Go Back To Move Forward

Remember how you learned to move as a child? No? That’s because learning to sit, crawl, stand, walk, and run are simply natural evolutions for every human. And not only are these milestones innate, but they happen through exploration, observation, and play, not through time spent in the gym. As we mature into adults, factors like work, lifestyle, social environments, and even clothing choices begin to change our movement patterns, leading to injury and discomfort.

Primal Movement returns us to the way our bodies are meant to move — the way we each moved as children, and the ways humans have been moving for all of human history. Discover how Primal Movement WORKS! can help heal injuries, enhance everyday activity, and condition athletes.

Let Primal Movement WORKS! Reawaken You

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Become a Teacher

Start teaching movement, not exercise. Our method is a fun, full-body exploration of natural movement and a whole new way for your clients to heal, grow, and reach new levels of ease in their movement. As part of the PMW Team, you’ll benefit from an easy to follow training system and myriad programming options for all abilities. The narrative you weave is up to you: you plan, you inspire, they move in endless new ways.

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Take a Class

From small repairs to big fitness goals, Primal Movement WORKS! helps you remove barriers to happy movement. Our program is designed for anyone who wants to improve their movement, from seniors who want to expand everyday mobility to serious athletes searching for new ways to train. Unlock efficiency, ease, and power in movement while heightening body awareness with Primal Movement WORKS!


Pilates industry leaders, Anna Hartman and Trina Altman, speak after experiencing the Primal Movement Works! Primal Pilates workshop at the 2017 Pilates Method Alliance Conference. 

What Teachers And Participants Are Saying

I feel like I’m redesigning my body.
— Kendra - Student
The difference between Primal Movement WORKS! and every other form of workout I’ve ever done, including yoga and other Pilates classes, is the focus on the recruitment and training of all tissue systems to move the body properly through all planes and all modalities of movement. The training recruits tissues that I have not worked in decades.
— Bill E. - Student
The manual is straight forward, allowing for seamless lesson planning and flow throughout the session. My clients love PMW!
— RaeLea S. - Teacher
As a teacher, I instantly knew this system was different and how to apply it with my clients. We often hear new programs claiming to restore your body but this truly did. I walked out of class with a lightness in my step and a big smile.
— CJ K. - Teacher
I wholeheartedly recommend Primal Pilates® to men and women of all ages. Athletes will benefit from improved tissue health and neuromuscular patterning to correct imbalances caused by specialized sports and exercise systems. Older adults will benefit from improved mobility and flexibility. And men, don’t think that Primal Pilates® is a women’s activity. The truth is we need it more than they do.
— William - Student

Primal mat foundations

Refine your movement skills with this Primal Foundations workout by Louise Johns. These exercises will help to increase proprioception and coordination so you can improve your learning capacity.

Primal pilates flow

Invite some movement into your body. Louise takes the skills you learned in the Primal Mat Foundations and gets you moving. By letting go of some of your control, you will be able to refine, refresh, and revitalize your body through the dynamic nature of this practice.

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