If you're looking for classes that will give you maximum gains in flexibility in the shortest possible time, our Power Stretch classes are for you.
Whether you're an athlete, a tradesman, a mum or an office worker, you will find Power Stretch challenging but immensely beneficial.
These classes are designed to improve flexibility and build core endurance, in order to avoid injury, and minimise the stiffness, aches and pains associated with sport, ageing and daily life.
Instructor Tim Barrett has worked as a fitness instructor for more than 30 years, and recognises that the only way to create change in the body is to go outside your comfort zone. These classes will take you there.
Classes focus on the areas of the body which most commonly present problems: the lower back, hips, neck and shoulders. We also stretch the forgotten tight zones: the arms, legs, and shoulder rotator cuff, and the deep postural muscles which are tight and potentially problematic in many of us.
Our other focus in the classes is to build core endurance to enable your core muscles to stay active whilst you're performing your daily tasks, either on the job, sitting at a computer, carrying children or driving a car.
In the nine weeks of classes, you will be taken on a journey that will show up your weak points and your tight areas and give you the techniques to remedy these.
Classes are lively and fun and are designed for people with no major injuries to enable them to stay injury free in our modern society.
Our Power Stretch Level 1 classes provide an introduction to Power Stretch and are suitable for beginners. Our Power Stretch Level 2 classes are for more advanced participants.
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(All classes are 75-90 min)
This is an introductory class in which you will learn the fundamentals of Power Stretch's contract/relax technique and how to apply this to the deep muscles of the lower back, hips, neck, shoulders and the spine. These classes are designed to strengthen and create balance in the core of the body. You will learn techniques to strengthen the deep abdominal muscles, the lower back and the pelvic floor (important for men as well as women).
You will achieve greater core strength and flexibility through all parts of the body, improved posture, improved pelvic floor tone and abdominal strength and techniques to treat and protect against back problems.
This is a more challenging class which helps you further develop and maintain the strength and flexibility needed to be injury free in day-to-day life. It is appropriate for people with a good level of fitness, who are engaged in regular physical activity or have completed Level 1.