Beginner Flow to kick off the day! People ask me, how do I start? Tag your buddy, try this flow together... and more to come with my FREE 1-week #strengthandflowchallenge which starts tomorrow! I'm sooo excited to share with you on getting connected to our bodies! . . Elbow crawls. Lift opposite limbs together and land together. Imagine balancing a tray of your favorite beverage on your back to stay level through the movement. . . Frog hop to deep squat-return to elbow crawl. Shoulders over elbows then Stacy over palms. Elbows and knees lift and land softly in synch. . . #StrengthAndFlowChallenge starts tomorrow Sunday! Tag your buddies to join you! 😉 . . I will NOT be posting my full Challenge on Instagram because I'm giving you longer videos with more explanation 🤗 to guide you through the flows! I'll be sending full length videos to my subscribers. . . Opt in by CLICKING LINK IN @venus2bfab BIO! . . Chance to win awesome PRIZES & learn how to flow! Use the #strengthandflowchallenge Hashtag & also Tag me @venus2bfab As you post your videos. Watching your own flow videos teaches you so much so it's a great tool for individual feedback & being able to be your own honest coach... plus I want you guys to build confidence by being bold and posting your flows. And I'm not gonna lie, it gives me great joy to watch you all have some flow playtime. This is a NO JUDGEMENT ZONE! Everyone gets to play! 💗💗💗💗💗 . . Yes beginners can participate! So can advanced! We can make a simple exercise hard & a hard exercise easy... ITS ABOUT MINDFULNESS IN MOVEMENT. . . My #strengthandflowchallenge is #bodyweight exercises combining strength, mobility, coordination, breathwork, and cardio... All the things that the body craves! It progresses through the week to lead up to a final grand flow! . . Cant wait to see your posts! Love n hugs n high-5's!! #venusfit #strengthandflowchallenge
When you first hear about Animal Flow, you can't help but wonder what on earth those words could possibly mean. Despite its odd-sounding name, Animal Flow is a highly effective bodyweight workout that can best be described as a combination of yoga, gymnastic, calisthenics, and breakdancing.
Venus Lau — Animal Flow expert, certified trainer, and yoga teacher — knows firsthand how Animal Flow can change your body. She has been incorporating this workout into her clients' programs for years, and she's seen tremendous results. We asked Venus why Animal Flow is great for weight loss, and she gave us the inside scoop.
"The body and the brain act as one, and a lot of times in traditional fitness, people are trying to isolate things — arms, booty, abs, etc.," she told POPSUGAR. "Why not do a system that uses it all? Weight loss will be a byproduct. You're going to lose weight, you're going to have flat abs, your ass is going to look great, you're going to have amazing arms — because everything is finally moving together in one unit."
She explained that moving the body is "like music — we all know when music is off, when there's a beat that's off." So when it comes to fitness, movements like Animal Flow allow you to "learn and become more efficient." As a result, Venus said, "Everything leans out. There is so much blood flow going to all areas of the body; nothing is getting missed. No tissue, no muscle, no joints — nothing gets left behind, including the brain and breath." You're literally using every inch of your body to move around, so you'll also end up burning more calories than if you were doing isolated exercises.
If you need some inspiration on how to start your own practice of Animal Flow, check out and sign up for Venus' comprehensive Strength and Flow program. Use the code POPSUGAR15 for an exclusive 15 percent off! You can also visit her Instagram page, which is full of ideas and workouts! Additionally, follow the creator of Animal Flow, Mike Fitch, as well as the official Animal Flow Instagram page. Happy flowing!