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Because everyone needs healthy, pain-free shoulders
From swimming or basketball to chin-ups and handstands, being able to move your shoulders freely is a key part of staying active and pain-free, and doing what you love. Here are four movements that can help.
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How Animal Flow gave me the confidence to challenge myself creatively
Being physically creative helps us to become flexible and brave in everyday life. Sara Bigatti tells us how her movement practice led her to a creative project that encouraged her to grow more than she ever imagined possible.
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Building resilience and reducing injury through movement
In grappling sports, any modality that gets introduced into an athlete’s program has to be effective and efficient. The versatility of Animal Flow makes it an ideal choice for the development of any fighter.
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Study highlights positive impact on balance, mobility, power and motivation
Master Instructor Eve Kabanova is one of only a handful of researchers around the world to study quadrupedal movement, with her recent work specifically focusing on Animal Flow. Here’s what she discovered.
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Developing a well-rounded training plan without sacrifice

If you’re not training for the Olympics or to be competitive at an elite level, then you can likely swap a pursuit of perfection with a focus on well-rounded participation. UK Master Instructor Rich Scrivener shows us how.

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Improve your climbing performance by training on the floor

The best climbers in the world have superior postural control, grip strength, energy efficiency, and power. With modern-day climbing requiring ever-increasing levels of all this and more, ground-based movement is the perfect training partner.

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Making mistakes in movement–and life–is the cornerstone of progress

The idea of failing or making mistakes can sometimes be enough to stop us from ever trying. Master Instructor Alisha Smith looks at the value of choosing participation over perfection, and giving things your best shot.

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Community Wisdom

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How a pandemic-era get-together created life-long friendships

If you’re looking for a fitness community where you’ll be welcomed with open arms, helped with accountability, and celebrated for successes, then Animal Flow could be for you. David Scotland shares his experience.

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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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