Focused Flexibility is Dead; Long Live GMB Mobility

A little over a year ago, we announced big changes in our curriculum and product. Since then, we’ve had delays and changes to the plan, but we’ve moved steadily toward a more unified GMB experience for all our clients. The post is about the next batch of changes and what they mean for the future. TL;DR We’re retiring our Focused Flexibility program We’re also going to release a new mobility program You look very nice today Read on for more details and embarrassing pics from GMB’s past.
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Vitamin vs. Mobius: Which Should You Choose?

Since we first launched Mobius at the end of 2019, we’ve gotten quite a few questions about the differences between Mobius and Vitamin, and why you might choose one over the other. There are certainly some similarities between the two programs: They're both designed to help you move better. They both include a lot of ground movements. …but that’s about where the similarities end. What's the difference between Mobius and Vitamin?
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We've updated Vitamin!

Big news! We’ve been completely revamping our Vitamin program behind the scenes, and it’s now ready for you! In case you don’t know, Vitamin is our daily movement program (once upon a time, it was called Movement Multivitamin, but that sparked a lot of hilariously angry emails about GMB selling out and becoming a supplement company). Vitamin is designed to help people build better motor control through more movement variety, as well as making movement into a consistent, daily habit.
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We Finally Have an Eating Skills Program!

GMB has been around for nearly a decade, and as most of our clients and followers know, we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping people live with greater physical autonomy for whatever activities are important to them. And we’ve done a really good job of that, if we do say so ourselves (but you don’t have to take our word for it). There’s been one big, gaping hole in our company, though:
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Best of GMB in 2019

Hot damn! How is 2019 already over?! This was a big year for us at GMB, but next year is going to be even bigger, so we’re all pretty excited to greet 2020. Obviously, the biggest thing we did this year was put out Mobius, our first new program in over 4 years, on our brand new training platform, Praxis! Getting Mobius and Praxis ready was our #1 focus this past year (and most of last year too), and people seem to be loving them so far.
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How My Body Saved My Ass: The Hidden Side of Physical Autonomy

I’ve never been one to visualize stuff before it happens. But now I can confirm: it works, and it almost killed me. Last summer, about a month before my wedding, I was hiking alone in the Olympic Mountains. It was a trail I’d already failed to finish three times before—once because of a fire, once because I got lost and wore myself out, and once because it was so steep and rough that a friend and I just burned out and had to turn around.
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Introducing: Praxis

When is GMB gonna get an app? I hate this question so much. To be honest, I don’t even know what it means. It sounds straightforward enough until you actually try to answer it. As the ad says, “there’s an app for that,” where that could be just about anything. Now, I’m as much a fan of mozzarella sticks as the next guy, but in the context of people asking about an app from GMB, we need a better definition.
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We’re skipping Black Friday (like we do every year). Here’s why.

It’s the same thing every year. Holidays equals stress. At work, projects and other duties usually ramp up before year end, concomitant with less time available as you and everyone else prep for vacations. Combine that with your family responsibilities and psyching yourself up to gracefully deal with overbearing relatives that you only see twice a year suddenly being interested in your politics and business. It can be brutal. And adding another log onto the holiday fire is you’ve got presents to buy!
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When's the New Shit Happening?

A few months ago, we killed some of our babies. And, as you should always expect on the internet, a few people got the wrong idea. In fact, there were a LOT of wrong ideas about what it all meant. Is GMB giving up on strength training to focus on movement? (Whatever that means…) Are we just trying to create false scarcity? (I assure you, the scarcity was quite real.
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When Injuries Force Us to Embrace Goal Cycling

Is Rocktape magic? Am I a unicorn? These were some of the questions floating around in my head as I peeled the black tape from my leg. Pulled tightly, both legs were marked with giant X’s from my calves to my thigh, crossed over nickel-sized pain points on the insides of my knees. When my Physical Therapist asked what I thought about using tape, I told him I was in, but wasn’t too excited about it.
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