Name: Valerie Ohanian
Movement Minneapolis team member since: 2016
What’s your athletic/fitness background?
What brought you to the Movement?
I came to the Movement to focus on a combination of range of motion and biodynamic testing.
Do you remember your first workout and what you thought of it?
I’ll admit, my first workout was overwhelming in terms of the number of unfamiliar exercises and lifts!
What’s been the biggest change since joining the Movement?
What’s been your favorite Movement moment so far?
I don’t have a favorite movement specifically, I enjoy that the full package from day to day or week to week is full of variety.
Do you prefer training solo or with a partner/team/class?
The class setting is perfect for me.
When did you know you were hooked?
When I was aware I not only had less pain but felt better and stronger overall.
What does being “strong” mean to you?
Knowing I can move, lift things, and exert without wondering if I will suffer from it.
How do you spend your days when you’re not at the gym?
Practicing/teaching classical homeopathy and shamanic healing methods, cycling, traveling, or writing.
What are you training for/what’s your next training goal?
How can people find/connect with you?
Do you have any advice for people starting out?
Having patience with the learning process is key; learning the movements, learning how your body learns, and sticking with it over time. As a Movement coach once said, “no one ever regrets going to the gym!”