The Women's Movement Collaborative Project was created for women by women who specialize in different practices of movement, exercise, and fitness that is taking the fitness industry by storm. Our upcoming event is comprised of some of these women who are here to show you how to deepen your connection to your body and improve your fitness for the real world.  

Here's the thing though, the Women's Movement Collaborative is so much more than just an event, and there are so many more women coming together and collaborating that just the presenters you see above.  Our intention is that there will be hundreds of faces behind the WMC... we want true collaboration... so come join us and be a part of the WMC community.

 

Our Founders

Get to know these awesome women. Seriously, let's all be friends!

 
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Abby Clark, co-founder

Abby's been in the fitness industry for over 10 years with an extensive background in yoga, kettlebell training, and competitive bodybuilding. A few years ago, Abby discovered MovNat, a physical education system that teaches movement from a practical and natural approach with an emphasis on movement efficiency. This broader perspective of fitness gave Abby a deeper purpose as a trainer and how she wanted to help others.

Abby is currently the only female MovNat Team Instructor and is pioneering the way for more women to discover their true nature through natural movement and building a powerful tribe of confident and strong women. She teaches certifications and workshops all over U.S. and currently lives in the mountains of Santa Fe, NM with her husband, two-year- old son, and fur baby.

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Dani Almeyda, co-founder

With more than 10 years in the fitness and health promotion industry, Dani has found her place as a sought after coach.  With many years of competitive sports behind her, her body was beaten up and she was feeling broken.  She opened her eyes to new forms of training outside of her love for volleyball and discovered Pilates, kettlebells, and the power of bodyweight exercises.  This brought her into a new world and she helped discover and grow the Original Strength System as well as open the doors of the OS Institute in North Carolina.  

Dani is constantly driven with a fierce passion, to make the world a better place through introducing people to movement and hope. She is traveling the world teaching for Original Strength as the only female Master Instructor and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC with her husband, son, daughter, and their dog.

 

Our Core Team

 
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Kirsty Gosart

An experienced gymnastics coach with GMB a lifetime of experience as a gymnast herself, Kirsty left the world of competitions and big box gyms, for training out of her garage and found her happy place.  She loves helping people develop strength and flexibility at the same time as learning cool moves and tricks... plus she thinks this stuff makes you a flat out better person. 

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MaryBeth Gangemi

MaryBeth was a play therapist with children with special needs and their families. Her mission is to encourage and support people of all ages and abilities toward quality movement, physical and emotional strength, and to engage in nature.  She is the mother to three, as well as a Certified kettlebell instructor, MovNat level 2 instructor, Original Strength coach, and owner and coach at Kairos Strong. Drawing on her background in play therapy, she aims to help others create and recognize opportunities for health and happiness through movement, strength, community, service, and engagement with nature.  

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Julie Angel

Julie creates work that inspires and celebrates those with stories to tell, always letting the participant's voice be heard.  Not only is she helping women share their voice with her company, See & Do, but she is bringing more attention to parkour and is a pioneer in the industry, and travels the world speaking on her new book, Breaking the Jump