Kinstretch is a group mobility class that focuses on giving your body the prerequisite mobility it needs to enhance your everyday and sport specific movement patterns. Having prerequisite mobility helps decrease your risk of injury while improving your movement potential. This gives you more freedom and ability to do the things you love to do such as yoga, zumba, weight training, running a marathon, or playing with your grand kids.
Kinstretch by definition is a movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility and usable ranges of motion. In simple terms it means that it will give you greater control of your mobility all while improving your joint health - a win-win.
1) Helps convert passive range of motion into active.
2) Improve strength at end range of motion leading to stronger, more resilient joints.
3) Improve your overall mobility to ensure you are able to get into all the necessary positions and handle all the forces your life throws your way.
If all that sounds great to you, you can sign up to join our Kinstretch mailing list, which will keep you in the loop with all our class times and dates down at the bottom of the page.
Classes are offered every friday morning at 7am.
While you're at it, here are a few terms you may hear in class. This will give you a leg up into understanding what you will be hearing and doing when you attend.
- Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs)
- These are slow controlled joint circles. They are used to improve joint health, range of motion, and serve as an assessment tool to make sure your body is moving well. These become part of your daily practice, and will be one of the best decisions you've made in a long time.
- Progressive Articular Isometric Loading (PAILs)
- The "progressive tissue" is what ever muscle(s) that we place on stretch. Therefore, PAILs contractions are end range isometric contractions that allow us to strengthen the elongated tissues allowing us to acquire more mobility.
- Regressive Articular Isometric Loading (RAILs)
- The "regressive tissue" is whatever muscle(s) that are in the shortened position. Therefore, RAILs contractions are end range isometric contractions that allow us to strengthen the shortened connective tissue allowing us to acquire more mobility.
- Base Positions
- You will hear us use terms like 90/90, bear, figure four etc... during each class. These are one of several positions we strengthen our end range movements in.
- Isometric Movement Paths (IsoMP)
- These are slow controlled movements that challenge your end range of motion. This is what allows us to transfer from one base position to another.