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WEEKLY STRETCHING CLASSES

WINTER 2012 JOIN US ON WEDNESDAYS from 7 to 8 PM... classes are informative, challenging and always fun Cost: $20/one-time or buy a package: 4/$70 10/$130 Questions? Please call Giselle --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 28th - Thoracic Spine Mobility --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Do you have trouble with overhead exercises, experience lower-back pain or shoulder problems? Come and learn useful tips on how to maintain good posture and on how to change/correct the patter of ribcage mobility. We will test and practice what you can see on the video below. In addition to these (T-spine) drills, our Wednesday stretching exercises will focus 3D hip flexors and on your current flexibility needs. Dr. Craig Liebenson demonstrates corrective exercise interventions to address thoracic hypomobility. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 21th --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We will follow up with the most current issues and address your immediate flexibility/mobility challenges. See you at 7PM. Warm up and 3D (dynamic) stretching ideas: You may have seen us doing something similar at the school before : --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 14th is CANCELLED next class will be on March 21st --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please stay and stretch on your own review basic contract-relax stretching exercises (click here for more information and visit the Stretching Gallery): --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 2nd More 3D Stretching for the Hamstring --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We'll do whatever you need today, more tailored to your immediate need :) and will review and practice the following videos: 3D stretching of the Hamstring in the Sagittal plane 3D stretching of the Hamstring in the Frontal plane --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 29nd --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We will start with some of the warm up shown on the video below than sole of feet, hamstrings hip/piriformis knee stability and glutes med re-patterning exercises Partner assisted hip flexors and quad pnf stretches shoulder mobility band exercises, torso rotation I love this warm-up - great stuff for shoulder mobility as well Developing Body Shapes-open shoulder push ups --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 22nd --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This Wednesday we are going to focus on more shoulder pre-hab/mobility/flexibility... dynamic core with flexibility + 3D and PNF stretching and will practice THIS WEEK'S VIDEO DRILLS - WATCH BELOW:) Scapular Mobility/Shoulder Prehab Developing Shoulder Flexibility Animal Flow - primal movements For massage and esthetics services visit our website www.icocoon.ca -------------------------------------------------------------- February 15th -------------------------------------------------------------- Focus on lower body + 3D stretching hip flexors, ankle/feet mobility Why 3D Stretching? It moves the body in three dimensions at each joint. A three dimensional stretch triggers a three dimensional contraction, all muscles operate in a stretch - contract - stretch - contract format, fulfilling the functional role of the muscle. It has been proven that stretching dynamically and in 3 planes of motion is of greater value than stretching statically and in a single plane. 3D stretches can be used to warm-up before activities, when used in correct form, it re-patterns and strengthens the muscles - successfully applied for rehabilitation. Giselle's Pick ;) View this week's video practice: 3D Lower back/feet mobility drills See you there :) Post questions or comments below...