a fish with a spear?  It’s intellectual masturbation. If you want to do a functional movement, do a natural movement. A movement that is practical. Get up and get down with no support from the hands. That’s natural. That’s practical. Functional fitness at best is highly limited. At worst, it’s complete bullshit.  Le Corre: Yeah, it boils down to this: Are you capable or not? That’s the litmus test. If something happens, can you sprint? Can you fight? Can you carry?  BRO:  What’s the ultimate goal of your new book?  Le Corre: Patience. You’re not fast enough to swim after a fish. You have to let them come to you. You have to let yourself sink and then you freeze. You have to do your absolute best to be completely relaxed under water. Let the fish swim in front of you and then pounce.last_img read more

first_imgRijeka Property doo has signed a twenty-year cooperation agreement with the Orbis Group, Accora’s strategic partner in Central and Eastern Europe, for the first ibis Styles hotel in Croatia. Accor je vodeća hotelska grupacija koji je pristuan u 4.800 hotela, resorta i rezidencijalnih objekata u 100 država diljem svijeta. Pokrivajući sve segmente – od ekonomske do luksuzne klase, Accor pruža gostoprimstvo na tržištu više od 50 godina. U Hrvatskoj danas Accor upravlja luksuznim Rixos Libertas resortom u Dubrovniku dok se sljedeće godine očekuje otvorenje Novotel in Zagreb with 170 rooms. On the other hand, Orbis Hotel Group is the largest hotel group in Poland and Eastern Europe, comprising more than 130 hotels and is the only licensee for all Accor hotel brands in 16 countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Hotels with a total of 20.500 rooms operate under the brands Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, adagio, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget. The hotel in Rijeka will have a total area of ​​14.969 square meters, will have 150 rooms, of which 18 family, a modern bar, restaurant, four conference halls and meeting rooms, a wellness area and 115 parking spaces for hotel guests and citizens. The interior of the hotel will bring guests closer to the industrial heritage of Rijeka, the largest Croatian port and one of the most important ports in Southeast Europe. It will employ about 45 people who could welcome the first guests in the second half of 2021. Work on the ibis Styles Rijeka hotel should begin before the end of this year, and the investment will amount to 18.5 million euros.  “We are excited that our partners have chosen the ibis Styles brand and us from Orbis and Accor for such a significant hotel project. Rijeka, as the largest port in Croatia, offers at the same time a robust business environment and casual facilities. We definitely see more opportunities for development, not only in Rijeka and the capital, but also in the whole of Croatia” navodiFrank Reul, voditelj razvoja Orbis & Accor Grupe za srednjoistočnu Europu. “ibis Styles is the world’s leading hotel chain known for its affordable prices that perfectly combines comfort and distinctive design. This well-known brand allows us great flexibility in building the personality of our hotel, be it a pillow, a bathroom, a bar or an overall interior design. We have space to tell the story of Rijeka through every detail. There is no such product in Croatia yet and we are sure that ibis Styles brings a new level of quality, energy and hospitality to the market of Rijeka and Croatia. That is our ambition. ” explains the representative of Rijeka Property doo By signing the contract, the Orbis Group, otherwise the license holder for all Accor hotel brands in 16 countries, means confirmation of the arrival of the first ibis Styles hotel in Croatia, more precisely in Rijeka. RELATED NEWS: THE FIRST NOVOTEL HOTEL TO OPEN ITS DOORS IN ZAGREB AT THE END OF 2020last_img read more

first_imgNine experimental vaccines are in the pipeline of the WHO’s COVAX global vaccine facility that aims to distribute 2 billion doses by the end of 2021.The two-day board meeting, which examined the global response to the pandemic, heard calls from countries including Germany, Britain and Australia for reforms to strengthen the U.N. agency.US President Donald Trump’s administration has strongly criticized the WHO’s role in the crisis, accusing it of being too close to China and not doing enough to question Beijing’s actions late last year when the virus first emerged in Wuhan.Tedros has dismissed the suggestions and said his agency has kept the world informed. Topics : Three independent panels reviewing WHO performance including its 2005 International Health Regulations – which set guidelines on trade and travel restrictions imposed during health emergencies – gave updates on their work.The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, met for the first time last month.”We hope to get the real lessons that we can implement and prevent the same thing from happening,” Tedros said. “But I would like to assure you that WHO is ready to learn from this and change this organization.”During our transformation we promised this, we promised to keep change as a constant,” he said, referring to his program since taking the helm in 2017.center_img A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when they become available.”We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope,” Tedros said in final remarks to the WHO’s Executive Board, without elaborating.last_img read more

first_imgReferee Alberto Undiano Mallenco awarded three penalties at the Bernabeu – and sent off Real’s Sergio Ramos – and Ronaldo believes he wasn’t up to the stature of the game.Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has blamed referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco for his side’s El Clasico defeat to Barcelona.The Catalan giants edged a seven-goal thriller at the Bernabeu after yet another controversial clash, blowing the La Liga title race wide open.Ronaldo had put Real 3-2 in front shortly after half-time, before the official awarded Barca two spot-kicks – the first of which saw Sergio Ramos sent off – with both converted by hat-trick hero Lionel Messi.The decisions angered Los Blancos and in particular their Portuguese star who claimed Mallenco simply wasn’t up to the stature of the game.He told his club’s official website: “There were a lot of errors in one match. In a Real Madrid-Barcelona match you have to have a referee who is up to the game. “I don’t want to look for excuses but if you look at the 90 minutes, the referee made a lot of mistakes. Really bad.”In my opinion he was not up to a match of this stature. I looked at him and he was pale, that’s because he was so nervous and was unable to make the right decisions.”The La Liga title race is set to go right down to the wire, with Real and city rivals Atletico tied at the top on 70 points while Barca are now just a point behind.And Ronaldo continued his rant after the defeat, claiming nobody wants his side to win the title.The 2013 Ballon d’Or winner added: “It is difficult because a lot of people did not want us to win and Barcelona would have been out of it. “Maybe they don’t want Real Madrid to win the Liga. I’ve been here for five years, so I know how a lot of things are and I hope to win it regardless of this.”Real Madrid is the biggest club and that creates a lot of envy around it. You can say that the treatment is the same, but it’s not.”last_img read more

first_imgHe will start on Thursday in Chicago.Kikuchi signed a four-year contract with the Mariners. He made his MLB debut on March 21 pitching 4.2 innings while allowing two runs, one earned, and striking out three. Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi shared devastating news Sunday.Kikuchi’s father, Yuji, passed away after a long battler with cancer. The first-year MLB player recently visited his father during the team’s Japan Opening Series. “During my recent visit to Japan, my father expressed his desire for me to remain focused on baseball and to help my team win,” Kikuchi said in a statement. “Although difficult, I will honor his wishes and dedicate the rest of this season to him. “This statement will be my only comment on this matter, but I will remain available to answer baseball questions beginning tomorrow, Sunday, March 31.”Thank you for respecting the love and honor we shared for my father, and our request for privacy moving forward.”Kikuchi will not return to Japan for his father’s funeral, the Seattle Times reported.last_img read more