Book Club: Movement Matters

Holly just finished Katy Bowman’s “Movement Matters”. Here are her thoughts and insights. Please let us know how you liked this selection, and share your ideas for future reads.


This is recommended as the last of her books to read as it is a significant departure from her previous books. It is a great read if you enjoy short essays about our impact on nature from a science and research perspective.

While this book moves away from Katy’s usual exercise recommendations to bring more movement into your life, I feel that it is almost a labor of love and tribute to Katy’s true passion, biomechanics, and how it relates directly with how we interact with nature.

The main take away from this book as it relates directly to movement is that if we don’t move someone else has to move for us. We have enjoyed increasingly more conveniences and comforts in our modern lifestyle that takes movement out of our lives. We can have food delivered…well we can have anything delivered really. We have cars to drive instead of walk, and if that becomes too physically taxing, we have services like Uber that will drive for us.

Think of all the countless people that have to work twice as hard for our conveniences. Try to add more movement into your life to take some of that burden off the shoulders of others, and find ways to instill this in your clients as well.

Until next time, keep reading!
Yours truly, ✍

Holly Wallis, Certified Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist, PMA®-CPT
Director of US Operations, Body Harmonics Pilates & Movement Institute
Studio Director, ReActive Movement, 6200 LaSalle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

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The next book that Holly Wallis is diving into is…(drum roll please)
Fascia: What it is and Why it Matters by David Lesondak

Please read along with us and stay tuned for Holly’s thoughts and insights coming soon.

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