I first tried Jiu-Jitsu in 2016, and it terrified me. Soon after, I started training with GMB and eventually became a GMB trainer myself. When I went back to Jiu-Jitsu a couple years later, the fear was incredibly reduced. I credit much of that to the diverse movement training over at GMB.
Just knowing how my body can move between all kinds of different positions and loads keeps me feeling safe and resilient. Now I feel more safe and capable on the mat. And maximally open to learning.
When you see a top athlete, martial artist, or dancer “effortlessly” doing their thing, it’s easy to think it just comes naturally. But that’s not how they see it.
Top performers spend countless hours drilling different combinations of things like rotations, twists, and changes of direction, trying to get it all into muscle memory. They know that in the rush of athletic competition you don’t have time to stop and think.
So if you want to be able to respond quickly and smoothly to all the action, you have make it second nature.
But you don’t have hours every day to do drills, so we’ve boiled agility training down to a few fundamentals to help you move more efficiently and fluidly in virtually any activity.
And like everything, it starts with the basics.
Lots of people would love to move with more intuitive confidence and grace but don’t know where to start. Mobius makes it simple. We broke down athletic agility into four underlying attributes that the program helps you build.
Most “athletic” training is focused on strength and explosiveness, usually in straight lines. But real sports, martial arts, etc. happen at all angles. We’ll help you prepare your body to move in whatever ways the situation demands.
Real life comes at you fast. Knowing how to do something perfectly in isolation only goes so far when you have to adapt quickly to other people and complex environments. We’ll help you build resilience and confidence to respond quickly to unexpected factors.
When someone says they’re “clumsy” they mean they don’t know how their body is moving in relation to their environment. We’ve chosen specific movement patterns to help you build your sense of body and spatial awareness.
Great athletes aren’t just good at sport-specific skills like shooting a basketball or doing an arm bar. What sets them apart is how they move between skills quickly and smoothly to accomplish their goal. We’ll help you develop the body control to move fluidly between complex skills.
And it actually doesn’t take that much to start improving them. The key is focusing on one of the most neglected areas of movement skill: transitional movements.
There are thousands of YouTube channels where you can learn sport-specific skills, but what’s harder to teach are the skills between the skills that make you better in all your sports and activities. We boiled it down to 4 classes of transitional movement that develop your body’s athletic attributes so you can move with more grace and agility in everything you do.
Unless all you care about is the 100 yard dash, chances are the activities you enjoy don’t happen only in straight lines. We’ll help you build mobility and control in rotational and twisting movements so you can adapt to whatever life throws at you.
Something you hear in virtually every activity is some form of, “Bend your knees!” We’ll help you build strength and confidence through the whole range of bent-knee positions, from standing, all the way down to the ground, and back up.
If you’ve ever pushed the edges of your athletic abilities, you know that sometimes you end up on the ground. And fear of falling is one of the biggest barriers to giving your all. We’ll help you get comfortable with rolls and other ground movements so you can fall with style.
In a lot of sports, the most you have to do on the ground is get back up. But we’ve chosen ground transitions that will develop your shoulder strength and stability and improve your hip mobility, to make you better in all your activities.
In a dynamic athletic environment you don’t have time to think about which skill to use, or where your arms and legs need to go. You need your body to just know what to do. The programming in Mobius will help you progressively master and internalize these skills, so they’re ready for you when you need them.
You start with the fundamental progressions of each skill, training your body and brain to get the basics right before moving on to more advanced variations.
As you master the basics, you’ll practice progressively advanced variations to build competence and confidence in each movement.
As you get more coordinated, you start linking moves together in fun, challenging combinations that teach your body to adapt in more complex scenarios.
By the end of the program you’ll be ready to start linking the moves together in your own creative ways, and incorporating your skills into all your activities.
It’s trivial these days to make an app that streams workout videos to your phone. But delivering great teaching over the internet is still extremely rare.
That’s why we spent the last year and a half diving deep into what’s most helpful for our clients, then distilling that into a custom online training platform to help you efficiently teach your body the capabilities you want. It’s called Praxis. And Mobius is the first program to use it.
• One of the biggest questions clients ask our coaches is, “How do I adjust this to my schedule?” Praxis does it for you automatically.
• Even on days when you’re short on time and can’t fit in a full session, Praxis will tailor a session to fit the time you have.
• Customizable email reminders help you train more consistently.
• Built from the ground up to work great on your phone so you can train virtually wherever you want. You can even add a button to your phone’s home screen.
• Praxis always picks up right where you left off—no matter which device you’re using—so you always know exactly what to do.
• Our coaches and support team are always just a click away.
I started Mobius 7 days ago. On the day the swipe was introduced, I would say that I really couldn’t do it at all. My attempt was ‘broke.’ So I’ve been playing with it pretty much all week and this evening when I began my movement practice, I just decided to do whatever felt right in the moment. The next thing knew, I was more or less doing the swipe with near total control??!! I couldn’t believe how easily it all of a sudden started to happen. I know it’s a simple movement but this is a breakthrough for me!! Looking forward to the next sessions in Mobius!
Mobius—and the Praxis platform—are the distillation of many decades spent learning how to teach people to move better, and it only takes you a few weeks to start reaping the benefits. Mobius costs less than a couple sessions with a trainer, but teaches you agility and confidence that will stay with you for life.
After the first four weeks, if you’re not moving and feeling measurably, noticeably better, we don’t want your money. Send us an email, and we’ll give you a full refund that you can put towards a gym membership or a weight set. You can see all the details here.
Transitions create strength, control, and coordination. They improve balance and confidence, giving you options for everyday activities you may not have had before.
A client was recently doing a home improvement job that required an awkward angle. “I thought it was going to suck because of how I was going to have to angle down to reach," she told me, "but because of all the work we do, it was easy to get down to the floor and get into a position that worked.” Practicing transitions as part of your workout makes life easier and a little more fun.
We’ve also taken the liberty of including the answers here, since the questions aren’t very enlightening on their own 😉
Every few months, we update all of our programs based on client feedback and new things we’ve learned. You’ll never have to pay for the most recent version.
If you ever get stuck or need help, you can easily send a message and get expert support from one of our coaches. We’re here to help.
No equipment needed—just a little bit of floor space. And you’ll probably want to start out on a softer surface like a carpet or a mat.
Mobius is a structured program for building transitional skill. It’s designed as a next step after Elements for people who want more agility.
Vitamin is an exploration of various movement types for developing general motor control and building practice habits.
They have completely different exercise selections and practice styles to carry out their purposes.
It’s built from the ground up to work great on your phone. You can even add a button to your home screen for easy access. You just use it through your browser instead of downloading it through an app store.
Absolutely. The movements you learn in Mobius will help anyone move with more agility and confidence.
It all depends on your current capability level. Mobius isn’t a beginner program. If you’re just starting out or coming back to training after a good while away, we’d recommend starting with our Elements program. It’ll help you build the foundation you need to do things like Mobius with confidence.
But if you’ve been training consistently and have a solid foundation, Mobius will help you take your agility to the next level.
Mobius sessions are adjustable depending on how much time you have that day. So if you have 15–45 minutes two or three times a week, that’s enough to get good results.
Mobius will help you build agility, coordination, and responsiveness for all your activities. What that feels like is being able to move with more confidence and grace, especially in dynamic environments like sports fields, martial arts mats, or games of tag at your kid’s birthday party.
Mobius is designed to help you build athletic agility, not change your body composition. So while you’ll probably build some strength and muscle, don’t expect big changes in the mirror just from doing this program.
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