The Forward Fold

Welcome to a brand new edition of Core to Coeur’s The Forward Fold, a monthly publication on the latest movement, fitness, and wellness news. Every other week, we curate the most important wellness articles and podcasts, the latest in evidence-based movement research, upcoming workshops worth attending and more.

In this edition, we’re keeping up with the conversations on social media with an article about the “Pilates Body”, how to adjust ourselves to a pandemic Winter season, and what a non-stop 24 hour movement day could look like.

Also — catch the Final Thoughts section for a special offer to move with your special guests for FREE on Core to Coeur.

A new frontier for intersectional movement, fitness, and wellness is taking shape. The Forward Fold makes sure we all keep up together.

Let’s Make Moves,

- Team Core to Coeur

Movement(s) Matter(s)

Pilates Body. In an industry that still deals with exclusivity and elitism, we’re busting the door wide open by encouraging these conversations, and how it leads to a more diverse field of practitioners — Read

A Viral Post on “Stomach Taming” Leggings. A yoga instructor’s candid social media response post to “stomach taming leggings” resonates with yogis everywhere tired of the body shaming — Read

A 24 Hour Movement Guide. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology issues the country’s first guideline for a what a healthy 24 hour period could look like. No surprise that getting plenty of movement is at top of the list — Learn

Accessible Yoga Journal. A cover of Yoga Journal that represents accessible yoga without compromise has finally arrived — Celebrate

Virtual Dance Classes from Texas to Nigeria. C2C dance studio Joffrey Texas welcomes a Dance Academy based in Lagos, Nigeria through their digital doors, celebrating with a full day of movement for these talented young dancers — Learn

Wellness Research

Keeping Kids Social While Socially Distant. Dealing with lonely kids? Our friends at The Riveter have some solid strategies to keep your kids connected throughout this pandemic — Learn

Make a Winter Wellness Plan. Here are some tips of what you can do during this fall to prepare for the pandemic winter months up ahead — Learn

Go Ahead Sleep In. A new study by the University of Florida on full time nurses found that an extra half hour of sleep helped them be more mindful while on the job — Read

Time For a Forest Bath. The wellness practice of spending time in nature as a way to reduce stress may be more necessary than ever — Read

Our Community

A Call To Action For Tanisha. C2C Teacher and Community Manager Intern Tanisha Hubbard-Hood needs financial help to become a caretaker for a family member in need. When one of our own asks for help, we answer the call. If you can, support their Go-Fund-Me — Donate

Digital Studio Turned Stage. It’s time for another free or pay what you can podcast play reading in Jeanine’s digital studio turned stage. And this time, it’s all about men — Watch

#WelcomeBabyM. Founding C2C teacher Melanie McGray welcomes her new baby boy. We wish her and hew family the happiest time together — Congratulate

Leggings and Bras. Handful is a women-owned business in the Pacific Northwest; they’ve have supported C2C with their active gear from the very beginning of our start-up, and they’re having a massive warehouse sale. — Shop

A Hashtag Challenge For Moving More. Join us, our C2C teachers, and our movement community by participating in the hashtag challenge lead by Katy Bowman and our friends at Nutritious Movement on Instagram: #dynamiclivingbingo — Move

This section is always reserved for important updates in our movement community! Want to be featured in our next edition? Tell us what’s going on in your world by emailing us at

Final Notes

Attention new movers! Now through November 1, Core to Coeur’s inviting class-takers of C2C to bring their loved ones to their group classes for FREE. 17 Digital Studios are participating across the whole platform with dozens of movement and wellness classes for your curated wellness routine. Call your friend, call your mom, and have them take class with you for the next two weeks with no charge. Click Here to participate!

Lastly — we’d love to hear from you. Will you help us shape the future of accessible movement by filling out our 5 minute survey? First 25 participants get 1 credit ($5) to spend on a movement class of their choice FREE. Click Here to share your thoughts with us.

We can’t wait to see YOU in class. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get more involved as a teacher or new student — check us out on, or email us, follow us on Twitter, or DM us on Instagram!




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