Intrinsic over extrinsic with Galo Naranjo of The Movement Project [022]

Welcome back to another episode of Process

I hope your holidays were awesome! This episode (#22) is our first of 2016, so thanks for joining this year. I took a few weeks off for the holidays to spend time with the family (you can check out our adventures on Instagram), and I’m excited to be back on the podcast, speaking to all of you, and bringing you conversations with creators I admire.

Especially today’s creator, Galo.

I'll tell you why...

In this episode

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My guest today is Galo Naranjo, who’s focused on one thing: movement. Galo subscribes to the philosophy that moving our bodies is the gateway drug to an amazing life, ultimately bridging the gap between mind and body. He describes movement as the cross-pollination of ideas and stories from many different areas of study—literature, anthropology, science, art, design, philosophy, history, psychology, and more.

Currently, Galo coaches CrossFit and documents his journey with movement at his website The Movement Project.

I’m excited to talk to Galo about the difference between fitness and movement, why that’s important and what teaching CrossFit has taught him about people and (most importantly) himself.

During our conversation, we cover:

  • How to differentiate fitness and movement
  • What struggles he's faced in moving from a career in finance toward a movement-based career
  • Extrinsic versus intrinsic benefits and personal journeys
  • How he's designed accountability into his day-to-day activities
  • Why the "second follower" is so important to his movement around movement ;)
  • Finding someone to work with through Instagram

Here's my favorite quote from our conversation:

"My job is to make people play, in any way, shape or form. If I can do that and open your mind in some way, shape or form, I'm happy."

Show notes

Here's everything we mention during the show:

- Galo around the web: The Movement Project / Instagram / Twitter

- MOTUS magazine: websiteon Instagram

- Kinfolk, a magazine that Galo reads

- YouTube video of toddler leading a dance class

Thanks for listening! And a huge thanks to Galo for joining me on this episode #022 of Process.

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Until next week!


Marcella Chamorro