Equinox Inspired Workout

Dec 30, 2012 by



Hello My Lovies!

Happy New Year! May the year 2013 bring you even more Love, Positivity, Happiness and Fitness into your life!!! This has been an amazing year for me, I’ve met all of you guys and this makes me so happy. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful year with me, for doing my workouts, for supporting me every day and for all of your kindness and positivity. I am a truly lucky person to know all of you – thank you my Lovies!!!

Today I have a very interesting Upper Body Workout for you, it was inspired by the Equinox Animal Flow Video, I will attach the video below. I absolutely love all the videos by the Equinox Channel because they are so creative, beautiful and the production is amazing.

For everyone who is new to Loving Fit I recommend to check out ” Creating Your Workout Plan ” post. There you will be able to see how I put together my routines, and you can find something for your own fitness level. My philosophy is: Form is always more important than speed, so WATCH YOUR FORM!

Things to remember before, during and after your workout

  1. Warm-Up
  2. Always Practice Good Form
  3. Stretch



Workout Explanations


All I was using in this workout is my Gymboss timer and a Pull-Up bar. This routine is broken down into 2 parts, each part has 2 exercises. First exercise is done for reps and proper form ( not time ) and second exercise is done with an interval of 45 seconds.

Part 1

Complete 5 rounds of the following:

  • Equinox inspired Shoulder Press – 6 reps per side
  • Equinox Jump – 45 sec


Part 2

Complete 5 rounds of the following:

  • Squat To Pull-Up Knee Up – 10 reps
  • Handstand Knee Pull – 45 seconds


Make sure you watch the Workout Recap Part of the video for the proper explanation of each exercise.


My Scores:

Part 1 Second Exercise – 12, 11, 8, 9, 11

Part 2 Second Exercise – 15, 14, 14, 14, 16


Have fun training my sweeties and Have A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR CELEBRATION!



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Here is the Video that I was talking about, it’s called ” Animal Flow ”



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  • Diana

    WOW! That Equinox video is simply awesome! πŸ™‚ I think I am gonna try that workout today… πŸ˜€

    • I know ha!!! He has other ones that are just amazing!

      • Diana

        Yeah, I already checked the yoga videos from them. πŸ™‚ Also, there is one video where the guy does really crazy exercises then he goes to work(?). It is also great! πŸ™‚

  • tee_w

    Whoa, very simple but very tough! Ha ha maybe I’ll be up to doing this one in about a year! Lol a leeeetle to shoulder intensive for me.
    Nice to hear Miguel, happy new year to both of you! πŸ™‚ Always wondered if you understood each others language, can you, or just some?

    I’ve been lurking in your archives lately! πŸ™‚

    • He He He :)))

      We both understand each other’s language somewhat, I understand about 70%, he also understands Russian because he always worked with a lot of Russian people. He understands more than he admits, I think because he likes when Russian guys talk openly around him in the dressing room. When he first met me I still had a very thick Russian accent and most of his friends never understood what I was saying.

      • I admire your English, itΒ΄s so fluent, hardly no accent. I could never tell youΒ΄re Russian if I didnΒ΄t already know that. I also like to pay attention to my pronouncing if IΒ΄m speaking English. I wonder has the mysterios camera guy ( heΒ΄s invisible superhero, right?) ever shown himself front of the camera… =D

        The w/o looks tough; I love that you are so creative. I donΒ΄t have a pullup-bar so I donΒ΄t know how to replace the exercise. Me and doors donΒ΄t get along… =D

        Happy, happy New Year, Tatianna and Miguel and all of you awesome people around here!

      • tee_w

        I think its so funny that you hardly have an accent, just an unusual way of saying certain words! There are many Russian people who live in my town with russian accent (funny part is I bet a lot of them only know the odd word of russian) most of them born & raised here, and you from russia with no accent!

  • Moon-se .

    OMG!! this workout is so awesome and creative!! I’m gonna do this today =) Happy New Year!! Feliz aΓ±o nuevo!! =)

  • OMG! That workout looks awesome and that vid you posted too!

    • Thank you gir πŸ™‚

      I love the Equinox channel, all of their videos are filmed very artistically. There is one video I forgot the name of it but, the guy who is doing it is gorgeous and he has such an amazing form.

  • ltwin

    Tatianna – Dorogaya,
    spasibo za etot workout, ya budu segodya delat πŸ˜‰
    hotela tebe skazat: SPASIBO, za to 4to ya tebya nashla! etot god ya s toboy trenirowalas i 4ustwuyu sebya super i sili u menya takiye kak nikogda! Spasibo za to 4to ti yest!!!!
    S nastupaeschem tebya i twoego muga!
    zeluu i obnimau

  • sedindriuke

    so cute that your husband say Hi πŸ™‚ Still shy at the beginning but who is not at the starts πŸ˜€ I remember Tati when I had found you, you were shy and modest in the videos… You know it was strange after following open-porn fitness site… sorry for my expressions.. Now you are so relaxed self confident person in front of camera πŸ™‚ It was at the beginning of 2012, so that’s why my fitness year is the best ’cause it was your ‘fault’ πŸ™‚ Thanks for creativity, professionalis, FORM FORM FORM, discussions, answers, comments, inspirational quotes, recipes/ideas, honesty and modesty, posts before workout explanations, and for being You πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year both of You and thanks for your hard work to make us happy πŸ™‚

    • Yes I remember I was so shy, especially when we first started filming we had to do the retake of my little barely there talk, I was terrified to be in front of the camera, now I feel totally relaxed, I don’t even notice it, I just talk blah blah blah LOL

      Happy New Year!

      • LOL…yes, I notice this too. In early videos you’re still friendly, but also right down to business! Sometimes you don’t even talk–it’s just all workout. Now I think there are so many of us that you know, and you talk to us like a friend on the camera. I love hearing all that you have to share at the beginning–or watch! Like the bunny! Keep it up…can’t wait to try this workout today, and I can’t WAIT to see what this new year brings all of us!!!

  • jt

    … I’ll be back in 4 years to be able to do this workout lol πŸ™‚
    Happy 2013! πŸ™‚

    • Ha Ha Ha, you’re too funny JT πŸ™‚

  • 1Ivana

    Hi there,

    this looks amazing!!!

    I had some fat tissue removed from my arm 8 days ago, nothing serious, it was over in 10 minutes, but I have some stitches and I am not doing any upper body workouts (only abs)…so I am doing Leg slimming workout today…

    Well this year was transitional for me, I started to work for myself,left the job I was doing for 10 years and didn’t see any joy in it any more (although it was a great great decade in my life), and I solve some health “problems” that I had for years..that set me back a little in my workout, because I had to recover..but I am entering the New one totally restored..hahaahhaha..

    And this was the year in which I find you, and you changed my view about workouts..for the better..so thank you!!

    Have a great night tomorrow, and all the best in 2013.

    KISSES TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!

    • taltul73

      feel better. happy new year.

      • 1Ivana

        it is actually great, no pain, nothing, just have to be careful..thanks anyway

    • Yes I think this was a very transformational year for everyone, I am so happy that you left the job you didn’t like, in this life we are meant to do what we love that gives us freedom to express our selves.

      Happy New Year girl!

      • 1Ivana

        don’t get me wrong, the job was great but in last 2-3 years I just couldn’t find a joy in it like before..it was like I gave it all, and had nothing left…and when you do what I did it is soooo important that you have that sparkle (in animation you have to be like a clown…)
        thank you Tati…for everything

  • Lili Suke

    Hello Tati. i love the workout..once again, as usual :}the first one reminds me a scorpion, which is my sign, so even more inspiring to try out..
    I wish you and Miguel a very happy new year, and also, thank you for all your effort, workouts, discussions, inspiring words and all you are giving us. you made my year 2012 much more enjoyable with being you and your amazing workouts. I am looking forward to the new challenges πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for your kindness sweetheart πŸ™‚ Have A Happy New Year!

  • taltul73

    live update..lol
    i just finish first part… going to number two… OMG…. my arms are crying… I LOVE IT!!! (maybe something wrong with all of us… loving the pain??)

  • Mary Lou

    I’m starting Fasted State in 15 minutes, I came down with a cough last w/e that knocked me flat for Christmas and messed up my schedule. Can’t wait to do this one as my first one for 2013 on Tuesday! Happy New Year all!

    • Happy New Year Mary Lou πŸ™‚

  • steffi_dk

    That one looks so tough!! Thank god, I did upper body already today:D Maybe next year…donΒ΄t think, that I have enough core strength for this. Happy new year!!!

  • Sweetie I am so happy to be helpful, hugs

    Happy New Year!

  • This looks like fun.I’ll probably end up with whiplash from part 1. I’m doing this in 4 days time, so I have the time to practise.

    I’m extending my gratitude to our lovely couple Tati and Miguel of team LovingFit. Thanks for the hard work in front and behind the camera, the effort is very much appreciated.

    Happy New Year to everyone!

    • Thank you sweetie, I am very grateful to have you as my friend πŸ™‚ Lot’s of hugs !!!

      Happy New Year!

  • Gerri Lee Schafer

    nope, that was me : ))))) glad you found it

    • 1Ivana

      yes it was you, I think I went right away and never regret it…we were pioneers

    • NUN1

      Hi Gerri, am so glad you posted the link when you did. I think that what spiritual leaders call synchronicity was at work for me in the simple act you performed. I wish you transforming opportunities in your own life in 2013.

  • Gerri Lee Schafer

    Happy New Year to you both !!!!! This one looks interesting, but i can see myself in a heap twisted up on the floor for the first part….lol……..for me, simple is best. It will have to wait for better shoulder days for me. Miguel, when do we get to see you doing your thing? I bet you can do a lot of the “bar star” type moves. Take care and we’ll all see each other in the new year πŸ™‚

    • I’m gonna try talking him into showing you some moves, he can do so many crazy things but he is very humble about it.

  • 1Ivana

    well…it wasn’t me but I am sending you a huge kiss instead..:)

  • Hi Tati and Miguel!

    After your post on the FB page I tried some moves from equinox. The fluidity pleases me a lot.

    So thanks a lot for bringing it in your workout . This was amazing for me! As a former gymnast I had some advantage with this workout because of my flexibility.

    I am so glad that i found you 2 months ago; You took my strength to the next level. i adore your aproach and appreciate your spiritual insights and most of all , your kindness and genuinity!


    • Thank you so much for your support Denise, I am also happy that you found me because we are so much alike πŸ™‚

      Happy New Year!!!

      • Haha you take the words right out of my mouth again! You know Tati , Often i didn’t answer the monday mingle questions because; it’s ridiculous;, most of the time I had the same answers as yours.! . So it seemed like copying ; But it feels great as well !!

        Happy new year!

        • So happy we think so alike ))), It’s definitely the law of attraction in the works!

  • katerina_w


    The workout is GREAT!!!
    I managed to do only half of it yesterday because I was very tired but I so much wanted to try at least a little bit, that I had to give it a go.

    I love that you let yourself be inspired by such a fluent natural movement like this one showed in the Equinox video. Pure beauty!

    Thank you!

  • Katerina Gjorgievska

    Hi Tati and Miguel! Happy New Year to you guys! I wish you all the best and I want to thank you for bringing me so much fun and positive energy in the past year. You are truly amazing people and I am so glad I found your site πŸ™‚
    This routine was genius! It was one of the hardest routines I have ever done, but it didn’t feel like torture because it was so much fun. I especially loved the Equinox jump, it made me feel wild πŸ˜‰ I had to modify the first exercise of the second part, and I really watched my form on the handstand knee pull, so I was slower. But still, this routine was a killer and I am so glad I ended this year with it πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful celebration guys πŸ™‚

  • Awesome workout! My time was 19 minutes and 34 seconds! Great challenge and loved the interesting exercises!
    Thanks, Tati for a year of wonderful workouts!
    Happy New Year!

  • Mary Lou

    Tati you are so graceful, fluid and amazingly strong! This workout shows it marvelously, yet it also shows me what a total-4-left-footed-bull-in-a-china-shop-super klutz I am.
    part 1: 13,13,13,13,14
    part 2: 14,15,15,16,16
    None of it too pretty. Wow. Happy New Year folks!

  • KirryKaatje

    I’ve just finished this workout! I have had the stomach flu AND a cold (ppfftt!!) the last 2 weeks, so I did 3 rounds instead of 5, because I still felt kinda weak and new years eve also drained a lot of energy. I only did 1 round of pull ups and then continued the other 2 rounds doing reverse push ups, because the pull ups were a bit too much atm.

    I have added some other deltoids exercises after the 3 rounds tho, because I really wanted to do those, like the ‘ rear delt destroyer’- exercise that you’ve linked me to a while back. I also did some external rotator stuff and overhead presses. Finished the workout with crown raises on the ball.

    Anyways! This workout is much tougher than it looks! In round 3, while doing the handstand knee ups; my arms were soooo trembling that I was considering calling my boyfriend to help me down again, since I was standing very close to the wall and I had serious troubles getting back onto my feet again. I was stuck onto the wall! Lmao!! That made me decide to keep it at 3 rounds. πŸ˜›

    Thank you for this workout. I wish you, Miguel and your cutiepetutie pets all the best for 2013, and I’m more than convinced that you will only go up from here. 2013 is going to be your year. <3 Xx

  • Happy New Year everybody!

    Cool Workout! IΒ΄ll try it soon. The Equinox video is amazing I saw it on your facebook page! You also learn this stuff in “MoveNature” ,”Stevemaxwell-Fundamental of Human Beings” and Capoeira Classes πŸ˜‰

    Big hug to you, Tatianna. Perhaps one day we will workout together in the woods anywhere this beautiful planet πŸ˜‰

    Regards, Carol

  • Jennifer

    Happy New Year, Tati and Miguel! I just finished this one as my first workout of 2013 and it was AMAZING! (It also helps that I actually got it written out and done before 930am!) It feels amazing to not only have it done this early in the day, but to barely be able to control my arms right now! The only modification I made was with the handstand knee pull – I couldn’t go all the way to the wall, but I went as far as I could, and then inched out a bit at times. Just want to say thanks for all that you do, and for bringing such a positive influence into my life. =) You guys are awesome <3

  • Wow!!! That was a great workout, but it really didn’t feel like one! It felt like a movement or acrobatics class, LOL! The second part especially was very difficult, especially those handstand things–my gosh! My triceps were burning! I timed the whole thing as a reference–took 32 min. Then I did 5th Element Abs, which always makes me feel badass. πŸ™‚ Love the new logo!

  • My moves were not graceful at all…happy to have done this, but it’s not going to be a favorite.

    For warm up I jogged up/down 19 stairs 24 times. Dynamic stretched for 5 mins.

  • Annebel Wind

    Hi Tati, Nice workout.. I did make some changes.. I do not have a lot of space.. So for the first part the second exercise I just did the beginnersvariation.. I didn’t know what else to do.. For the second round.. i changed the reps for the pull up,knee ups to 8 after the first round. And instead of the handstand knee pull I did one leg squat pulses for the first 4 rounds and the last round low jacks.. I wanted to target my leg muscles to.. Because I have lost about 6 cm each leg because of the flue.. So am a bit skinny at the moment.. Loved the workout.. !

  • ? FitLover ? Beth ?

    OK Guys now I’ve got a conffesion to make..

    I was LOVING the WO (& especially the Equinox Jump) but for some reason, it always happens to me to kinda “stretch out” my workout & struggling through it for too long. It took me 2 HOURS to complete this WO. well that’s including an added cardio session but still, Working out has recently Grabbed too much of my time. most cases it’s even worst.. (around 2-3hours usually..)

    For the most part, I try to EARN all-to-most fo my carbs (only eat them post-WO)- which means no pre-WO fruits/starches for me. that’s b/c I know eating sugars & starches would block Fat burning during the WO.. but maybe that is what blocks my progress? maybe I should prefer feeling more energized during the WO then burning fat? I am getting much more flexible during my 2-week Bulking phase (which ends up in about 2 days), I do eat a lot more carbs but don’t really know if ther’e should ALWAYS be neccessary in the pre-WO meal.

    I can tell from some experience, as I’m having my weekly Cheat-Day (or as I like to call it: Re-Feed) on Saturday, I noticed that having that small carb-protein pre-WO meal had even made me more TIRED, which I now suppose was related to my Glycogen-stores abundance lol πŸ™‚
    So now as I look back, I see that there would be future cases in which I’ll have to take that into consideration before having my pre-WO meal. (I do need to have some protein before any of my WOs ’cause I’m trying to no longer separate Strength from Cardio)

    What are your thoughs on this guys?

    Do you ever consider

    • Wow Beth I like the new Fit Lover :)))

      2 hours of working out that’s ways too long. What exactly are your goals? How long have you been trying to reach them? How do you train daily ( break it down in details ) and how many days a week?

  • I just did it at the gym. My time was 25 minutes and for part2 only beginner’s exercises. I ended with 9 treadmill sprints. I finished with a great sweat.
    Thank you for a great and unique workout!

  • JoRocka

    Bodyrock has really fallen off the track- so much advertising and crap. I love that you have stayed true to you and what you do- focusing on the working out and just being genuine. I love it. I love doing your work outs- and I love sharing them!!! thanks so much!

  • Kane

    What a deceptively tough workout! So fun. And Miguel’s new camera angles are really helpful in showing the exercises. Great work by everyone. Happy new year, Tati!

  • Hello!!!!!! today i did only the second part of this workout cuz i didnt have much time and i did it in a park which had pull up barsss yay! i did more rounds but in some i did less pull ups cuz my arms failed to lift me up.

    squat to pull up knee up – 10 reps – 10 reps – 10 reps – 6 reps – 10 reps – 4 reps – 4 reps – 4 reps – 3 reps
    Handstand knee pull (i did it against a tree πŸ˜€ ) 45 sec: 20-22-22-24-28-30-35-36-30

    i did 9 rounds but i forgot to write down my time, it was between 20-25 min.

    on friday or sunday ill do the first part which looks like its gonna be a fave cuz i love pike presses and those animal jumps πŸ˜€ .


  • I forgot to post that last saturday i did the second part of this workout, for 10 rounds.
    it took me 32:25 and i REAAAAAALLy enjoyed it, this is one of my fave type of workouts, i love working my upper body. The day after my biceps were really sore and 2 days after my shoulders were burning! today i feel okay ;D

    oh and during the equinox jumps i was able to do:
    11 – 11- 11-11-10-11-10-10-10-10

    i did 5 sets and then 5 more sets with 1 min rest in between.


  • oberlee

    This workout is amazing!!! I did it again tonight! Sooooo great! πŸ™‚ Took 32 min in all.

  • I’m okay with this routine than I did the first time. I’m still not graceful in some of the moves.

    Warm up: 10 minutes

    Part 1: No modification…total time for both exercises 13:31 to complete 5 rounds.
    * 2nd exercise: 8-7-8-8-7

    Part 2: Modified the first exercise, I did 5 reps squat to pull-up knee up and 5 reps of squat to chin-up knee up. Total time for both exercises 19:52 to complete 5 rounds.
    * 2nd exercise: 19-19-16-16-12.

    I did 6 minutes abs workout right afterwards.

    Finisher: 15 sec / 15 sec for 10 rounds.
    – my way wall supported hand stand 15 sec.
    – Rest 15 sec.

    Cool down and stretching for 10 minutes.

    • I did this again this morning…now for sure this is the one routine on this site that I dislike.
      Warm up: Basic warm up routine.
      Part 1. Total time is 16:55
      Part 2: did as 5 months ago…total time 18:11
      Took 5 minutes break, then I did a modified version of Fitness nymph.
      Cool down and stretching 15 minutes.

  • Kane

    This is the workout I always do first after coming out of the 1-week rest periods Tati prescribes between 6-week training cycles. The bodyweight-only and flowing (in intention, anyway!) nature of the workout make it good for warming up one’s body after inactivity. The workout is always harder than it looks. For extra burn this time, I did 8 reps/side in the first part and 12 wide-grip squat to pull-up/knee-ups in the second part. This is one of my all-time favorite LovingFit workouts, and I recommend it to anyone as a good introduction to what LovingFit is about.

  • Michelle_G

    wow that was so much fun!!! Cant believe I haven’t done this workout before!! I loved it – very challenging but super fun!

    Part 1: total time: 15:12 with reps 12/11/12/11/11
    part 2: total time: 18:10 with reps 15/16/16/16/16 — i had to switch up my grips – most were neutral position.

    I added on 10:40 (rest: work) x 7 rounds of abs to finish off

    GREAT WORKOUT!!! One of my new favorites πŸ™‚