When was the last time you did a somersault? Seriously, when was the last time that you got and off on the floor to sit, or roll, or play?
You may be surprised to learn that research shows a direct and substantial link between longevity and how well a person can transition from standing to sitting on the floor. Middle-aged and elderly people who need to use both hands and knees to get up and down were almost seven times more likely to die within six years, compared to those who could spring up and down without support.
So what is mobility training and how is it different than stretching or other forms of exercise?
Healthy mobility involves having the ability to utilize the full range of motion of your joints to move your own body effectively and efficiently in all environments. In other words it increases your “practical fitness” and capability for the real world – not just the gym – so you’re more prepared when “life happens” and you have to move! Components of mobility training include movements on the floor, transitioning between standing and sitting, balance, carrying, and throwing and catching. Emphasis is placed on your level of ability and goals.
Small group classes: 40 min, 2-3 people $20pp
Individual: 40 min, $50