Facilitated Flexibility

by: Aileen Sheron

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Introduce your students to the benefits of stretching with a strap.

While some participants don’t stick around for the cooldown, those who do are rewarded with the many benefits that stretching offers. Help students go a little deeper with a very simple yet versatile tool: a stretching strap.

Straps are great to have in your fitness toolbox (and relatively inexpensive for the program manager’s budget). They not only assist with proper positioning and numerous techniques but also nullify the “I’m not flexible enough” excuse.

Five Techniques

Before we get to the stretches, consider these options:

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 5

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About the Author

Aileen Sheron

Aileen Sheron IDEA Author/Presenter

An innovator and fitness entrepreneur since 1979, Aileen Sheron has starred in over thirty exercise videos and has been featured on TV, radio, and in print as a fitness expert. An international presenter and continuing education provider for over 26 years, she is the inventor of the patented OmniBallĀ®, as well as other products, and consults on product and program development. Certifications: ACE and AFAA