STRETCH AND RELEASE
5-WEEK COURSE STARTS WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY, 5PM
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. With this is mind, we are pleased to announce a new exercise class called "Stretch and Release".
OUR STRETCH AND RELEASE CLASSES
This is a 5-week programme devised by Cherie Lathey. The Stretch and Release programme incorporates 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.
Stretch and Release classes focus on stretches and release techniques for the whole body to improve posture, mobility, functional strength and the prevention of injuries. The emphasis is to lengthen tight or shortened muscles that contribute and create tension, to improve your body's ability to function with less restriction.
This class may include the use of balls, bolsters, foam rollers and other small equipment to help facilitate stretches. There will also be a relaxation at the end of each session.
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 Stretch and Release 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.
ABOUT OUR COURSES
Once an advertised course starts, online booking closes, which means students will not be able to join. However, if there are any places available, we may open these up as drop-in spaces. Courses are valid for the duration of the advertised date. This means that any missed classes cannot be carried forward to future courses.
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.