We are a small independent press, focused on issues related to movement       and our human connection to the world.



Propriometrics Press is a small but mighty press located in Washington State. We published our first title, biomechanist Katy Bowman’s Alignment Matters, in 2013. Since then, our books, like Bowman’s Move Your DNA and Dynamic Aging, have become bestsellers and award-winners, been translated into 12 languages (and counting!), and have brought radical concepts like furniture-free living and body-part sedentarism into mainstream media.

Other titles include the award-winning Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well by Roland and Galina Denzel, Entropy Academy by Alison Bernhoft, and Dawn Again and its young adult adaptation Wolf Girl by Doniga Markegard. Click here to see our full catalog, and here to learn more about our authors.

Propriometrics Press uses small, independent providers whenever we can. Our books are distributed to the trade by Cardinal Publishers Group. All our books are printed in the USA, on recycled paper whenever possible.


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In the fourth grade, Bowman crushed Ms. Franich’s summer reading contest by submitting over 800 pages read (a tiny construction paper book was given for every 25 pages). She ceremoniously stapled each “25 pages” book next to her name, creating a line that (obnoxiously, to many) went off of the bulletin board and trailed down toward the floor.

To this day, she needs spellchecker for words like bulletin, but adores books, especially books by people with brilliant, convention-defying ideas that inspire her to evolve.



Penelope is an editor living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Having worked for over a dozen years in book publishing, she is passionate about making text of all kinds excellent, and she is particularly delighted to be working with Propriometrics Press on books with radical and transformative messages for our minds, bodies, and communities. She is homeschooling her two young children, and she divides her time between the laptop, the banjo, the woods, and the ocean.

Roland Denzel grew up in California, but now lives in Colorado with his wife and co-author, Galina, where he’s experiencing living with snow for the first time in his life. Roland grew up overweight and sedentary, and didn’t get the health and movement bug until he was 35. Now he’s so passionate about wellness that he writes, coaches, and helps others to get as healthy as they want to be, too. Roland loves cooking, collecting weird things found on his walks, and writing urban fantasy novels. Still, he’s so passionate about the movement lifestyle that even his vampire protagonist wears minimal shoes. When she wears them at all.


Zsofi Koller is a web and print designer living in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She is particularly fond of moving her body, reading, and designing beautiful things–so getting to create the designs for a small press with the mission of Propriometrics Press is a dream come true. On a given day you can find Zsofi getting schooled by her twin daughters, walking her hyperactive young dog by the ocean, and dancing to Daft Punk at her standing desk.

Michael got his start in the book business in high school boxing up returns at the Tattered Cover Bookstore, and has been happily ensnared by the industry ever since: 35 years as a bookseller, magazine editor, and publisher. He loves composting, playing the piano, scuba diving, and hiking in the mud in five-finger shoes; and lives with his wife and two dogs in Bellingham, WA.