Animal Flow – Personal Trainer Bath

I first found Animal Flow when I got bored of weight training and wanted to have a bit more fun with my training. Along with Gold Model Bodies, Animal Flow introduced me to the idea that fitness can be focused on play and movement, not muscle building or weight loss. In other words, a soft focus on what all bodies were meant to do, and not on how some bodies were meant to look!

I’ve included videos of some of the exercises included in the Animal Flow system. If you’d like to get a good feel of Animal Flow, skip straight to the videos. If you’re not sure why you would want to even include it, then read on!

But why should you care?

The movements included in Animal Flow and other movement based systems are there to challenge your strength at your extremities. They teach you to move your own body rather than moving an external load.

3 Reasons to Do Animal Flow

It’s Just So Much Fun

Sometimes, just moving for the sake of it is great. All animals play to learn skills, engage their mind and their bodies. And as kids this is what we live for every day. Then we grow up, but also grow sad, stressed, inactive and unhealthy. Sounds dramatic, but play has been scientifically proven to significantly affect our happiness, mood and health! Don’t believe me, check out the articles below!

Making fitness fun is half the battle in making it a habit. You’ll actually choose to do it, rather than feeling bad for not doing.

More articles on play! ⬇️

Aging Gracefully

Animal Flow is great for people who want stay active and physically resilient as they get older, without being too strenuous. Think of it as dynamic Pilates!

With a lot of people, movement deteriorates rapidly because we move less and less. We do lose muscle naturally as we get older, which can affect our movement. But daily movement and mobility can really improve the lives off anyone advancing in age, or even those youths staring at their phones all day!

Rehab/Pre-hab Mobility Work

By taking your body to the limits of movement, and asking it to apply strength and control there, you can make sure you’re re-gaining/maintaining optimal movement. This is because your body gets better at coordinating your limbs, addressing muscle imbalances and working through larger ranges of movement with control with movement systems like Animal Flow.

Dingis Fitness Doing Animal Flow

The movements are below deceptively hard, but should give you a taste of Animal Flow. I’ve also included a video by the Creator, Mike Fitch, doing a beautiful flow. It’s a must see!

Beast Crawls (with a dumbbell on my back!)

Side Kick-through

Very Simple Animal Flow

Beautiful Animal Flow Sequence

Would you like to train with Dingis Fitness, learning how to move better?

Or just learn some of the moves you’ve seen in the videos above?

Contact us for a free Animal Flow Taster Session!

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My name is Malachi and I run a fitness business called Dingis Fitness. This is the first of many articles in my mission to help those new to fitness find their feet on their exercise adventure.

Stereotypical Fitness Shot. Crossed arms and cheesy smile. Check!

Stereotypical Fitness Shot. Crossed arms and cheesy smile. Check!

I’m here to make fitness fun and accessible as possible. I’ve even been writing an e-book to help ease any apprehensions you may have about going to the gym (but more on that later).

There have been countless times when I have read fitness articles raving about that “one food that’s ruining your health”, or “why you should never eat gluten”. Balderdash I say! I believe that we should eat healthy and exercise, because it allows us to live life to the fullest. However much you want to change your exercise or eating habits, it should be your own decision. You shouldn’t have to be scared or coerced into it.

I’m pretty sure I will be writing simple, actionable posts on nutrition, fitness, and health habits. But what do I know!? I want to help YOU! So if you can check the poll below out and pick which topics you would like to know more about, that’d be swell.

 

Also, check me out on the Dingis Fitness Facebook Page, where I will update you on my fitness projects that will range from attempting to be a fitness model, to trying to learn how to handstand. Check ’em out here!

The Idiot’s Guide to Surviving the Gym

Now my guess is that you have some interest in not only being healthier, but also looking and feeling better, right? But you might be a little anxious about starting to exercise, change your diet or go to the gym. But remember,

If something both excites and scares you, it’s definitely worth doing.

But you didn’t come for motivational quotes and speeches.  They are everywhere on the Internet. You need someone to actually help you make the transition a little bit easier. And that is why I wrote my eBook, The Idiot’s Guide to Surviving the Gym.

The eBook is all about trying to get all the novices that flood the gym in January and February to be still standing by the time summer comes round. I’ll teach you what to eat to maximise results, how to choose the right personal trainer, what type of exercises you should do in the gym and much more!

Below is a little snippet of what is on this awesome eBook.

My 2 biggest tips for surviving the gym?

Make It fun

You would have thought that I might say something about what to do the gym, how to set goals and what not. But unlike an athlete where there fitness is linked to their livelihood, if you don’t find exercising fun and doable, you’re chances of succeeding are quite slim. There are so many things like watching TV and eating junk food that you would rather do.

Sure have a goal. but make sure it is something you’re going enjoy getting there, not just the destination of that journey you choose.

Make It a Habit

Sometimes the gym is not fun. There are other things you would rather do. However, you success is determined by your consistency, not intensity. Willpower is a limited resource we have. The more decision we can make on autopilot, the easier it will be to keep to our fitness goals.

If you would like to know, click here to go into these in a lot more detail in my eBook, which you can download here!

Not everyone who go to the gym in fit…

There will be other struggling, worse off than you, better than , you. That is life. You can be inspired that you’re better than some, and ask for help from those who have done it before. Fitness consultant s at gyms are usually eager to help as the regulars all think they know what they are doing!

But why are you still reading the post. My eBook will give you all this and more!