My body ( from the feet up) is benefiting more than I could imagine all while having fun. I highly recommend this program to all bipeds!!
As a dog owner I‘m always fascinated how their bodies are always ready to go from zero into full sprint and how all their actions are centered around play and social interactions. TFC has been such an excellent source to restore a similar approach into human movement and locomotion. The simplicity and focus on play really separates them from most other movement and rehab systems out there. I truly am amazed by the versatility of the SoleMate and my practice sessions never feel like directed training any longer but just having fun challenging my body and exploring new possibilities.
I completed this program as one of the pioneers in April '23 and found it extremely rewarding. The program isn't just following a set of exercises, it's about understanding the fundamentals for foot freedom, what's required and what you need to do to get to 'base camp'. This program is about the participants taking the accountability for their actions and outcomes. You undertake (self) assessments of how well you are able to achieve particular movements. These then lead you to determine what exercises you need to undertake to improve the out comes that you desire. Like life this journey isn't taken by yourself, you join others and share what you want to achieve and hold your self accountable. You map your progress through photos, videos and a proof of work log. One of my learnings was that this isn't a race, its a journey. Each set of exercises has three levels of difficulty. you need to keep working at the exercises until you can achieve a full range of motion and that you are comfortable. Another key learning is, park the 'ego', just let go and enjoy the journey like a child as they learn to move and explore their surroundings and their capability.
High recommended program.
I’ve recently completed the Trek to Basecamp and I loved every minute of it and finally being surrounded by like minded people and fellow foot nerds! I loved having the daily routines, commitment and challenges to work through. Also the learning was amazing, as every day is a school day as they say. I especially liked the accountability and setting my own baseline at the start, in writing and taking photos/videos. And revisiting this mid way through and again at the end. I’m an active person but have been prone to injuries like frozen shoulders and sore knees, and is what led me to this community. I wish everyone could experience this programme. The world would be a better place. My biggest progression in my 42 days was going from sore knees preventing me from doing Cossack squats to being able to do them and pain free. Awesome. And I now do rolling. Who knew?! Thank you Foot Collective and all my fellow explorers. I’m still a part of this community and I’m looking forward to engaging properly for this next stage of my journey.
I know how important it is to establish a firm foundation to build upon for improved whole-body wellness, so I sought a program centered around foot strength and health. I was one of the pioneers to complete the 42-day journey to base camp through the TFC Explorer Program. This program exceeded my expectations! It has helped me understand and listen to my body; it has shown me how my body functions as a unit more than as individual parts. I have learned to meet my body where it is each and every day. Some days might be a step forward, some a step back, but every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth. This program is also an amazing platform to join with others around the world who are seeking a better, movement-centered, playful life. It’s motivating to have the support and encouragement of other people on the journey, as well as the wisdom of the professional team who oversees the program. I completed the trek about 6 weeks ago, and every day since then, I continue to benefit from and build upon the gains I made. I plan to begin the trek again soon, and I’m confident each time I’ll learn new things I didn’t notice the previous time. I wholeheartedly recommend this program.