Learn how to help both sports professionals and individuals improve their flexibility through stretching.
Stretching is an important part of any fitness routine and is very beneficial for those undertaking regular fitness activities and/or competing in sporting events. When we stretch, we expand our muscles and joints, get the blood circulating in them, and promote movement muscle memory. The more we stretch, the more limber and flexible our body will become. This, in turn, will help us when competing in sports and during exercise. Our muscles will be more elastic and likely to sustain injuries. Furthermore, stretching can aid rehabilitation and recovery from injury. Flexibility is one of the main five physical fitness components and stretching is usually part of a sufficient warm-up and cool-down.
As a fitness professional, you should be ensuring your clients stretch before most classes start, and you should always perform a warm-up and cool-down. To learn more about stretching in correct form, you should consider an ASFA® certification in Stretching and Flexibility instruction. Taking this convenient online certification will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to learn and teach you how to instruct your clients properly. You will learn the importance of stretching, and the different methods of stretching that are more beneficial for different populations. Once certified, you will then be able to provide a complete and well-rounded set of stretching techniques that are essential for the optimal fitness of your clients.
ASFA® has certified many thousands of fitness professionals who are already putting into practice these valuable stretching techniques. Don't miss out, take your Stretching and Flexibility instruction certification today!
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