Fabulous Flexibility

January 25, 2010

Work out with me this week!

Monday 5:30-7:00 pm at IOF.  Urban Dance/Circuit/Kickbox!

Tuesday 5:15-6:15 pm at Hipline.  Ladies~ Shimmy Pop!

Thursday 5:15-6:15 pm at Hipline.  Ladies~ Shimmy Pop!

Friday 5:30-6:30 at IOF.  Urban Dance Kick/Circuit!

Saturday 10:30-11:30 am at Hipline.  Ladies ~ Shimmy Pop!

Hipliners, please note: Saturdays will be at 10:30 moving forward.  Also, classes are filling up to the max, so be sure to reserve your spotonline now!


I hope this finds you happy and hydrated!

As I wrote about last couple of weeks, the triangle of fitness is comprised of cardiostrength, and flexibility.  These three components continually work closely together to give you your best fitness level.

This week’s focus: fabulous flexibility!  Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Make stretching a daily habit.  10 minutes a day will make a big difference!
  • Stretching after your workout when your muscles are warm is best.
  • Stretching before is fine, but be sure to be warmed up; stretching cold muscles can actually lead to injury.
  • When doing static stretches, do NOT bounce!  You could pull a muscle this way.
  • Be sure to hold the stretch position right where you feel a gentle pull.  It shouldn’t hurt, but you should be feeling something.
  • Use your breath to help you deepen your stretch.
  • Hold each stretch for a 15 second minimum (up to 30 seconds is good).
  • Be sure to stretch all the major muscles, especially if you worked out and used certain ones.

Have a wonderful week, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Questions/comments/requests?  Let me know!!


In peace, Heather

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