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730 E 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55407

A revolutionary approach to fertility. Through our flagship programs Fertility Pilates™ and Movement For Fertility™ we teach and instruct women about all the ways that aligned exercise & movement naturally foster the process of trying to conceive. We are also proud to offer Merciér Therapy to women seeking to get pregnant.

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Movement is fundamental to life.

Marie Wittman

Movement is fundamental to life. It precedes the creation of an embryo as the egg and sperm move to meet in the Fallopian tubes. Movement of blood comes before the formation of the heart. And the transition from womb to world is completed through the instinctual movements that are a part of birthing. 

Yet, daily activities that require natural movement are disappearing from our culture. We no longer need to walk, gather, or even garden to collect food for nourishment. We carry out our days work without using our muscles much to get there or during our time there. Socializing with friends and family involves as little movement as a stroke of a finger. And so on.

Though modern life no longer necessitates we move, our biology requires it nonetheless.

A growing body of research is demonstrating that there are serious negative health outcomes stemming from our modern lifestyle. The research also shows that being physically fit - even exercising every day - does not exclude us from suffering from the very same health issues as those people who do not do exercise.

One the whole, the role that movement plays in fertility has yet to spread beyond the circle of academics and researchers. Certainly, exercise is often encouraged and a few benefits (mostly psychological) are frequently mentioned.

But what exercise is best? Could there be some types of exercise that be hindering your efforts to conceive? Are there more advantages than feeling less stressed?

Should the answers to these questions and more be of interest to you, please read through the details for our fertility care services.