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Why successful people focus on outcomes and obstacles
The first step to achieving your goals is getting clear on what’s important and why, but intent alone isn’t enough to make your wish a reality. Learning to integrate inevitable obstacles as well as focusing on outcomes is where the magic happens. Here’s how.
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Our first ever L3 workshop was a weekend to remember
Animal Flow’s highly anticipated final certification, L3, launched on November 20, 2021 to rave reviews. We talked with program creator, Mike Fitch, and attending Flowists about what made the experience so memorable.
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The origin and expansion of a global movement dialect
If you’re new to AF, it can often feel as if you’re learning a new movement program and a new language at the same time. That’s because you are! Program creator, Mike Fitch, shares the origin and evolution of the Animal Flow language and explains the framework behind this unique, globally-understood form of communication.
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From little things, big things grow
People from all around the world are drawn to Animal Flow for a diverse range of reasons–from its aesthetic appeal to the promise of better mobility, and more. While the entry points may differ, one thing remains the same: Animal Flow continues to reveal a host of unexpected gains beyond the purely physical.
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A contemporary approach to a traditional gym favorite

It’s the exercise that fitness fanatics around the world rate or hate. No matter which of the two camps you fall into, there’s no denying that the burpee is here to stay. We took one of the fitness industry’s oldest and most practiced bodyweight exercises and gave it a makeover–Animal Flow style.

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Turning intimidation into motivation

Getting started with something new can sometimes feel daunting. Yet with some forward planning and encouragement, beginning an Animal Flow practice doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here are the top five things you need to know.

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Get down on the ground to be stronger on your feet

A powerful punch comes from the ground up. Whether you’re boxing for improved fitness or as a competitive sport, Animal Flow is a potent tool for building a foundation that packs a punch.

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Community Wisdom

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How exercising in nature enhances your health and happiness

Taking your physical activity outdoors is not only free and convenient, it’s also loaded with scientifically-proven benefits for your mind and body. Here’s what you need to know about taking your Animal Flow practice outside.

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Seeking curiosity, not suffering, as a source of physical inspiration

What is an Animal Flow ‘Jam’? Will I be good enough? Will I be able to keep up? Master Instructor Madeline Berky breaks down her first Jam experience and discovers that what happens at the intersection of fun and challenge yields more than just a sweaty body.

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Displaying community and commitment through body art

Getting anything inked permanently onto your body is not only a statement, it’s a commitment. We talked to Flowists from around the world to find out the inspiration and meanings behind their Animal Flow tattoos.

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