"Movers Of New York" Matthew 'Brooklyn' Bernstein

For a while now, I've been wanting to highlight people that I've met throughout my movement journey - people who've inspired me. It's something that's been on my mind for a while but never got around to it. This is my first time creating something like this. As a matter of fact, it's actually my first time every playing around and learning to use a legitimate DSLR camera. It's crazy how things start happening, and how resourceful you become when you actually DECIDE something is going to get done.  I asked a couple of people in my life for the tools I needed and they were more than willing to share them with me. *Thank you Anja Schmalz and Francesco Spiezia for your lending me the resources to get this done.

On to the backstory...

The reason why I want to do this series, is to inspire others by highlighting the stories behind the awesome/crazy/graceful moves you may see online. I believe humanizing people and telling their stories of grit and determination is really what truly inspires. I hope the series will inspire you as well. If you enjoy this video or know anyone who will please share this. I'm just trying to spread the word of a movement that happening - a movement for movement. 

I will be taking polaroids of all the people's stories I tell. 

I will be taking polaroids of all the people's stories I tell. 

I met Matt through the internet.  We connected through the same people we follow in the 'movement' world. (It's crazy how good of a thing social media can be when you use it for the right reasons.) After going back and forth on messages we decided to meet at Brooklyn Barbell Club where he coaches and train a little. I got to know him a little more and realized he would be the perfect first story to tell on the site. Given how far he's gotten in his training, from no experience at all, inspired me in so many ways. We immediately clicked, sharing the same philosophies on life, movement, nutrition, books and so much more.

It's safe to safe we bro out at this point. I got nothing but love for this man. 
I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more from him in the future.  
To learn more about Matt check out his website. Click here. 

Again, If you enjoyed this video or know anyone who will please share this.   

"Ido Portal Has A Posse"

Something I created while I was on a social media detox - "Ido Portal Has A Posse" ( Ido Portal has been a great inspiration throughout my movement journey.) With that said, I am trying to create more art in my life and tie it back to movement in order to spread word about the movement culture. I was inspired by Shepard Fairey's Obey Giant and his "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" 

The original "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" campaign. 

The original "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" campaign. 

A Beautiful Practice & The Thing About Finishing

'To start' insinuates ‘to finish’.
But what if there was that one thing you committed to everyday?
A beautiful practice, as Frank Forencich likes to call it.
Something you genuinely knew had no fin.
Something you committed to, in exchange for your precious time.
It's what Bukowski meant when he wrote, “Find what you love and let it kill you.” 
Nothing temporary; No 30 day challenge, no diet, no short term workarounds.  
No finishing. No starting.

What if ‘starting’ is just an illusion? 
If something calls to you so strongly, don’t question it.  
It’s not about starting whatever that something is, it’s about becoming that person you want to become
"This is what I do,” ceases to exist and makes way for “This is who I am.” 
It’s the reason we’re called Human Beings and not Human Doings
It’s already within you. 

:: Think about it. 

Inspired by Frank Forencich's recent book Beautiful Practice.