up · right |əp rīt
- erect or vertical, as in position or posture.
- (of a person or their behavior) strictly honorable or honest.
move · ment |müv-mənt
- the act or process of moving; especially : change of place or position or posture.
- a particular instance or manner of moving.
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UpRight Movement helps change lives for the better through education and a NatURe inspired Ecosystem process informed by immutable first principles, environmental evolutionary adaptedness, neurodevelopment, biology, and Newtonian Physics; which optimizes locomotion, resilience, and longevity.
Empowering people on the journey to feeling, moving, and performing better-living freely with few limits.
To optimize health and performance for every individual, it is essential four key areas are exercised in a balanced manner: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. These elements operate interdependently and ultimately have a very powerful influence that may help with optimal gene expression. Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement alone aren’t enough. But together, and incorporated into daily habits, balancing these four fundamentals serve as a Force Multiplier to help you succeed now—and for life to Feel, Move, and Perform Better.
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It is both our honor and our responsibility to serve people. Our primary goal is to enhance awareness of posture, movement patterns, and problem-solving strategies for diverse interactions with our environment. By focusing on locomotion, resilience, and longevity, we aim to refine how the human body senses, perceives, and interprets sensory input, including the sensory output of pain. We consider the unique ways individuals move and rest within various contexts, working to recalibrate and fine-tune the nervous system, sensory movement, and recovery to optimize human performance tailored to each person’s specific scale and context.
UpRight Movement stands at the cutting edge of human movement and performance training. We are pioneers in redefining how the human body should be viewed and trained, positioning ourselves as leaders in the realm of sensory movement skill development. Our innovative approach takes into account not just the kinesiological aspects of motion, but also the evolutionary roots of our locomotive (Human Bipedalism and Climbing) strategies.
Employing this multi-dimensional approach, we’re able to enhance the overall efficiency of sensory movement. While we don’t claim to diagnose or treat specific injuries, we do empower individuals to self-regulate their nervous systems and become attuned to their sensory experiences. We teach how the human body moves—and sometimes regresses—in its movements, offering personalized restoration of human movement that aligns with an individual’s particular environment and demands.
Bio-Tensegrity is a concept that describes the biomechanical behavior of the human body. It suggests that the body is a structure where bones float within a tensional network of muscles, connective tissues, and fascia. This model contrasts with the traditional idea where the skeleton is solely responsible for providing structural support.
In Bio-Tensegrity, all vital organ systems are interdependent because the tensional network affects and is affected by every part of the body. For instance, the positioning and sensory movement of the bones and muscles can influence the placement and function of the organs, as well as the flow of fluids and nerve signals throughout the body.
The skeletal-muscular system plays a chief protective role for the organs and nervous system by creating a dynamic framework that absorbs and distributes forces throughout the body. It also supports the primary sensory movement role of bipedal locomotion, which is the ability to move using two legs for walking, running, and jumping. Bipedalism is a defining characteristic of humans and is supported by the structure of our pelvis, legs, and feet, along with the intricate balance of tensions in the musculoskeletal system.
Additionally, the skeletal-muscular system enables secondary sensory movements like brachiation, which involves swinging from limb to limb using the arms, as seen in primates. While not a primary mode of sensory movement for humans, brachiation’s evolutionary remnants are present in our shoulder joints and arm muscles, allowing for a wide range of upper body sensory movements.
This Bio-Tensegrity model has implications for understanding how injuries in one part of the body can affect distant areas, and it underscores the importance of a holistic approach to health and sensory movement practices.
Experience up to a 350% improvement in Feeling, Moving, and Performing Better with us.
Founder and Performance Specialist (aka Starstuff & Human Being)
“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Corey Jung is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a retired tactical athlete. Shaped by a past marked with adversity, including childhood trauma, Corey honed a heightened sense of vigilance and an uncanny attunement to danger. Motivated by a deep-rooted desire to “set things right,” Corey was naturally drawn to serving in the role of a U.S. Marine and later a career as a first responder, where he has navigated numerous critical incidents. Through these experiences, Corey has cultivated an in-depth understanding of human trauma and its many manifestations. He is exceptionally skilled in both self-regulation and co-regulation techniques, designed to manage emotional overwhelm effectively.
In pursuit of well-being, integration of trauma, and resilience, Corey has deeply engaged in the fundamental principles of Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition, and Movement. His continuous learning is enriched by active mentorships with world-renowned experts in these fields.
Today, Corey dedicates his unwavering commitment to excellence to Human Performance Optimization. He focuses on enhancing both the physical and emotional well-being of a broad spectrum of individuals—from teenagers to elite athletes and seniors. His expertise in locomotion, resilience, and longevity allows him to cater to a wide range of activities, from daily life to special operations.
In addition to his core mission, Corey serves as an advisor to the Marine Raider Foundation, aiding veterans connected with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). He is also aligned with the U.S. Forest Service and has formed a partnership with the Heroes’ Movement organization. Remarkably, Corey holds the distinction of being a certified Type 2 Wildland Firefighter, and has made a groundbreaking contribution as the first-ever Technical Advisor and Human Performance Specialist to Wildland Firefighters in the history of the U.S. Forest Service.
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