Animal Flow Workout
Unleash Your Inner Beast
by guest blogger & animal flow teacher Kaman Ryan
Animal Flow is at the top of everyone’s list for great new workouts that can be done anywhere, anytime.
Animal Flow is an innovative bodyweight movement class that combines ground-based movement with elements of various body-weight training disciplines to create a fun, challenging workout that emphasizes multi-planar, fluid movement. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels will find significant benefits from the practice.
All animal movements place the body in a “four pillar” position, meaning your hands and feet are touching the floor. By using animal forms for exercise you will be experiencing Animal Flow’s unique multi-planar technique. Exercise becomes more fluid rather than compartmentalized.
- Increased mobility
- Fun way to improve your flexibility
- Improved core stability
- More Power & Muscular Endurance
- Improved neuromuscular communication
- New cardio conditioning that is never boring
Each class comprises of 6 components: Wrist Mobilizations; Form Specific Stretches; Activations; Traveling Forms; Switches & Transitions; and the Flows.
Where did the Animal Flow method come from?
Who developed it and why?
Animal Flow was created by Mike Fitch and his personal journey into bodyweight disciplines. Animal Flow is a combination of his experience with gymnastics, Parkour, hand balancing, circus arts, breakdancing, and traditional progressive body weight training.
While each of the bodyweight disciplines is unique in its own way, they all share common elements. One of these is the concept is “flow” where you seamlessness link the movements together. These movements are powerful for improving the function of the human body.
So who can do Animal Flow?
Animal Flow is for everyone. No matter your age, fitness level, you will notice a change in the way you move.
Of course if you have an injury or recovering from a medical condition, you should consult your physician to get the green light.
Animal Flow has been featured and covered by media all over the world, from IDEA Fitness Conference, Wellfest.ie, The Independent, ECA World Fitness Conference, CBS New York, LA Times, The Doctors, and Mens Health.
About the Author
As a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Pre and Post-natal Strength Coach, Animal Flow Instructor (L1 & L2), and Holistic Health Counselor. Kaman’s unique blend of expertise, personal experience and passion has helped hundreds of her clients achieve healthier, more fulfilling lives. Kaman has worked with clients in some of the most world’s leading health clubs, including Sports Club LA (New York).
Come along to Kaman's next ANIMAL FLOW Workshop in Yoga Dublin