Alignment, Strength, and Flexibility System.

Reinforced Motor Function or RMF is a simple-to-understand alignment, strength, and flexibility system developed by Sean McLeod. This system, based in an anatomy-centered methodology, guides the client through a series of exercises with a facilitator who physically manipulates the body and applies resistance to reinforce the clients movement through correct, healthy postures. In this way, RMF develops safe movement habits to improve alignment, arrest injury, and reshape the body. RMF perfectly complements all dance and movement studies, sports, and physical therapy by increasing the clients awareness of physiology and teaching joint-healthy alignment.

RMF is designed to allow any body at any age to achieve maximum flexibility, strength, and athleticism. The system has proven effective in extremely diverse applications, achieving incredible results in clients with mild to chronic scoliosis, knee/ankle injuries, pulled or torn muscles, and hip displacement. It is praised by dancers for noticeably improving range and technique after just one session.

The History of RMF

Sean McLeod initially created the elements of RMF to help quickly rehabilitate him after a devastating knee injury threatened to end his dance and martial arts careers. Reinforced Motor Function is fantastic for anyone that wants to gain strength, flexibility, control, balance, and a sense of their body. In just minutes participants start to feel how their body is working differently. Sean’s extensive study of martial arts, gymnastics, athletics and concert dance ignited this understanding for the possibilities of physical and emotional change.

The body works as a creature of habit, so consistency in using the technique is a key element to success. The system is a hands-on approach to movement support, understanding and process application. RMF helps dancers fully experience a proper motor action or position they are not yet strong enough to achieve on their own. Originally used for concert dancers, RMF turns gravity into a useful partner in achieving fulfilled movement at any age.

The technique quickly grew in its scope to include athletes, and every day health enthusiasts. It can also help advanced individuals reach physical heights they otherwise might have thought unimaginable due to age or physical condition. Reinforced Motor Function ® helps a person experience the correct position and execution of healthy movement in all physical activities. RMF is developed from principles of muscle manipulation and extremity control, not unlike those found in the Martial Arts and self-defense. RMF lets people understand immediately how their body should feel when executing movement correctly. With Reinforced Motor Function ® participants show impressive results immediately.

RMF Around the Globe

New York City
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Toronto
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Italy
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New York Dance Festival 
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Upstate NY
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Virginia
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RMF Workshops: Gain the flexibility and range you have always dreamed of in the healthiest manner! Rehabilitate old injuries and strengthen your body structure to prevent potential future injuries. Learn how to reinforce your clients through RMF Training and Certification. What are you waiting for?Download an RMF package and bring a RMF Certified Personality to you today!


RMF Videos

RMF Globally

American Choreographer and RMF® developer Sean McLeod works with Victoria on a Reinforced Motor Function application exercise while in Barbados with the Sean McLeod Dance Experience- Global Dance Initiative. The initiative is coordinated in Barbados by Jerilee Kellman -NYIDE Caribbean Liaison, McLeod Technique and RMF certified teacher, and director of Pehnyo Productions in Barbados.

Advanced RMF

Sean McLeod - In a private coaching session, Reinforced Motor Function - RMF- developer Sean McLeod works with Lorienne Beals - a Gold Standard Certified McLeod Technique Modern and Reinforced Motor Function Master Teacher.

Science-based System

Reinforced Motor Function is a Science-based system which focuses on how the body is meant to work to achieve the healthiest positions for each participant. Here, Gold-level certified Instructor Lorienne Beals explains the proper alignment for an RMF exercise.