Undoing Sitting
Venue: Matter Wholefoods, 1 Greenbank Road, BS5 6EZ

Date: Mondays 19:40-20:40

Cost: £7 (£6 for members)

Coach: Guy Lochhead

In the UK, adults of working age sit down for an average of 9.5 hours each day. As we get older, this increases. Being so sedentary can cause a range of health problems, from heart disease and metabolic syndromes, to muscle weakness and loss of mobility.

If we imagine sitting, we most likely think of someone at a chair with their knees and hips at ninety degrees, head slumped forward, chest down. Our bodies are fantastically adaptable and so will make themselves really good at this – we might develop a weaker bum (glutes), shorter muscles at the front of the hips (hip flexors), reduced shoulder, mid-spine and ankle mobility etc. In this session, we will work to undo some of these weaknesses and reduced mobility (you can work on the heart / metabolic stuff at HIIT!)

Session content

We will help you de-stress and regain strength and mobility using a combination of:

  • muscle activation
  • resistance training (against bodyweight and elastic bands)
  • joint mobilisation
  • relaxation techniques
  • static stretching

These classes will sometimes involve partner stretches, where you will work with someone else to help each other into deeper stretches. If you’d prefer not to do this, please tell the coach so they can give you something else to do instead.


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