“Best studios for stretch classes coast to coast”
“…stretching, it turns out, just might be the secret to taking your workout to the next level.”
“Gyms across the country are moving stretching out of the shadows and into the spotlight, offering full, often hour-long classes dedicated to the practice
“When you sit slouched over at your desk, your pectoral muscles and your hips get really tight and the lower back get weak and stiff,” says physical therapist Michelle Rodriguez.
“People turn to cardio for weight loss or cardiovascular conditioning or stress management or to blow off steam, but they don’t realize that if they just do that without stretching, there will be imbalances and asymmetries in the body.”
At Maiden Lane Studios, we offer a variety of stretch services, including yoga and Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) (learn more about FST)
FST is a comprehensive form of stretching that not only works to lengthen tight muscles, but more importantly it is a system that works from the core joints of the hips and shoulders and then into sheath of fascial tissue that surrounds muscle. Similar to Pilates, this concept of working from the core first is functional and holistic and the results from every session is staggering.
Clinic studies have shown FST can increase flexibility by up to 52% in just one session.
Athletes in a FST program have been found to recover more quickly between training sessions and gain an improved active range of motion than with other stretching methods.
FST helps with proper body alignment and posture, increases circulation and energy, and improves muscle, nerve, and joint function.
FST is a crucial form of body therapy, as there is no supplement or medication that helps improve the state of fascia in the body and exercise alone does not optimally balance, align, or improve fascia.
The gains made with consistent FST sessions not only aids in physical performance, but also helps reduce stress and ease tension from everyday life.