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FlowLIFT is the Ultimate Pilates Yoga Fusion Workout
- May 16, 2019
- Posted by: Amanda FlowLiftFit
- Category: flowlift news
We are lucky to be living in a time where people from all sorts of movement backgrounds are creating their own methods of exercise. Yoga with weights has become ubiquitous at yoga studios and fitness gyms. There are also quite a few versions of pilates yoga fusion classes. With all of the different trainings available, people are able to combine what they’ve learned from different methods and spin their own creations. This freedom in the fitness and yoga industries was the perfect launching pad for Carolina and Amanda to create FlowLIFT.
FlowLIFT was born from a desire to save time and cut out other workouts outside of yoga. Amanda was going to Pilates two to three times a week and loving the results. Her lower back pain that consistently flared up for several years suddenly was gone. She was waking up and feeling muscles she didn’t even know she had. Carolina went to her trainer every week for weight training and cardio. Long time devotees of vinyasa yoga, they both realized they needed to amp up their physical activity beyond the daily down-dogs. When they created FlowLIFT, they knew they wanted to include the combination of cardio and weights. They also wanted to take some of the key benefits from pilates to create the perfect pilates yoga fusion.
FlowLIFT is Much More Than Pilates Yoga Fusion
The floor moves and the ankle weights in FlowLIFT are what sets it apart from other sculpt or pilates yoga fusion classes. The floor moves are executed from a variety of positions and require deep core control. Every movement requires full body integration of the trunk and the limbs. There are several groups of muscles concentrically and eccentrically contracting all at the same time. This symphony of action helps to create the long, lean and functional muscles that you see in the FlowLIFT physique.
Practice this FlowLIFT floor move a few times. We call this one Super Crab. Once you’re able to move through it fluidly, feel how you are using not only your core but your whole entire body. Try to land softly on the ground and float effortlessly away from the ground. The lighter you feel doing the move, the more integrated and effective it is.
- From all fours, lift the right arm and kick the right leg forward.
- Float back into a pinwheel seated position.
- Lift to a one-armed crab.
- Release back to the pinwheel seated position.
- Lift again to the one handed front kick.
- Flow through Super Crab 15 times on the right side and then repeat on the left side.
Want to try more moves like this? Our monthly membership gives you access to four full length FlowLIFT classes per month with a new class every Monday.