With Outdoor Movement Training

Find out what’s been
missing from your fitness routine.

🌳Evolve Move Play is movement training for humans based on the concept that we evolved to move in specific ways — in nature! Running, jumping, climbing, manipulating objects, cooperating with others, and roughhousing are rewarding and fundamental skills we develop in a natural environment. But our true aspiration is self-transformation. 👟

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How We’re Adapting to COVID-19

Lots of folks want to know if they can still do parkour training and take outdoor movement classes. COVID-19 has presented challenges for parkour classes and movement training of all kinds across the country. But this is also a pivotal moment for EMP 🌳  to help our tribe by doing what we do best — helping people discover to move like humans!

We can offer you a safe movement practice with our online courses. Through this medium, we’d like to invite anyone suffering from a lack of fitness or a lack of connection to join us in the rewarding practice of mindfulness and movement training to help build the resilience and adaptability we need as humans. Now more than ever!

There’s more good news. EMP’s online courses present a unique benefit during this time, as our EMP Foundations course is built specifically to equip you with the vision and skills needed to practice movement safely and effectively in your own local environments.

Learn more about the good news.

What’s your body capable of in nature?⛰

Human beings evolved to move in nature daily. To work with it, move through it, jump off it, play in it. Yet we are disconnected from it now more than ever. At EMP we know that reestablishing that deep connection to nature makes us healthier humans. But it also stokes our drive to transform our inner selves and to use what we can from our environment in a sustainable way. Together.

Our outdoor movement training reconnects humans with what it means to be human, with those things we forgot how to do, or maybe never experienced firsthand. Things like climbing trees and roughhousing 🤼‍♂️🤼‍♀️ with friends…

The fun fact is, we are already equipped to move like humans. We’re built with incredible bodies and brains and live in a natural world that we don’t have to fake a connection with — it’s inherent within all of us. Even if we’ve forgotten.

🌳At Evolve Move Play, we empower you to move the way humans were meant to, with basic movements and functional training that will increase your fitness and help you unlock the inner power of your body in nature.

What makes us different from the mainstream fitness industry (i.e. the gym, yoga, spin, etc.) is that we believe that true fitness come from an embodied movement practice where you can consistently connect with:

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Free Movement Practice Guide


EMP Foundations Online Course


Move With Us

Our natural movement training program is not only a method to attain highly functional fitness — it’s a fun and sustainable practice. You will acquire skills in a natural environment through progressively scaled movement challenges designed to develop character while having a blast outside!

Join us and experience the wonder and wellness of discovering how to move like a human.

Body Integrity Practices

Practices that help us take care of our bodies over the long term, including deep breathing, joint fitness, strength, and range-of-motion exercises. We target all muscle groups needed to make you more agile and confident in your own skin.

Natural Parkour

We connect people to their physical evolution by teaching them to move through nature and gain competence traversing the natural world. Develop the sophistication it takes to engage in and set up games in our parkour classes for beginners and advanced movement students alike. Practice parkour moves like vaults, rolls, jumps and landings, and other movement patterns.

Dynamic Games 🤹🏽‍♀️

We challenge the brain and form deeper connections between it, the nervous system, and the body by manipulating objects; we develop this critical human capacity by throwing, catching, and other dynamic movement training.

Roughhousing 🤼‍♂️🤼‍♀️

We connect people to each other and to their own bodies through playful interaction with fellow tribe members. We believe roughhousing is not just for kids, but a beneficial functional exercise for all humans.

Nature Awareness ⛰

We help our students to not only move within nature but to understand how to use it to thrive. The more we can read and know the land, the more meaning we experience when we spend time in it.

Online Classes

We are now pivoting more toward online classes and online movement coaching to offer our community more tools to keep their movement training practice and functional fitness workouts sustainable, wherever they may be.


See what our tribe has to say

We want to transform your fitness goals into personal growth goals. By building a more meaningful fitness practice through communal and solo outdoor movement, you can embrace a powerful means of self-transformation at any age, from childhood to your later years. Check out our awesome testimonials!

Evolve Move Play Podcast

Self-transformation through human movement 🤸‍♀️

At Evolve Move Play, we see movement as part of an ecology of practices that includes community, fitness, self- discovery and development, and cultivating a more meaningful life. How do you become the person you want to be? How can you develop a safe and sustainable movement practice? Make discoveries of your own by listening to our rad podcast on the movement culture.


Moving Movement Culture Forward

Do you want to evolve not only your health and fitness but your life and self?

Get back to nature ⛰ (aka the best parkour gym of all!)?

Looking for truly functional fitness training routines that foster growth and connection?

🌳Evolve Move Play provides outdoor movement education and training to build healthier humans. We are guided by a philosophy of movement meant to help you become a more actualized human being!

That means being more deeply embodied in yourself, in your environment, and in your tribe. We have cultivated a set of techniques that improves how humans apply skills gained from movement to life in general. In other words, we’re out for more than just fitness alone. For us, it’s all about living a meaningful life. Movement training is a fun and healthy way to get there.


Movement training resources

At EMP, we are actively trying to become the most heroic version of ourselves — brave, adaptable, resilient, flowing, and joyful. And we know you’re into it too! We cover it all in our awesome and in-depth blog. You’ll find a ton of goodies about parkour skills and functional movement training, written by people who live and breathe the lifestyle. Get the resources to help you become the most heroic version of you with sustainable movement practice, wellness, mindfulness, flow states, and everything in between!

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Health, Mobility & Wellbeing

🌳We support your fitness goals AND your need for meaningful connection to self, nature, and community. Our highest goal for you is the cultivation of a meaningful life with the help of outdoor movement training. That’s why we want you to get started with our daily practice to take your training and personal development to the next level. On us.

Our natural parkour daily practice guide