Lastics Stretch Meets Its Match
On its face, it would appear that we specialize in flexibility, and we do. There is no doubt about that. But the underpinnings of getting flexibility right is also understanding the inherent relationship between stretch and strength.
The name of the game is balance. There needs to be a fifty/fifty share between how strong you are and how flexible you are. Weak stretchy muscles are no better than strong tight ones. Under/over-developed muscles also present risk of injury and produce cause for pain. You want strong, flexible muscles, which involves targeting not just the obvious, superficial muscles, but also those underneath of which we are less aware.
I harp constantly in my stretch classes about the importance of matching strength to stretch. So, we decided to give it the full attention it deserves with a class of its own, one dedicated to strength to compliment the unique techniques we use to stretch.
Just as Lastics Stretch targets tightness in your body where it hides, our new Lastics Strength class will do the same by ferreting out weaknesses, and then strengthening them.
Not only do we focus on evening you out so that all your “sets” of muscles share the burden of work equally, we also use the class to give you tangible ways to isolate, evaluate and feel where you may be weak and wobbly. You come away feeling warm and solid inside, much like our stretch leaves you feeling light and free inside.
The exercises themselves are informed by years of dance training coupled with the retraining I had to do to heal from surgeries, 4th stage endometriosis and widespread oxalate toxicity, the latter of which had a paralyzing effect on my hips, pelvis and legs. The class is a culmination of sharing how I literally, put myself back together.
We hope you’ll join us on our mission as we continue searching for, and finding new ways to, improve flexibility, strength and stability in order to enjoy being in the bodies we’re in.
Coming in May…
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