Roll Out to Warm Up

by: Susane Pata


Introduce self-myofascial-release techniques to class during the warm-up.

If you’re looking for a fresh, effective way to help your group participants move better, why not include foam rolling in your next class? Chances are some of your attendees are curious and could use some guided instruction.

This simple foam roller warm-up uses self-myofascial-release (SMR) techniques to warm up the fascia, allowing tissues to move more freely. Trauma, irritation, repetitive use and a sedentary lifestyle create stiffness and can shorten the muscles and/or fascia. A few minutes of SMR offers many benefits.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 4

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About the Author

Susane Pata IDEA Author/Presenter

Susane Pata is a global master instructor and presenter for TRX®, Life Fitness and Trigger Point Performance. She travels around the world delivering fitness education and has taught group fitness cl...