Episode #105 - An Interview with Erwan Le Corre creator of MovNat


Erwan Le Corre is the founder of “MovNat”, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”.

At age 33, he started researching the rich and fascinating history of physical education in Europe, unearthing photographic and newspaper archives and studying many old, dusty books extensively. As he discovered several forgotten training methods, such as Georges Hebert’s “Methode Naturelle”, he found many similarities between these approaches and his own. By understanding the historical circumstances that led the old physical education and fitness methods to decline and fail to reach modernity, Erwan realized that those ancient practices could be revived if the obsolete methodologies were updated and improved. From there, Erwan decided to once again fully dedicate his training and research to real-world movement skills and physical competency.

In 2008, while living, training, and instructing in Brazil, he worked on synthesizing his knowledge, experience, methods, and principles into the creation of an entirely new training and coaching system. He defined an overall approach based on evolutionarily natural tenets which better fit the concerns and expectations of people today. MovNat was born.

In April 2009, Erwan is featured in Men’s Health USA in an inspiring article about himself and MovNat written by New-York Time best-seller author Christopher McDougall. The journalist described his transformative first-hand training experience with Erwan in Brazil.

In January 2011, Outside magazine released another feature-length article about Erwan and MovNat. The magazine ranked “Paleo-fitness” #1 of their Top 10 Health and Fitness Trends of 2010, and MovNat as the leading force behind this movement.