Behind the Movement

Behind the Movement

By Kyle Fincham
Behind the Movement host, Kyle Fincham, speaks with different movement practitioners to discuss their journeys, philosophies, and insight.
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#11 - Keith Wittenstein

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#15 - Gabe Polsky
Gabe Polsky is an acclaimed documentary film director, writer, and producer.  His films include In Search of Greatness and, most recently, Red Penguins.  During this conversation, Gabe shares about his journey from competitive hockey to film making.  He and Kyle talk about creativity, and the role generalization plays in its development.  And, Gabe discusses his latest film and future ambitions in feature films.  
1:11:00
August 13, 2020
#14 - David Foster
David Foster is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specializing in the treatment of neurological and autoimmune conditions.  Kyle and David met when they were both performing stand-up comedy in New York City.  After 15 years in stand-up, David decided to step away from the mic and focus his attention on Chinese medicine.  Kyle and David reminisce and commiserate on their days in comedy, and their decisions to quit.  David discusses his Traditional Chinese Medicine education, and what people can expect from work with a practitioner like himself. 
1:42:51
August 5, 2020
#13 - Maillard Howell
Maillard and Kyle met as students of the coaching program at CrossFit Virtuosity.  Maillard went on to open CrossFit Prospect Heights, and is now the co-owner of Dean CrossFit.  Maillard shares about his journey, and the lessons he's learned, as a small business owner in Brooklyn; the ups and down, and successes and struggles.  He also discusses the recent changes at CrossFit HQ, and his participation in expressing to the owner and CEO the ongoing changes that must be made for the betterment of the community.
1:36:10
July 30, 2020
#12 - Nelson Cuadras
Nelson Cuadras is the host of The Daily Practice, a podcast that explores the routines of its guests; many of whom are educators and performers in the physical arts. When he’s not working on The Daily Practice, he’s teaching his client’s, in person and online, how to bring more focus and presence to their lives with the aid of hand balance training. You can find him in Miami, Florida or online at @nelsoncuadras. On this episode Nelson with Kyle about his journey into movement, and later into his focus on hand balancing.  He also discusses his Cuban heritage and his job providing movement tools to corporations and businesses.  And, he and Kyle talk about change and honest expression.  
1:27:48
July 24, 2020
#11 - Keith Wittenstein
Keith is a CrossFit Level 4 coach and has been coaching CrossFit, jiujitsu, yoga, barbells, kettlebells and gymnastics for 20 years. He is a former owner and operator of two separate CrossFit gyms in New York City.  He now lives and coaches in New Jersey, and work on the CrossFit Seminar Staff.   In this talk, Keith shares about his journey through BJJ, yoga, and CrossFit.  He discusses practicing BJJ in 1997 in New York City with Renzo Gracie; discovering yoga, and later becoming a yoga teach; and the early days of CrossFit in parks and martial arts schools. 
1:27:36
July 17, 2020
#10 - Carl Paoli
Carl is a Swedish-American Lifestyle Coach who grew up as an Elite gymnast in Spain. He launched Gymnastics WOD in 2010, assisting Jami Tikkanen in coaching Annie Thorisdottir to win back to back CrossFit Games titles in 2011 and 2012, writing the New York Times Bestselling book Freestyle, becoming a member of the Ownership Group of STRIKE MVMNT a footwear and apparel brand where he currently serves as their Global Ambassador, and in 2012 Carl founded Freestyle Connection - a Media and Digital Learning company based in San Francisco, CA dedicated to helping people design a life worth living through fitness and personal development. In this episode Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, speaks with Carl about his journey; teaching improvised workshops and seminars, developing his book, and being on the road.
1:04:19
July 10, 2020
#9 - Matt Bernstein
Matt Bernstein is a passionate student, teacher, and father. He is the co-owner of Ape Co Movement in Boulder, and opening soon in Denver. Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, and Matt connected in 2013 when Kyle began studying movement with Matt. In this talk, Matt discusses his time in CrossFit, and going through the coaching program at CrossFit Virtuosity. He shares about discovering movement with teacher Ido Portal. He also opens up about his PTSD and the work he’s gone through to address it.
1:47:08
July 3, 2020
#8 - Fabio Tavares
Fabio started off as a competitive gymnast before running away to join the circus at the age of 15 to become a professional acrobat. He pursued a life-long career as a physical actor, dancer and movement educator. He has toured the globe performing and teaching with the high-impact STREB -EXTREME ACTION dance company for over 14 years. Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, speaks with Fabio about his journey from Brazil to NYC, performing with STREB, and his studies and teaching of the Klein and Alexander techniques.
1:30:20
June 26, 2020
#7 - Darci Anderson
Darci has been practicing and studying the body and human movement since 2008. Her work is deeply informed by relationships between human animals and non-human animals as well as questions of Nature and Culture. Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, talks with Darci about her journey through the world of movement; the teachers she’s learned from and the tools, methodologies, and insights she’s found value in. Darci also discusses her concern with our disconnection from the natural world and the relationship we have with the food we eat.
1:16:50
June 19, 2020
#6 - Hudson Taylor
Hudson Taylor is a 3X NCAA All-American wrestler from the University of Maryland and ranks among the top 5 pinners in NCAA history. He is a former wrestling coach at Columbia University and is the Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. Founded in 2011, Athlete Ally's mission is to activate athletic communities to exercise their leadership to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports. Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, talks with Hudson about his life balanced in both sports and the arts, his passion for learning and his willingness to “be a white belt”, and the story behind his non-profit Athlete Ally. And, he discusses his magic and sleight of hand practice, and even performs an illusion over the Zoom call.
1:06:35
June 16, 2020
#5 - Emily Sanderson
Emily Sanderson is a dance and movement instructor, pole dancer, performer, and practitioner of improvisation. In this episode Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, talks with Emily about dance, teaching, movement, and improvisation. Emily discusses her journey; including a start in Irish dance, later practicing African dance, and discovering pole dancing. She also talks about her passion for improvisation and how she approaches this topic with her students.
1:26:43
June 12, 2020
#4 - Alanna Kraaijeveld
Alanna is a professional dancer with 15 years of experience. She shares he knowledge of movement across various disciplines including dance, theater, and sports. In this talk she shares about her experience in dance and her evolving movement practice.
1:15:57
June 5, 2020
#3 - Paul McCarthy
Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, speaks with Paul McCarthy on this episode. Paul is an accomplished martial artist and founder of Cognitive Kali. Paul discusses his collaboration with neuroscientists looking into the cognitive benefits of complex movement. He also speaks on his experiences through a wide variety of martial arts, insight on practice, and teaching vs leading.
1:29:17
May 29, 2020
#2 - Dan Covel
Dan is an accomplished martial artist, holding black belts in judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu. He also runs his own BJJ program in Manhattan, Dan Covel jiu jitsu. Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, talks with Dan about his practice and passion for teaching.
1:09:28
May 24, 2020
#1 - Tom Weksler
Tom Weksler is an accomplished teacher, dancer, martial arts practitioner, and lover of all forms of acrobatic disciplines. Movement Brooklyn owner, Kyle Fincham, interviews Tom about all things movement, followed by a Q&A with the live Zoom audience.
1:08:47
May 17, 2020