Move to Learn December, 2018 Missile

         Merry Christmas
from the Move to Learn Team!     

Well can you believe it’s that time of year again! The silly season is upon us and Christmas is only 2 weeks away! I have been chasing my tail with website and technical issues and am heading off tomorrow for a weeks extended family holiday, to celebrate early with relatives who will be away over Christmas. Donna keeps reminding me to get out our end of year newsletter and conclude what has been a full year in the Move to Learn office – ahhh good to have a PA on my tail at least!
As mentioned, Donna and I have been working to get the website running a little more efficiently. Unfortunately, we were hacked and it's taken a while to sort that. Thank you to those who alerted us to some of the anomalies. Hopefully all the links are now working correctly! If you do see anything behaving strangely, please do give us a heads up.
Our new video classroom resource, demonstrating the movements for students, also hit a few technical bumps but we are almost there with that and hope to release it properly, in an easily downloadable and transferable file, early next year. Keep an eye out for that. It will be available to anyone who has attended one of our training seminars who has a copy of Ten Gems for the Brain.
Winsome Richard's new mat is also on the verge of release and many are excitedly waiting for that. Contact Winsome if you would like more details:
We are thrilled at the possibilities of this new resource and grateful for all the work that Winsome and her team have put into this.

Another exciting piece of news is that Veronica Steer has been asked to present at The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) International Conference, which is to be held in Canberra next January!
An exciting opportunity!
She will be supported by Belinda Flynn and we'll be cheering from the wings, of course.
A great opportunity to get the message out there!
Well done Veronica and Belinda.

Here is a link to the program:

Her topic:
Maturing the body for successful Sport Performance - Contemporary Practices - Collaborative approaches to delivering engaging innovative professional practices and enriched curriculum.
Young bodies are coming to school often ill equipped or immature to commence even the basic Fundamental Movement Skills programmes within their school’s physical education lessons. Functional Movement Screening is being used as a pre-participation assessment tool for sports performance in adolescent school aged children to ensure sports related injuries and long term physical impairment do not develop.
This Seminar will introduce a movement program that can be used to assess and train maturity in neurodevelopmental physical abilities in preparation alongside Fundamental Movement Skills training. The Move to Learn program is used in schools worldwide to
assist learning readiness. Based in maturing the physical body to set up stronger brain processing it also ensures that subtle developmental immaturities will not contribute
to compensatory patterns that can later impinge on achievement and physical integrity for active and sporty children, adolescents, and adults and as such can be used as part of a rehabilitation program. 

Get along to it if you can!


            Also, two new Trainers have joined our network!

Laurie Walters-Hill
Laurie is a Personal Trainer, developing programs for individuals, small groups and delivering the Move to Learn program. Laurie initially qualified in fitness training in Canada in the 1980’s where she worked with the elderly, people with a disability and facilitated group strength training classes.
In the 1990’s Laurie and her family moved to New Zealand and then on the East Coast of Australia before settling in Perth in 2005.
After working in an office management position for many years Laurie came to realise that her real passion was with assisting people with their health and fitness. In 2009 she requalified as a Personal Trainer and has had her own business training and motivating people of all ages and levels of fitness including clients with autism, managing the outcomes of a stroke or arthritis.
Laurie has taken a number of specialised courses including – Functional Ageing and Exercise, Pilates, Core Foundations, myofascial lines and other training courses including the Move to Learn program that will assist her varied clients.
When Laurie learned of the Move to Learn Program and the 10 Gems movements, she knew that they complemented all fitness programs, and should be the foundation of fitness programs for people of any age. By incorporating them with multi-component strength training, mobility, endurance and flexibility training, core and breathing exercises, the 10 Gems movements help to stimulate the brain, keep you cognitively sharp and help to move you from your early years and through life with confidence and independence.
Laurie is a Move to Learn Trainer in Perth WA and is working with children and the elderly with the MTL program and fitness. She believes fitness is for everyone and wants everyone to enjoy their training, have fun and feel the benefits.


Elise Clegg
Tel: 0405 714 449
Elise was born and raised in WA and has lived in Victoria and regional WA. She has one adult son.
Elise has recently qualified with the Certificates III and IV Fitness, so she could follow her Fitness passion and help individuals, and small groups to gain and maintain confidence while moving their bodies. (in the abilities of their bodies.)
Whilst studying and working full time, Elise also completed the training to become a Move to Learn Program Trainer as she saw the professional application of fitness principles complementing those of Move to Learn – using movement to integrate the primitive reflexes to promote and maintain effective brain function at any age.
Having broad experience in working with people from a range of backgrounds and stages of life through various roles in hospitality, administration, and human resources and managing her own journey to fitness Elise can relate to others wanting to make a positive impact on their own future selves.
Elise seeks to help empower others to make their desired changes, believing in our own inner wisdom, that we have all we need right now.

Both ladies will be supporting Winsome and the Move to Learn in WA team and we are excited about the contribution they can offer and the skills they bring to our network.

       Congratulations Ladies and Welcome to the Team!!

Finally, 2019 will hopefully be looking at the rebirth of a Move to Learn BLOG, containing up to date information and personal tid bits along the way. Again, if anyone makes any interesting discoveries or has anything to share, please feel free to send an email marked to Donna’s attention, who will look to work in that information in her writings.

Don't forget, to join us and catch up on the latest research, share information & participate in discussions on Facebook!

Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas. Until next time, keep on rolling!

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