Often overlooked, stretching is one of the five components of fitness. Stretching can help posture, stress, mechanical efficiency and overall functional performance. Stretches are either dynamic (involve motion) or static (involve no motion).
At the start of your session, personal training session at Body & Soul Health and Fitness, your trainer will take you through some dynamic stretching and warm-up movements to help prevent injuries and prepare the body for work. At the end of your workout, your trainer will help stretch out your body to reduce post workout stiffness.
Your level of flexibility depends on your ability to bend and contort without pain or risking injury. Flexible joints greatly decrease your risk of injury and help enhance your athletic performance. It may seem like the last thing you want to do after an intense workout — but it is extremely important that you take time to stretch!