Equinox’s new Animal Flow class blends dynamic bodyweight movement—in other words, no equipment required—with modern athletic training to sculpt your whole body in an entirely fresh, new way. Think cross training goes primal. “After a lifetime of lifting weights and 12 years in the fitness industry, I had a ton of muscle but lacked the ability to move,” says Animal Flow creator Mike Fitch. “I completely switched to bodyweight-only disciplines and discovered the true meaning of movement and its link to the longevity of our bodies. The end result, Animal Flow, is a program that works the entire body, increasing flexibility, stability, strength and endurance—and most importantly, it’s fun!”
Curious? We thought so. Take a look at these animal-inspired moves. Just be sure to do a five-minute warm-up before test driving them to mobilize the wrists as well as the shoulders, spine, hips and knees.