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FitPro’s director, Jane Waller, chats to movement specialist, John Polley, around integrating the concept of play into your clients’ training sessions.

In this podcast, we discuss the science behind play and what the benefits are to incorporating it into sessions. John’s passion for helping people to move better shines through in this discussion, as well as his knowledge of integrated movement. 

Some key statements from the podcast are:

“Playful activities introduce a mind-body emotional connection, so we are actually engaging as human beings, not just as physical bodies.”

“If you can remain in a relaxed state, your body will achieve its highest potential. The moment you start clamping down and getting tight, you perform less well.”

Take a listen to the podcast HERE.


About the Author

John (JP) Polley

Movement Specialist

After burning out aged 34 while running his own furniture company and losing his mother to cancer a year later, JP listened to his true calling, joined the fitness industry and became an award-winning educator, speaker and industry mentor. JP’s mission is to show how we are mental, emotional and physical beings, and that nothing can be studied or affected individually. Having sworn for many years that he’d never have children, JP is now a father of four, demonstrating that life is always available for review, new learning, growth, change and adaptation. Since turning 40, JP has managed to defy gravity and grow 1cm taller, thanks to the elasticising effect of myofascial movement and ViPR creating more space in his joints.

Key expertise:

  • Award-winning educator, speaker and mentor.
  • Delivers webinars and practical workshops internationally.
  • Teaches in a way that is down to earth, engaging and connected, with a fair degree of humour thrown in.
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