Mobility Class with Kayla – Saturdays 8am
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kayla.
I am a physical therapist by day and Crossfitter, runner, and adventurer by night. I will be teaching a mobility class in the DAC studio on Saturday’s at 8am, starting May 11. This is something I am very passionate about and have personally experienced improvements in my body awareness and control by incorporating these principles into my daily routine. Below you will find some basic information about what the class is about. If you have additional questions and are curious if this will help you, drop in for a class. I promise, you won’t regret it!
- What is a “mobility” class? The class is designed using principles of functional range conditioning (FRC). The goal is to expand the body’s strength curve and gain better control at our end ranges of movement.
- Is this like yoga? This is completely different than yoga, but can help you get better at yoga. There are yogis who have added FRC to help improve their yoga practice.
- How will this help me? Whether you have too much mobility and need to improve your stability and learn how to control all that range or your mobility stinks and you’re lucky if you can get into a half squat or maybe you fall somewhere in between. This will help you. My favorite thing about FRC is that it is an opportunity to learn about how your body moves and to improve your joint health.
- What if I am dealing with an injury or have pain?Not a problem. Let me know at the start of the class and I will modify the movements.
The last bit of information I want to share with all of you is that whether you are a Crossfit athlete, runner, yogi, personal training client, or cyclist, there is a certain amount of range required from each joint in the body to safely perform the movements. Many of us have desk jobs, which involves sitting for a good part of the day. This usually results in tight hip flexors and weak butts, among many other things, which isn’t really preparing our body for exercise. Adding FRC into your routine will help to make sure you have the prerequisites to safely and successfully complete all that is asked of us in a workout.