WHAT IS MOBILITY?
Mobility is your ability to perform day-to-day activities and the quality of movement involved. Are you making strange sounds every time you stand up from a chair, put on your coat or reach for a dropped phone? Don't accept this and don't live in pain. A few simple moves everyday increase the range of motion at your joints - think of it like putting WD40 on rusty hinges!
WHY IS MOBILITY IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU WORKOUT?
Because it lowers your stress and improves your performance. Mobility movements increase your muscular endurance and range of movement ready to take on the Pilates exercises. When we feel stressed we tense muscles, sometimes without even realising, and store emotional stress in parts of our body - mainly the shoulders and hips. By rolling through the joints you'll release tension you never realised you had!
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY
Mobility refer to the quality of movement. Flexibility is the range of movement at a joint which can be limited by surrounding muscles length and tension
WHAT MAKES YOU LESS MOBILE?
We spend most of our time at work and a lot of jobs involve repetitive movements or a great deal of immobility i.e. stacking shelves or sitting in front of a computer. Lifestyle changes such as looking down at phones, carrying babies or the increase in electronic modes of transport have resulted in changes in posture, muscle weakness and strength imbalances.
WHY EVERYONE NEEDS MOBILITY
Are you thinking 'isn't mobility for the elderly'? Well you are absolutely right but also absolutely wrong because mobility is for EVERYONE. By consistently working on the quality and range of your movements you are giving yourself the chance to live a healthier and pain free for longer. And it's never too late to start making improvements.
WHAT TYPES OF EXERCISES ARE IN A MOBILITY WORKOUT
A continuous flow of low-impact dynamic movements that put your joints through their full range of motion.