STRETCH TO TURN
Are you stiff when you get out of bed in the morning? Do your bones creak and your joints hurt for no apparent reason?
If so, you're like the majority of people over the age of 40 who are simply experiencing common signs of ageing.
Most try to ignore it - until they can't because it becomes so painful or intrusive that they have to seek medical help. Unfortunately it can be too late by then. Once arthritis sets in, there's no cure; there's simply remedies to deal with the symptoms - for e.g drugs or joint replacement surgery.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Joint (and associated muscle) pain in NOT inevitable with age and there are things that can be done to prevent it. Even when you are suffering, there are measures you can employ to help turn back the clock.
But first a basic anatomy lesson. Joints are the place where two bones meet and move in relation to each other due to muscle contraction. Problems emerge with age because - just like the tread on a car tyre wears out - so too does the cartilage that cushions the joint. The result is inflammation, pain, stiffness and reduced or lost mobility.
So clearly prevention is better than 'cure' and the one thing that all doctors agree on is that the two best things you can do to look after your joints (even when they're compromised) is to keep them moving and to keep them flexible. Flexibility is achieved by stretching the muscles.
But not any old stretching will do. You have to know what you are doing and what muscles need stretching in order to help which joints. Technique is key to prevent injury or more pain,
That's where FoxFitness comes in. We offer a Structured Stretching Programme (SSP) on either a one to one or group basis. Sessions last for 30 minutes or one hour. Six week courses are available or you can attend as few or as many ad-hoc sessions as you wish.
Prices start at £17.50 for a 30-minute group session (two people or more)
A 30-minute 1 to 1 session costs £20
A 60-minute group sessions costs £35
A 60-minute 1 to 1 session costs £40
A six-week course of twice-weekly 1 to 1 one-hour sessions costs £420 (a discount of £60)
CALL 07835 260895 OR 020 8319 2843 TO BOOK