Review of FlowFit: Burn Fat, Build Muscle, Gain Flow

FlowFit is one of the best-selling follow-along fat loss workout routine DVD’s available on the internet, and there’s a good reason why…

FlowFitIt’s because thousands of men and women of all ages are burning off bodyfat, and getting in the best shape of their lives using this home exercise DVD. The best part is that they’re doing it without special equipment, simply by using the proven, scientifically-accurate and common-sense exercises and programs found inside this incredible home exercise DVD program.

Here is a short clip of me performing a flow chain from FlowFit:

Scott Sonnon, a world-renowned health expert, strength and conditioning coach, and Master of Sport in SOMBO, has not just pumped out another fat loss home workout DVD in an already saturated
market. Sonnon’s FlowFit can be described as the DIY Fat Loss and Conditioning Bible. I have practiced strength training with a lot of programs, and this one is a true gem that has left a lasting impression. It is one of the most complete and detailed exercise instructional DVD’s for fat loss that you will ever watch and learn from. So, what makes it different from the hordes of other fat loss DVD programs out there?

Sonnon starts with a brief, but very enlightening discussion about why the FlowFit program has been designed so specifically to cater to fat loss goals. He doesn’t waste any time here, and spells out exactly how anyone practicing it can maximize their sessions. Then, he goes on to show you exactly how to do it.

There are a total of 28 exercises that are split into 7 exercise families, so you will learn a lot of new exercises, probably most of which you have never even seen before. The way it works is that each exercise family has four levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and mastery level exercises. Sonnon gives you detailed instructions and demonstrations of each exercise. This is the bulk of the DVD time – instruction, which is super-important to make sure you are 100% comfortable doing the exercises, and that you know your technique is excellent.

These exercises are then chained together to create Flows, one of the most valuable techniques you will learn from this home workout DVD. Creating flows by chaining together different exercises causes a completely new and advanced training effect, which will result in more muscular recruitment and will stimulate your metabolism into fat burning mode to an even greater extent.

By practicing this program, you will learn more than any strength training or fat loss book could teach you about training for fat loss. The wisdom comes with the experience.

When I first began with FlowFit, I was astounded at the new found strength I acquired from moving through what Sonnon refers to as the Six Degrees of Freedom (all the different ways the body can move in space). I was actually most impressed with the core strength that I built up using this program. Not only were my abs the strongest they had ever been, I could effectively translate force from my legs, through my core, and into my arms – which is exactly what the core muscles are really for.

Squatting, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting – it’s all in there, and all of the guesswork has been taken out of it. You just simply have to follow along with the DVD. Eventually, you will memorize the routine and be able to practice FlowFit anywhere. It is a completely bodyweight-only program, and the only tool you will need is a “prop” such as a chair or bench to lean on for some of the exercises.

You may be wondering if this is a strength training program, a fat loss conditioning program, or a bodyweight training program. The truth is that it is all of these combined into one system. Sonnon explains that the program can be used for fat loss, building muscle, or improving your conditioning simply by manipulating some of the training variables (which he teaches you how to do).

This individualized approach is perfect because each of us has unique personal goals.

One of the most powerful additions in this DVD is when Sonnon explains the Neuro-Immuno-Endocrine Response (NIER). During this explanation, you will learn what is probably the ultimate secret to burning fat and getting in shape during your strength training sessions… and it has nothing to do with diets, supplements or sets and reps.

It’s about timing your sessions to coincide with your physiological response to training and maximizing the time that is optimal for burning fat.

If there is any drawback to FlowFit, it’s that it contains so much scientific research that Sonnon has to be a little bit vague about the reasons for the NIE Response. Some people may say that the FlowFit program is too simple to be effective, but those people are likely to never try the program out for themselves. Rest assured that your results will speak for themselves and that there is nothing mystical or enchanted about FlowFit – it’s just simple techniques blended with modern science and research.

Who will benefit most from FlowFit?

In the broadest sense, anyone and everyone who needs to lose weight and improve their conditioning will benefit from FlowFit. Men and women, young and old, athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, and especially motivated individuals and avid trainees will love this DVD. Although it was created by a martial artist, this DVD is certainly NOT just for fighters.

In terms of DVD quality and design, FlowFit is a clean and professionally formatted DVD program. There are good menu features that make it convenient to find each exercise demonstration and each flow chain easily.

Initially, some people thought that FlowFit was priced a little on the high side because $39 might seem like a fair chunk of money for one DVD. However, after they saw how effective this program is, they said it was not only worth the $39, but many times that amount.

As with any how-to publication, you’re not really paying for the materials used to compile the document, but for what the information can do for you. Clearly, this DVD has changed many lives and the hundreds of testimonials and success stories found on the FlowFit website are proof of that (I recommend you take a look at that
“testimonials” page on the FlowFit website.

The Bottom line?

Anyone looking for an easy and traditional strength training program should probably not invest in FlowFit. This is not a general strength training program that you can use free weights or
machines with. However, if you’re looking for something a little bit different, something that teaches exercises you have probably never seen before, that you can do right in your living room, and something that will help you burn fat and build muscle at the same time, then click here to learn more about Scott Sonnon’s FlowFit DVD Program.

To your health and success,


7 Responses

  1. john janial


    Just found your blog on Technorati & Digg upcomming news feeds and read a few of your other posts.
    ISeems good contents,Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.


  2. Hi John

    Thanks for your advice. I haven’t heard of FlowFit before, but I will definitely be checking it out. It sounds good.


  3. Hi John

    Really interesting post.

    Not heard of FlowFit before, but I’m going to take a look. I like to keep changing my workouts, keep the body guessing, this looks to fit the bill.

  4. Just started with Flow Fit, it’s amazing i’m just three days into it and already see the potential there.

  5. Hi John

    Any advice on how often, how long and how many times? To used to the number of sets way of training hence a bit confused.

    Thanks in advance

    • It depends. But generally speaking, most people should perform the workout 2-3 times per week on non-consecutive days, for about 10-20 minutes at a time – trying to work up to performing one round/circuit per minute.

  6. Thanks for your help John

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