Posts by Julie Blandin


Last weekend, we delivered the PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement course for the 3rd time in Seattle Washington. It was a jam packed course with nearly 50 attendees, and overall a really fun group of people. I love helping people start to look at the body through a new paradigm and talking to people over the breaks listening to their experiences and ah-ha moments. This course is absolutely full with a lot of practical application for all movement professionals. Aaron Haque who is the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Courthouse Performance in Salem Oregon was in attendance and this was his 5th PRI course. He was nice enough to put together some thoughts for the readers of what he got out of the weekend with James and I:

“The information in the Fitness and Movement course can be immediately understood and applied on Monday morning. It contains important information for the laymen and the experienced student as well. After taking all 3 base level courses and 1 advanced the Fitness and Movement course gave me a new perspective on the end-game goal of PRI and it's application.

The portions of the course covering gait, respiration, and ZOA in-particular were described in different ways that I had not heard before bringing in a clearer thought process and focused direction. 

The course manual is dense and chock-full of information that can immediately be applied. And it was interesting to see the course broken-up into planes of movement instead of dysfunctional polyarticular chains and how to correct them.  I believe this organizational change, in-particular, will make make it much easier to test, correct, and progress.”

Thank you Aaron for sharing your perspective! Additionally, special thanks to Olympic Physical Therapy/ATI and Chad Williams for being an awesome host and also thanks to Amie Holbrook for assisting us in the lab. Getting to travel around the country to teach this course and share this information is truly a blessing. Thank you to all who attended! I was disappointed I forgot to take a group photo with you all! Here is James and Min paying tribute to one of the most powerful athletes who understood the value of managing airflow and keeping his 12 ribs mobile, the one and only Bruce Lee (check out Min’s shirt). 

Our next available course to register for, is this summer at EXOS in Dallas Texas. Do not wait to sign up. It will sell out! We will also be in Boston and Phoenix!

Posted February 25, 2016 at 2:47PM
Categories: Courses

We delivered our second PRI Fitness and Movement Course this past weekend in San Francisco. The material was again very well received and we were excited to help attendees understand a different paradigm for looking at movement three dimensionally as well as connecting key PRI principles to upright functional movement against gravity. After the course, Sean Griffin from Chicago’s Primal Gym writes:
“Huge fan of the PRI Fitness and Movement course this past weekend in SF. We see about 90% of our clients in a group format (10-20 at a time). A very small portion of our members place tri-planar performance above sweating and getting stronger, so to receive a manual full of so many unique and ready-to-use exercises that definitely fit into our world is truly amazing. I know this will change the game for us. Thanks again for a great course!”
Thanks for the feedback Sean! Also a big Thank You to Jack Cooney and his wonderful staff at Accelerate Sports Performance for their hospitality, professionalism and AV help. Great facility that was walking distance from Fisherman’s Wharf, so we were able to take advantage of some sightseeing and great seafood. 

This course had a great 2015 launch on both the East and West Coasts and its gaining popularity and relevance across the globe. We were thrilled to have Aaron from Canada and Luke from London England in attendance this past weekend. We're excited to be able to teach it next year at some major hubs to accommodate travelers, so keep an eye out on the PRI website under Affiliate Courses as 2016 dates and host sites continue to be finalized. Hope to see you at one of our Fitness and Movement courses next year!

Posted October 28, 2015 at 6:44PM
Categories: Courses

James Anderson and I had an exciting weekend introducing our new course PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. Endeavor Sports Performance was filled with dedicated and eager minds appreciating the power of a mobile, unlocked, and well ventilated thorax. We learned how to identify and cue movements of a thorax during workouts– thoracic retraction, protraction, adduction, and abduction - and how thoracic-acetabular abduction gives us stability and security for grounding for single leg power and strength. 
We broke down movement three dimensionally and taught principles to “Build the Sequence” to be used for picking exercises strategically during workouts and organizing programs. The principles help to develop higher level three dimensions control and proximal stability for less compensatory and haphazard movement strategies.
Thank you to Kevin Neeld and his staff for their hospitality and for hosting this event at his facility. Additional thanks to Matt Varca, Louise Kelley at Point Performance, Gibbie Duval at Explosive Edge for all their hard work over the past couple months and their contribution to get this course together, and also thank you to Chad Beckman for collaborating and helping to add some great material! James and I are looking forward to growing and improving this course for PRI nation! 


Posted October 20, 2015 at 9:16PM

PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement Courses are next month. Last minute sign ups are going on now!!

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Ps. Did you notice the ribcage movement while he was breathing in this video?

Posted September 30, 2015 at 6:00PM
Categories: Courses

James and I had the opportunity to take our first round of pictures recently for the PRI® Fitness and Movement Course. Special thanks to Ryan Holleman and Rob Murphy for their assistance and hospitality. Go Wolfpack!

Our model, Matt, presented in a typical pattern which affects axial skeleton movement and proximal stability (Left AIC, bilateral BC, superior T4). We were able to reconfigure his thorax shape, diaphragm and air flow patterns with about 15 minutes of manual techniques to inhibit polyarticular chains of muscles which were dominant, then we strategically sequenced movement variability with a PRI® principle based workout. No formal correctives or rehab exercises were done. Our workout included modified RDLs, Beckman step ups, back squats, goblet squats, use of various Hammer Strength machines and much more. After nearly 4.5 hours of exercises, we retested Matt and not only did he remain neutral in all three planes both across his pelvic girdle and shoulder girdle, he tested better and was surprised at how good he felt (we did not test during the workout, only post).

Pre workout:   HGIR right 38, left 70. Horz abd right 20, left 10. Add drop right -, left +. Pass FA abd right +, left -. SLR right 75, left 65.

Post workout:  HGIR right 90, left 90. Horz abd right 55, left 60. Add drop right -, left -.  Pass FA abd right -, left -. SLR right 85, left 85.

To learn what we did, we hope to see you at our PRI® Fitness and Movement course this October. Space is limited, so please do not wait to sign up! We are confident PRCs and PRTs will enjoy perspectives presented in this course, as well as new attendees to the PRI® science. Come ready to learn and we will be ready to share some great information! Hope to see you there!

Philadelphia area October 17-18 and San Francisco October 24-25


Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:32PM
Categories: Athletics Courses

Hello PRI Community!

We are very excited for the work that is coming together for the new PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement Course.

James Anderson and I would like to create an opportunity for passionate individuals well versed in the PRI science to share their expertise and provide feedback and input for the content that will be featured in this course.

Click below for some background information which was put together to facilitate discussion and guide interaction for those that may be interested to have their work featured in this course. Please contact me directly with any questions

We are grateful for everyone passionate about this course content and look forward to reviewing your ideas and adding valuable content from others to this course!

Click Here for more information

Posted February 4, 2015 at 5:23PM
Categories: Courses
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