An Evidence-Based Course to Help You Heal from compulsive exercise and reclaim a joyful relationship with movement
We are so glad you are here! By simply signing up for this program you will have the opportunity to take a huge step towards changing your relationship with movement.
Is exercise consuming too much of your time and energy? Is it interfering with relationships and other meaningful areas of your life? You’re not alone and there is a path to healing!
Through the iMove™ program, you will transform your relationship with movement into something that enables deeper connection with others and brings joy into your life. We are so honored to be on this journey with you.
This 12 week course, developed by Amy Gardner, MS, CEDRD, RYT, provides a clear roadmap to break free from disordered exercise and feel at home in your body. Taylor, a former group fitness instructor, has been intensively trained in the iMove™ program and has research published in the International Journal of Exercise Science. Co-facilitator, Jessi was a former athlete participating in softball, volleyball, gymnastics, and figure skating.
Together they will be combining their knowledge and expertise in this one-of-a-kind group!
Do any of these sound familiar?
Do you find it hard to take a day off of exercise? Or, feel anxious and restless when you do?
Does exercise interfere with relationships, school, work?
Does exercise prevent you from doing other things you enjoy?
Do you often feel tired after exercising?
Is exercising the only time you feel energized?
Is exercise the only way you know how to feel relief?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you.
Week 1: Introductions
Week 2: Exploring Your Relationship with Movement and Goal setting
Begin to explore your current relationship with movement and set values-aligned goals for your future relationship with movement.
Week 3: Getting to Know Your Nervous System
Increase your understanding of “the science” with an overview of your nervous system as it relates to exercise.
Week 4: Polyvagal Theory
Increase your understanding of the principles of Polyvagal Theory and how they can help with self-regulation and decreasing the need for compulsive exercise.
Week 5: Organizing, Sensing, and Integrating Your System Part 1
Explore sensory integration and the different states of regulation.
Week 6: Organizing, Sensing, and Integrating Your System Part 2
Understand what embodiment is and explore how to know when you are embodied during movement.
Week 7: Exploring the Breath Part 1
Start exploring breathing by providing an overview of the science of breath and value of various breathing techniques.
Week 8: Exploring the Breath Part 2
Continue exploring breathing and introduce new breathing techniques via experiential activities.
Week 9: Meditation and Mindfulness Part 1
Review benefits of meditation and mindfulness and how this relates to compulsive exercise. Education provided about the different styles of meditation.
Week 10: Meditation and Mindfulness Part 2
Continued discussion on meditation and mindfulness. Practice experiential activities related to meditation and mindfulness
Week 11: Integrating Movement Part 1
Explore how to evaluate mindfulness and level of joy in movement. Participate in activities involving movement.
Week 12: Integrating Movement Part 2 & Wrap Up
Review progress and check back in on initial goals set during weeks 1 & 2. Discuss how to maintain consistency to maintain a healthier relationship with movement.
Why should you choose iMove™? It works!
Find your path to a healed relationship with movement now!
Most frequently asked questions and answers
Yes, groups will be live and will take place virtually over Zoom. This gives students the chance to actively learn, participate and ask questions.
If you cannot attend live or need to miss a session, no worries. All sessions will be recorded for you to view later.
Please note: You still need to purchase all course content regardless of if you can attend live or not.
This course is not available for insurance coverage at this time.
One benefit of group nutrition counseling is a lower cost vs. 1:1 nutrition counseling. Each session is half the price of a 1 hour follow-up session with a dietitian. Additionally, we do offer a payment plan option if that is more financially suitable.
No, this course is group nutrition counseling only at this time. There will be time to answer individual questions and concerns throughout the group sessions.