A 45-minute class featuring static, positional-static and active static stretching.
JG Fitness Stretch Class Types:
Static stretching involves taking a joint through its range to a point where the soft tissue is comfortably stretched and then holding the position for a period of time.
The body is positioned in such a way that the mass of the limb or the body is acted on by gravity to elicit the elongating stretch of the target muscle.
In active static stretching the client activates an isometric contraction (where force is exerted but muscle length does not change) at the full inner position of the joint – promoting the static stretch, at extension, of the antagonist muscle or group.
Benefits which can affect the body both physiologically and psychologically are:
- Mental relaxation
- Muscular relaxation
- Increased flexibility
- Improved posture and balance musculo-skeletal system
- Prevention of lower back pain
- Improved fitness
- Relief of muscle soreness
- Relief of cramp
- Improved motor skills
- Injury prevention