33 episodes

The mission of the MOVRS podcast is to educate listeners on the importance of movement and play in the lives of children. Listen as we interview leaders in the fields of education, movement, play, and more from here in Rochester, NY and around the world.

MOVRS Brian Lang

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The mission of the MOVRS podcast is to educate listeners on the importance of movement and play in the lives of children. Listen as we interview leaders in the fields of education, movement, play, and more from here in Rochester, NY and around the world.

    There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather with Linda McGurk | Episode 33

    There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather with Linda McGurk | Episode 33

    Linda McGurk is the author of the best-selling book "There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge)".  This book has changed my life in so many ways, opening my eyes to the value of spending time in nature, regardless of the weather.  As a child, I spent all day every day outside, even in the winters growing up in Western New York.  As an adult, I realized I lost that connection with nature, and this book was one of the main catalysts to me reconnecting with the outdoors again, and has transformed my teaching career and family life.  

    Linda and I focus in on several topics from her book including:
    Free range parentingSocial trustThe fear of falling kids falling behind in academics and athleticsFriluftsliv (open air life)Nature and the immune systemEnjoy the episode!
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    • 50 min
    Balanced and Barefoot with Angela Hanscom | Episode 32

    Balanced and Barefoot with Angela Hanscom | Episode 32

    Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist, the founder of TimberNook, and author of the best-selling book Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children.

    Show topics include:
    Outdoor play
    Playgrounds
    Sensory Stimulation
    Vestibular System
    and more!



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    • 40 min
    Intentionally Unplugged with Denise Roland | Episode 31

    Intentionally Unplugged with Denise Roland | Episode 31

    This week's episode is with the founder of Intentionally Unplugged, aimed at equipping and empowering families to have healthy boundaries with technology.  Denise is a mom of 3 and a teacher, so she sees first hand the impact technology and screens has on her and her kids' lives.  She gives us some suggestions on how to navigate screen time with ourselves and with our kids, especially during these times when it seems like we are all required to be in front of a computer.

    This interview really hits home with me because I struggle to separate with my phone and use it as a crutch whenever I'm bored, almost like a reflex.  I try to make a conscious habit of putting it away when I get home from work, but there always seems to be an excuse to take it back out.  Just know that you're not alone out there, and the tips from this episode can be beneficial to all of us!

    Also, this will be my last episode as I take a break for a little while to "intentionally unplug".  Our second child was just born this week, so I want to take some time off of interviewing and editing and enjoy her and have some fun with my family!

    I hope you enjoy the episode and please don't forget to leave a review, subscribe, and/or follow to help spread the mission of MOVRS!  Thank you!

    https://www.intentionallyunplugged.com/
    @intentionallyunplugged
    "Please, Look up at Me" Book

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    • 45 min
    Jill of All Trades(, Master of Tons) with Carolyne Prevost | Episode 30

    Jill of All Trades(, Master of Tons) with Carolyne Prevost | Episode 30

    Join us as we talk with Carolyne Prevost, a woman who has proven over the years that it pays to be well rounded.  Carolyne competes and has competed in several different sports at a very high level, all the while juggling a full-time teaching position.  I am so impressed with her versatility and athleticism, and even more impressed with her time management skills to be able to fit it all in.  We talk about sport specialization, movement in school, and prioritizing your health in this episode.  I hope you enjoy it and please subscribe/share/review!

    "Carolyne is a high school math, science and physical education/health teacher. She played professional hockey for the Toronto Furies in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. She is now a player in the Professional Women’s Hockey Player Association (PWHPA). She has represented Canada on different National teams in both taekwondo and in hockey. Carolyne has won 11 National Championships in 4 different sports in her athletic career. She graduated from the University of Madison- Wisconsin and won 2 NCAA Div 1 titles with the Wisconsin Badgers Women’s hockey team. She found Crossfit in 2013 at the age of 23 after being released from the Hockey Canada National Program. She has competed at 5 regionals as an individual and recently competed at the 2019 CrossFit Games where she placed 12th in the world."
    *Taken from https://games.crossfit.com/athlete/239148

    Instagram: @cprevost27


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    • 36 min
    All Kids Bike with Matt Seebaum | Episode 29

    All Kids Bike with Matt Seebaum | Episode 29

    Matt Seebaum is the Executive Director of the Strider Education Foundation, the provider for All Kids Bike.  Their mission is to get every Kindergartener in the country to learn how to ride a bike in their PE class.  It seems crazy, but over the past 5-10 years, far less kids are out riding their bikes than ever before.  Matt and I talk about how biking for us was like our ticket to life when we were kids; it's how we got everywhere and spent most of our time.  There are so many valuable skills kids can develop when they go through the process of learning how to ride a bike, and it could turn into a life-long passion for them.

    All Kids Bike provides schools with a class-pack of Strider balance bikes, along with helmets, pedals if/when needed, and a curriculum to follow.  The more money your/our community raises, the more schools can be provided with this amazing resource.  The school I currently teach at is going through the fundraising process right now with All Kids Bike, and we are pumped to get our kids started later this year!

    Please consider donating to this amazing organization, or get the process started to get bikes in your school today!  Follow the links below for more information:

    https://allkidsbike.org/
    @allkidsbike

    I hope you enjoy the show and don't forget to subscribe/share/follow!  Thank you for taking your time out of your day to listen! 


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    • 32 min
    World Class Youth Training with Sam Mathers of Fitter Futures | Episode 28

    World Class Youth Training with Sam Mathers of Fitter Futures | Episode 28

    Sam Mathers is the founder of Fitter Futures, one of the premier youth functional training facilities in the world.  The focus of their program is on kids and teens, but they also offer programs to adults.  They are also one of only 3 Brand X Method Labs in the world, being driven by a relentless pursuit of best practices in strength & conditioning training for youths, based on a long term athletic development model. The programming and coaching methods focus on motor pattern training and improving physical literacy, to optimise kids’ fitness and elevate their athleticism whilst protecting against injury. The programming is adaptable to youths of all ability levels, and all environments.

    Episode Topics:
    Designing a World Class facility for kidsCreating a family training atmospherePrograms offered at Fitter FuturesKeeping the focus on high quality movementThe importance of physical activity in kids' liveshttps://www.fitterfutures.com.au/
    Insta: @fitterfutures.kidsandteens


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Nate VanKouwenberg ,

Great mission!

This is an awesome mission! Our kids need more play! Thanks for leading the charge Brian!

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