Movers Mindset

Movers Mindset

Hello, I'm Craig Constantine. In this podcast I talk with movement enthusiasts to learn who they are, what they do, and why they do it. This podcast is part of the Movers Mindset project, which I started so I could explore movement's underlying motivations, and movement's fundamental place in society. Interested?


September 28, 2023 28 mins

Craig Constantine and Bane free-dive into the world of training alone, where challenges are intrinsic and progress is incremental.

Bane discusses the personal nature of parkour practice. He emphasizes the idea that "your movement is your own," highlighting the deeply individualized and intrinsic aspect of the discipline. He also discusses the balance between solo training and group training, noting that both have their advantage...

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Join Craig Constantine and Ryland Lanagan as they discuss Ryland's journey towards longevity, where functional fitness and the sheer joy of movement lead to a healthier and happier life.

[When asked what gets adults engaged?] 100%, it is fun. Fun is that common ingredient… Everybody that gives themselves permission to come in and maybe falter in front of strangers or put themselves out there— Once you're willing to do that and ...

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July 20, 2023 26 mins

Auraiya Madrid highlights the significance of creating meaningful relationships, embracing creativity, and being intentional in her practice, offering insight into her journey as a performer, athlete, and gym owner.

I try to live my life [without regrets] because you do the best with what you know and what you have at the moment. Generally, as long as you're doing that, that's all you can do.

~ Auraiya Madrid 18' 55"

Craig C...

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July 13, 2023 28 mins

"I want to see the world and get a well-rounded view of what's happening… You can read the news, watch the news all day, but you're going to get a biased opinion."

~ Evan Beyer, 12'23"

Discover Evan's desire to break free from the confines of his hometown and venture into different cultures, with Italy as his potential next destination, as he seeks to expand his perspective and embrace new challenges.

"The way that I feed my...

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June 15, 2023 47 mins

This conversation between Craig Constantine and Patrick Oancia revolves around the importance of structure and exploration in movement practices. They discuss the concept of balancing structure and chaos to create a practice that offers both a foundation and room for individual exploration. Patrick shares his experience in developing a movement practice called Baseworks that combines structure with the opportunity for multiple poss...

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June 12, 2023 31 mins

Rodrigo Stavale and Craig Constantine dip into several topics, including podcasting, children's learning, and the power of unconventional teaching methods. Stavale emphasizes the significance of modeling and creative play in fostering children's development and understanding of movement. They discuss the importance of providing diverse environments, such as streets and parks, to encourage risk management and creativity. Stavale als...

June 8, 2023 24 mins

Join Eric Rubin and Craig Constantine as they reflect on the role of uncertainty in recovery and the need to accept and adapt to life-altering injuries, offering a glimpse into the emotional struggle of finding a new sense of self and purpose amidst uncertainty.

Episode Notes

Eric shares his personal journey of how parkour has played a significant role in his life, teaching him valuable lessons in persistence, adaptation, and...

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May 25, 2023 23 mins

Craig Constantine and Alex Lukens discuss movement practices and personal growth as they explore the notions of finding balance, and the importance of doing less in order to achieve more.

Doing less is okay and it's still effective… There's an identity attached to overdoing, overachieving, and winning. ~Alex Lukens

Craig and Alex explore the realm of movement practices and the quest for balance. They discuss the challenges ...

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My guest today is Dr. Evelyn Higgins. Founder of Wired For Addiction®, Dr. Evelyn Higgins is a recognized international expert in the science of addiction recovery.

She is a Certified Addictionologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts specializing in pain management, and Diplomate of the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders.

Dr. Higgins has had the honor of advising the U.S. S...

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February 15, 2023 24 mins

How does having a “still mind” and striving for silent movement help to foster self-direction?

Martin Svenselius is an experienced mover who has been teaching and practicing physical movement for 15 years. He encourages others to find their own self-directed movement practice and recognizes the importance of balancing work and play. He uses tools such as offering options and scalability, setting goal-oriented exercises, and havi...

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Since 2010 the Women's Parkor Movement annual gathering has brought practitioners together from across the globe to share their voices and their movement with one another. From teaching workshops and sessions to designing the t-shirts and posters. It is an event conceived organized and executed by women within the community every step of the way.

The WPKM gathering is a space for women to...

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Adam Dipert is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Physics at North Carolina State University and has wowed audiences as a professional circus performer for nearly twenty years. He started studying human movement in weightlessness in preparation for his first parabolic flight in 2016, and since then he has logged countless hours exploring the frontiers of microgravity flow in pools, aerial harnesses, flotation tanks, wind tunnels, a...

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Welcome to the Movers Mindset podcast where I talk with movement enthusiasts to find out who they are, what they do, and why they do it. Alan Tran joins me in this episode for an in-depth discussion of Journaling, reflection and looking ahead.

Alan Tran is a parkour coach and collaborator from Raleigh, North Carolina. He's the founder of Enso Movement and is a director for both the Art of Retreat and the United States Parkour As...

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August 4, 2022 19 mins

Kel Glaister, is a Parkour coach and movement enthusiast. In this conversation with Craig Constantine, Kel discusses how cultural and environmental differences can influence how people approach movement. Kel notes that there are definitely cultural differences in how people approach and think about movement, and that the availability of training spaces and the type of obstacles present can also influence how people move.


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July 28, 2022 25 mins

Craig and Seth Ruji discuss the mental aspects of their movement practice. Craig mentions a previous conversation where they discussed the mental side of their practice, and expresses interest in hearing Seth's thoughts on the topic. Seth notes that discipline and planning are important factors in their training, as well as pushing themselves with challenging scenarios that they are not yet comfortable with. He also mentions the im...

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July 28, 2022 25 mins

Robbie Corbett is known for many things. In this conversation, Craig talks with Robbie about a recent passion-project which Robbie has dreamed of for many years. Robbie describes Pop Up Parkour, a construction project that creates temporary parkour spaces for schools and communities. He discusses his passion for parkour and how the Pop Up Parkour project came to be. He also talks about the challenges of creating a space that accomm...

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Ryan Mallon is a parkour athlete, coach, rock climber, and general outdoorsman. His personal journey includes being an American Parkour sponsored athlete, and an APK ambassador. He's coached state champion and regional-placing gymnasts, and has competed in World Chase Tag USA. More recently, Ryan spends much of his time in the beautiful mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina, hiking, climbing, and photographing nature.


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July 22, 2022 20 mins

Craig and James Adams discuss their shared interests in programming and systems building. James explains that he enjoys using programming as a tool to improve productivity and analyze data. He describes his work with, where he uses programming to help improve the training methods and techniques used by Parkour practitioners. He also discusses his interest in research and data analysis, and mentions some research pape...

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Christian Anderson's unique interests are wide-ranging; from martial arts and weapons training, to parkour, to art, to creating his own weapons and training set-ups. Christian shares his inspirations and process for learning and creating. He discusses teaching, landscape architecture, and his specific influences and role models. Christian unpacks his personal martial arts, weapons, and movement practices, and how all of them are cr...

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June 22, 2022 21 mins

This conversation between Craig and Janne Laurila is about the connection between movement and change. Janne discusses how his perspective on movement shifted from a focus on improving physical abilities to a focus on adaptability and flexibility. He also discusses how movement can be used as a tool for dealing with change in life, and for personal growth and development.

The Connection Between Movement and Change

Movement an...

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