It’s not enough to build muscle and achieve aerobic fitness. You need to think about flexibility, too.
We often live very sedentary lifestyles in our current world. We may spend up to 8 or more hours a day sitting behind a desk and then 3 or more hours each evening watching TV. Our bodies are not designed to be treated life that.
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
Most of us know this and keep promising ourselves that we will incorporate more stretching into our lives. We don’t though do we. Distraction over here, tiredness over there and another day has gone by without taking care of ourselves.
Our stretching classes are designed to teach you how to stretch safely under the supervision of a Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Pilates Instructor. Committing to a class is often easier than committing to ourselves. Once the habit is learned in a safe group environment it is much more likely the habit will continue at home.
Check the Timetable for class times or speak with your practitioner to see if this class is suitable for you.