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The Flowist welcomes five Regional Leaders to our contributor team
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From humble beginnings in Miami, Florida in 2011, the Animal Flow team and community has steadily grown. Since inception, program creator, Mike Fitch, and his business partner and COO, Karen Mahar, have painstakingly selected individuals who they believe exemplify the ethos of Animal Flow.

One such group of people are our Regional Leaders–our team of selected representatives from within our certified instructor community who spread the message of AF throughout the world.

These ambassadors are exceptional fitness professionals in their own right, each of whom has a vast range of skills, experience and expertise to bring to the role.

Earlier this year we invited our team of over 130 Regional Leaders to apply to become selected as one of our inaugural community authors for The Flowist. We were unquestionably impressed by the calibre of submissions and ultimately selected five applicants to write for us in 2022.

Throughout the course of the year, they’ll be working alongside the team at The Flowist to develop, research and write articles across a range of topics. We’re excited to introduce you to our contributors and even more excited to begin sharing their work in the coming weeks and months.

  • Alejandra DĂ­az Mercado
  • Canada
  • Writing about: ‘Holistic human potential’ and ‘The superpower of proprioception’
Alex Diaz Mercado with her book

Alejandra Díaz Mercado is the author of the book “Energy in Motion: How to Unleash Your Mind and Take Action Now.”

Having been in the fitness industry since 2010, she now holds an independent practice as a movement educator working with individual clients and in group settings through seminars and retreats. Her content delivery is unique as she also integrates her experience in hypnotherapy and fascial stretch therapy.

Alejandra, originally from Mexico City, is a Level 2 Animal Flow Instructor and Animal Flow Regional Leader in Burlington, Ontario, Canada where she currently resides.

She loves sushi, cats and talking about aliens.

Follow Alex on Instagram at @alediazme

  • Bryan Wither
  • USA
  • Writing about: ‘Animal Flow and grappling’ and ‘Animal Flow and accessibility’
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Bryan’s journey in Animal Flow started in 2019 when he took a Level 1 workshop in his hometown of Miami, Florida, USA.

He is currently a Regional Leader and Level 2 Certified Instructor, and is working on his Level 3 certification. Besides Animal Flow, Bryan is a NASM certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, Judo black belt and Jiujitsu brown belt.

You can find him helping with workshops, teaching Beginners’ AF, and leading Yoga classes in his home studio, OM Movement in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Follow Bryan on Instagram at @the.lofi.samurai

  • David Scotland
  • UK
  • Writing about: ‘The Animal Flow community’ and ‘Relationship with physical activity’
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Originally from Stirling, David moved to London at the age of 18 to study Dance and Theatre Performance at Bird College. As a performer, he has been lucky enough to perform in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad.

In 2019 David qualified as a Personal Trainer and shortly after as an Animal Flow Instructor. In 2020 he was selected to be a Regional Leader for Animal Flow. He is also a qualified Level 3 Ante/Post-Natal trainer and an FRC Mobility Specialist.

As a writer, David has contributed to Ovation, the company magazine for Ambassador Theatre Group, and acted as a reviewer for londonboxoffice.co.uk.

Follow David on Instagram at @davidrobertscotland

  • Guillaume “Gee” Tual
  • Australia
  • Writing about: ‘Animal Flow for snowsports’ and ‘Neuromuscular activation’
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French-born Guillaume “Gee” Tual, is a Movement Therapist and Animal Flow Regional Leader from the Gold Coast in Australia.
Gee is a former professional basketball player and teacher who specializes in rehabilitation, movement coaching and snow sports conditioning. Gee’s mission is to use a holistic approach to training in order to help his clients move away from pain, while also living and skiing better.

Animal Flow comprises a big part of Gee’s extensive therapy toolbox which also includes a wide range of other methodologies such as Neuromuscular Activation, Barefoot Training, FRC and AiM. When he’s not Flowing, Gee enjoys learning more cool stuff, mentoring other trainers and running workshops.

Follow Gee on Instagram at @peak_movement_aus

  • Sara Bigatti
  • The Netherlands
  • Writing about: ‘Animal Flow and performance’ and ‘Ground-based movement for elite athletes’
Headshot of Sara Bigatti

Sara wants to live in a world filled with books that come packaged with delicious organic dark chocolate and a cup of warm coffee; surrounded by a force field that resists human beings who consciously choose to live unconsciously.

As a movement coach and breathwork facilitator, her main focus is intentional and conscious movement which she accesses through breath.

When she is not teaching, creating courses or organizing events, you can find Sara running, cooking or, guided by the genuine intention of exploring more, asking a hundred questions.

Follow Sara on Instagram at @sara.flowing.wolf

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