Foam rolling is a great way to help ease muscle tension and soreness, as well as improve overall mobility; consider it a nice self-massage tool that can help you warm-up and cool-down from an activity. This class will focus on elongating the spine and assisting the postural muscles that may be strained during the ‘normal’ work-day. We will then change gears and roll out the larger leg muscles that can be overworked with endurance activities, like walking, hiking, running, etc. We will mainly use the standard size foam roller: 36”x 6”x 6”. Firmness of foam roller will be based on your own tolerance.
You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of, but not limited to, high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately.