The current guidance from both the American College of Sports Medicine and Harvard Medical School is that most people should perform flexibility exercises for each of the major muscle groups in both the upper and lower body, at least twice a week. As a consequence, we are pleased to announce a new exercise class called "Pure Stretch".
OUR PURE STRETCH CLASSES
This is a 5-week programme devised by Clive and Cherie Lathey. The Pure Stretch programme is an integration of Clive’s 37 years of working as a Registered Osteopath in elite sport and with people in pain, alongside Cherie’s 30 years as a senior Yoga teacher and fitness instructor. Whether you have reduced muscle and joint flexibility as a result of a sedentary job with too much sitting, getting older, or the result of playing sport, this course will benefit you.
This is a whole body stretching programme in which we will teach you a series of exercises that will benefit both your physical and mental health. We will provide the programme in both a paper and video format, thus making it easy for you to maintain your new found flexibility, while, at the same time, helping to keep you in optimal health.
WHAT IS STRETCHING?
Stretching is a controlled and deliberate lengthening of muscles and fascia, to increase muscle flexibility and improve the range of motion in our joints.
THE BENEFITS OF STRETCHING
- Improved muscle flexibility and mobility of our joints.
- Improved blood circulation: increasing oxygen and removing waste from our muscles.
- Better posture: reducing tightness in the postural muscles improves our postural alignment.
- Reduces risk of injury.
- Improves performance in daily life and sport.
- Reduces stress: calms the mind while stretching, particularly when focusing on mindfulness and meditation.
FIND A CLASS
We run our Pure Stretch classes on Wednesday evenings with Cherie. At present we offer this class as a five-week course. Consult our class timetable for class times and fees, and how to book a class. Alternatively, use our interactive timetable below.
BOOKING A CLASS
Places on our in-studio group classes are limited and are on a first-come first-serve basis. At present we are unable to take class bookings or accept cash payments at our reception. Therefore, students must make all bookings and payments via our online booking system. Enrolment closes 60 minutes before classes are due to commence, so we urge you to book early to avoid disappointment. Should you require any further information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07939 589 083.