Total Human Fitness
First Responder & Military Fitness

First Responder & Military Fitness

A fitness class for those who are or want to be police, SWAT, firefighter, EMS, Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Forces. We will go beyond anything you’ve done to make you a complete athlete and to master skills needed on the job, scaled accordingly. 

Wear fitness clothes that do not impair mobility; bring a towel and water. 

$20 per person per class or $70 per person per month. Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.

For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by email at or by phone at 281-770-2276.

In the pre-dawn hours of a long December night a structure fire occurred in the apartments above a local restaurant (see news story here). Pulling on scene we immediately heard people screaming about a man trapped inside.

A lot of thoughts ran through my head during that long search down the hallway and into the fully involved room with the victim including a moment of zen-like clarity where I was fully appreciative of all my time spent practicing crawling. I wholeheartedly believe that if it were not for the impact and influence of MovNat on my training, I would not have been able to rescue that man in such harrowing conditions.

It is easy to write off some advertising messages as fluff with no substance. But that night, I lived the importance of MovNat’s “Be strong to be helpful” philosophy.” –Lieutenant Michael D’Avella, “I Lived MovNat’s ‘Strong To Be Helpful’ Philosophy” (18 Oct 2018)

“Michael has been a great tutor that I’ve known for more than 5 years; not only has he helped me in my education but also in my health and body. Not only has he taught me fitness techniques but he has also shown me how to think about how the techniques help my body and how to keep it in top shape for the long run, like keeping my back straight so that it won’t compromise my spine when I’m much older. He has helped me prepare for my Air Force physical exam, showing me ways to preserve my energy to be able to run longer. I’m sure you can learn more than a thing or two just by hearing him out. I thought exercising was hard, but really, it’s not hard at all after you get used to it. Everything he’s taught made me actually know that I can change and become the man I’ve always wanted to be.
–Tam W, ex-high school student, 9 Oct 2020

I began searching for the best ways to attain complete fitness. Core strengthening led me to kettlebells, which led me to Pavel Tsatsouline’s work, which led me to CrossFit, which led me to more rehab…which eventually led me to MovNat. …

I wanted to revolutionize the way we moved and trained, and I knew Erwan was on the path we needed and that the MovNat system would significantly improve our movement skills and physical preparation. …

After all these years of service, I had discovered that change is hard in the military. It was honestly tough to get others to realize the glaring gaps between our current physical training and some of the actual movement demands in operational context. Sometimes, people need the hype and complicated equipment to feel that they are training properly. It was a common belief that if we lifted Olympic weights and did Crossfit-type workouts, then it would make our tactical movement better. I was not convinced of that.

Erwan helped me understand that if you wanted to physically perform better in tactical situations, you had to train the specific nerve system, starting with improving efficiency in the very types of practical and adaptable movement patterns typically needed in operations. …

Reflecting back on what I’ve learned, MovNat taught me how to break every movement requirement down into the fundamental categories of mobilization, manipulation, and breathing. How to re-look at movement skills I took for granted and rebuild them for greater effectiveness. It is a brilliant system, a well designed program and it is a creative approach to movement and fitness. I have been to several seminars with Erwan and his teammates and I learn new things every time. –Mark Bollong, Retired SEAL Commodore, “Navy SEAL on MovNat: Brilliant, Practical, Not Flashy” (9Jul2020)