The rapidly growing field of Stretch Therapy helps prevent injury, promote circulation, speed recovery and enhance performance. At Stretch Science, we use a custom method of stretch therapy to help clients from all walks of life!
What makes your teaching style unique?:
My experience as an elite athlete and therapist has given me a unique and fundamental approach to structure and function. For a number of reasons, our active stretch therapy is a healthier and more effective way to increase joint mobility and circulation while reducing tension and correcting muscular imbalances (great for both pre-exercise and recovery). Our methodology allows the targeted area for a stretch to be relaxed and therefore allows the muscle and tissue to lengthen more naturally (this does not occur with static or ballistic methods).
Tell us a little about the classes you teach. Who are they geared toward?:
My work has very broad range of applications. While they are those that see me for athletic purposes, many clients come in for therapeutic purposes. This includes those who suffer from things like arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, crohns disease, sciatica, kyphosis, scoliosis, paralysis, etc.
If you could change one behavior you see in class participants, what would it be?:
Most people tend to either not stretch or stretch incorrectly. I'd like teach people that no-body is a lost cause and there are simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. With consistency and patience, anyone can see improvement.
Briefly describe your weekly workout schedule. Is it seasonal? How many rest days do you take each week?:
Flexibility work should be done year round!
How do you recover from a tough workout?:
Active Stretch Therapy creates a natural “flush out” of the muscles relieving them of metabolic waste that leads to soreness. This enhanced recovery is achieved by increasing blood flow through the muscles tissue, connective tissue and joints. The result is decreased muscle soreness, increased joint range of motion and improved performance in athletic competition.
What is your favorite Washington D.C. area outdoor activity? Share a favorite hike or run.:
My background is in running. As a former track athlete, I like to stay involved in the sport, so thats my favorite outdoor activity related to exercise. My favorite places in DC are around the tidal basin and in rock creek park.
What is your favorite place in DC to get a healthy meal? :
What do you like most about teaching fitness classes?:
providing people with simple solutions to their seemingly complex problems. many people come in to see us confused or worried but leave feeling better physically and mentally.
Where and when can folks come take a class with you?:
check out our website for availability and scheduling!