Modo Ambassador Q&A: Jen Walker of Movement108
Modo Ambassador Jen Walker is a personal trainer and nutrition coach at Movement108 in Vancouver, BC. Her approach to training is to move well, and to move often. Moving well means progressive functional and natural movement training, paired with healthy lifestyle and nutrition commitments. And moving often means diverse and dynamic workouts paired with frequent movement throughout your daily life as well as getting outside in nature as much as possible.
What is Movement108 all about?
Movement108 is an intimate studio focused on the form and function of intentional body movements through workouts using body weight, TRX, and kettlebells. We offer small group classes and personal training programs. All of the trainers at Movement108 believe in proper exercise sequencing, progressions and the function behind the work. Basically, if an exercise doesn’t translate into real life, why are you doing it? All that said, combined with our love of the outdoors, our bi-monthly hiking groups are the bridge between strength in the studio to real life practical use!
Is transportation a big barrier for people when exploring Vancouver’s outdoor playground?
One of the main reasons for forming the hiking group at Movement108 was to break down the barriers to getting out into the mountains, and transportation was definitely one of them. So far for our hiking trips I’ve had the chance to drive a Modo mini van, Dodge Charger, and Kia Sedona. I never thought that driving a mini van could be so fun! But when you’ve got all your favourite people in the back stoked for an adventure it’s a blast!
How do you use Modo for your trips?
Modo was the obvious choice as our official carshare vehicle to break that barrier. Not only can I just go pick up the vehicle around the corner as if it were my own, I can tailor the size of the vehicle to the size of the hiking group!
“Own less, live more” means to me…
We live in a world of excess: clothes, food, housing, and vehicles. Instead of owning more material items, I want to accumulate more experiences. Using a carshare for our hiking groups encourages carpooling, which invites more conversation and social connection, and saves me money to explore even more! Not to mention the environmental impact.