Mobility Stretching

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong and healthy.

We need the flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints.

Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight, then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way

Benefits that stretching has:

•             Stretching can improve posture. Tight muscles can cause poor posture.

•             Stretching can improve range of motion and prevents loss of range of motion.

•             Stretching can decrease back pain.

•             Stretching can help prevent injury.

•             Stretching can decrease muscle soreness.

Your body over time will become more vulnerable to muscle pain and tightness. Without regular stretching, your body gets cold, and your muscles tighten up. Eventually, your muscles will pull on your joints and trigger significant pain and discomfort.

Performing stretches on a regular basis may improve your circulation . Improved circulation increases blood flow to your muscles, which can shorten your recovery time and reduce muscle soreness (also known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS).

It's better to stretch for a short time every day or almost every day instead of stretching for a longer time a few times per week. Do a 20- to 30-minute session at least three times per week. On days when you're pressed for time, do this 5-minute stretching routine.

However it's also possible to over-stretch, with the resulting risk of muscle, tendon or ligament damage. Also, too much flexibility – hypermobility – can be detrimental in itself.

With so many people working from home currently it is very important to introduce movement into your daily routine.

Start with some of these stretches and see how it goes!

Click on the video to get you started, and the very best of luck!

For more information please contact the Leisure Centre Team at the Clonmel Park Hotel on 00353-52-6188733 or email: