The importance of stretching


S-t-r-e-t-c-h it out

We bumped into long standing client, Jennifer, in a Power Plate class, she doesn't really understand the importance of stretching after a class, perhaps she isn't alone?

Why is it important? Stretching develops an appropriate range of motion around the joints, releasing tight muscles and strengthening weaker muscles, creating a balance in your body mechanics.

Stretching also keeps your connective tissue pliant and juicy which will help you to move in a more integrated way. Stretching will also ensure that your body is balanced out after exercise to give you an open and youthful silhouette.

Stretching after a class will ensure that you keep a spring in your step at all ages.

So, don't miss out on the delicious benefits of stretches at the end of class!


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A few ways to add in stretching and releasing to your weekly routine:

Yoga will move you in multi-planes to get you out of your habitual patterning, whether sitting at desk all day or your favoured Sports. The added benefit of the Far infrared studios will help to reduce muscle soreness and inflammation as well as inducing the production of collagen to keep your joints juicy.

Pilates lengthens as well as strengthens all of your muscles to give you a balanced body with the above studio benefits.

Power Plates, your range of motion on is increased by 6 degrees more than doing the same exercise on the ground. It’s great for increasing flexibility and strength.

Try a class with Paola this week, she teaches a strong Pilates class using resistance bands working in spirals to leave your body feeling strong and open.

Book your classes in at the beginning of the week and stick to them, Tweet to let us know which ones you are going to this week. #GoodVibes


Coming up...

Rhia is holding a Power Plates techniques class with lots of individual adjustments at 2pm on Tuesday 12th August. 

If you have creaky knees, achy shoulders or wrists, come and learn how to adapt poses for your body. Covent Garden - book in.

Friday night Rave with Holly and vodka jellies on Friday 15th AugustBook in here.

Lightness of Being: Floating, jumpbacks and arm balances

with Matt will give you the tools to fly through your class. Saturday 13th September  - book in.

Yoga teachers, we have our first one day course on Sunday 14th September Develop your Authentic Voice for Teachers of Vinyasa Flow, you'll learn how to plan you classes intelligently, you'll get feedback on your teaching, you'll have a chance to connect with a community of yoga teachers and you'l learn how to teach in way that is authentic to you. £95 for the day. Book here.

Yoga for runners and Cyclists on the September 27th with Lexie. Book here.

Members, don't forget Good Vibes workshops are just £20 to you, book in at reception or call on 020 7240 6111.

It's Kathleen's last week, as she heads back to Canada, we are going out for a drink after her Sunday class.

Clare will take over Friday mornings, Nahid will take over Sunday mornings and Hayley will take over the Foundation on Tuesdays.

It's also goodbye to Sam S who is moving on to teaching, Mel and Richard take over her Power Plate classes.

Please join us in wishing them both lots of luck for their new adventures.

Timetables here

Matt takes over the Fitzrovia Friday morning class from this week onwards. Book in here.

Recommend a Friend

Members and those on active 10+ class passes, you can bring a friend to class for FREE for the whole month of August.

All you have to do is to send their details here.

And if your friend signs up to a 6 or 12 month membership we will give you a Birchbox of beauty goodies for FREE* - make sure that they give us your name on sign up.

Not yet a memberJoin today for unlimited classes at both studios. If there are a few of you joining from your company, check out our corporate rates.

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10 August 2014