Our functional movement program is geared toward getting your joints moving like you were a kid again and keeping them that way. In sports, training, or a sedentary life our tendons and ligaments often tighten up in ways they weren't meant to, causing pain in places we've never had pain before. Chronic pain is often a result of poor posture, limited range of motion in our joints, or overtraining (ligaments and tendons are not prepared for what we're asking of them). We teach this program as a tool to pre-habilitate and re-habilitate joints and muscles. The exercises and movements you will perform will loosen you up. You'll learn all about mobility and flexibility while outside in nature.
All athletes need the benefits of increased mobility, stability and flexibility in their training. Having a body that functions at an optimal level will aid you in all your training and daily life. The body weight training components will be especially important to build a stronger body.
How does it work? In this sixty-minute program we warm up ranges of motion in your joints, then teach you how to move your body and mobilize your joints to increase your mobility, flexibility, stability and strength through a wide range of exercises and techniques. Many of these movements come from Yoga (non-static stretch variations) and gymnastics, but we are not limited by set poses and cater the stretches and movements to the people in the program, their limitations and the injuries they are most likely to experience. We include agility and balance as part of the mobility routine and finish the class with PNF or static stretches to stretch out the body and maximize recovery. Some of our favorite tools include yoga balls, bands, indian clubs, rollers and gymnastic rings (catered to the strength and skill of the individual).
While all our classes contain some joint mobility and flexibility training, it is not nearly as much or as beneficial as attending the functional movement program.
"I learned so much about mobility and movement, it has changed the way I approach my training."
Heather Hammond - Hog's Back Park