New Foam Roller Stretch

Not convinced that foam roller stretching is worth your time? Or perhaps you are not sure what foam roller stretching is? Read on to discover why foam rolling is the recovery tool many fitness fiends swear by…

Classes focused on mobility and recovery, a new category in fitness, are on the rise.  This suggests that more and more people are striving to find not only work-life balance, but also workout balance.

Our foam roller stretch class has been specifically designed to improve flexibility, reduce muscular stiffness, speed up recovery, alleviate pain and prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

By utilising the foam roller, you are able to allow your own body weight to promote myofascial release and reduce pressure on trigger points, or myofascial adhesions. Fascia is a form of connective tissue that wraps and bundles muscles (myo) together. Myofascial adhesions can develop through stress, training, overuse, underuse, movement imbalances and injuries. They are essentially points of constant tension and addressing them can have a positive effect on your workouts.

There’s a decent amount of research out there on self-myofascial release that suggests it has positive effects ranging from increased flexibility to enhanced recovery.  Myofascial release will help maintain flexibility, power and strength.  Research has indicated that fascia, like muscle, contracts and relaxes and is a key player in joint mobility and stability. As we exercise and go through the course of daily life, injuries, stresses and strains can emerge, causing a tightening of the fascia. Myofascial release, like foam rolling, can lengthen the connective tissues surrounding the muscles, allowing our bodies to maintain or even regain flexibility, power and strength, while preventing future injuries.  By increasing circulation, the tissues will ultimately heal faster, which will allow you to move onto your next workout in a faster manner and in better condition.

In our foam rolling classes you will learn a variety of different ways to use the foam roller. You will learn how to safely and effectively use the foam roller and perform self-myofascial release of trigger points and connective tissue. During the class you will practice rolling over different muscle groups slowly, stopping and holding on sore trigger points until the tension is released, usually achieved in 30 to 90 seconds.

Join Matt on Fridays at 6pm! To find out more or book your place please call our Country Club team on 01986 766222 or email hello@westbaycountryclub.co.uk