This has been a very busy summer! After wrapping up the video and photo shoots for my apps, I have spent the last few months editing the footage and making sure that our written instructions are accurate. Here’s a sneak peek on where we stand, starting with the “Vitruvian Qi” dynamic warm up and workout app!
The “Vitruvian Qi”
The Vitruvian Man is a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, dating to around 1490. The drawing and text are sometimes called the Canon of Proportions, or the Proportions of Man.
The drawing is based on the correlations of ideal human proportions with geometry described by the ancient Roman architect, Vitruvius.
Qi (or sometimes, Chi or Ki) in traditional Chinese culture is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “natural energy”, “life force” or “energy flow”.
Similar concepts can be found in many cultures: for example, prana in Hindu, pneuma in ancient Greece, mana in Hawaiian culture, and vital energy in Western philosophy.
The Vitruvian Qi Dynamic Warm-Up and Workout
The first app in my series is the “Vitruvian Qi” which comprises a series of fundamental movements from head to toe. I like to take my clients through this series as a dynamic warm-up routine.
For a more challenging session, I introduce elements from my “5 Animal Fitness” programming that builds on the essential foundational movement patterns, offering a full and challenging workout routine!
This is an actual screenshot for the Vitruvian Qi dynamic warm-up routine. It mobilises your body through dominant movement patterns and prepares you for physical activity. If you perform it at a slower pace, it serves as a recovery and cool-down routine.
The Vitruvian Qi Workout comprises the dynamic warm-up routine and is supplemented with additional bodyweight resistance exercises, fundamental crawl patterns and yoga-inspired balance poses for a true, standalone holistic workout that you can do anywhere!
We are experimenting with different user interfaces and design. We want to make the user experience as smooth as possible and maintain a clean and simple look and feel.
Keep following our Blog posts for more sneak peeks!