Flexibility is the key.
Bujutsu is kicking off stretch classes for the very first time.
Our stretch classes will be led by Leah Meleng who as well as being a personal trainer is an experienced dancer, with over a decade of dance and stretch experience.
Our stretch classes are iedal for:
- increasing flexibility
- injury rehab
- injury prevention
- pain relief
Leah teaches the FITT Principle for Flexibility/Stretching.
The FITT principle is a great way to keep track of your exercise program. This principle can be applied to any manner of exercise. In this example, stretching/flexibility.
F- Frequency (How often to do)
– 2-3 times a week, daily is best.
I- Intensity (How hard you’re exercising/working)
– Stretch to the point of feeling tightness or to the point of slight discomfort but not pain.
T- Time (How long you exercise/work for)
– Hold a static stretch for 10-30 seconds, for most adults. You want to perform a total of 60 seconds stretching time for each flexibility exercise.
– Hold a static stretch for 30-60 seconds may be more suitable for older individuals.
T- Type (The style/variety of exercise)
– Best to incorporate a variety of flexibility exercises for each of the major muscle groups.
– Static flexibility (active or passive)
– Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching
– Dynamic flexibility
– Ballistic flexibility
– It is recommended to warm up the muscle through light to moderate intensity aerobic activity before commencing stretching.
Check out our timetable and jump in and try one of our stretch classes.