Healthy Stretching - at home stretches for your whole body
What you'll learn
- Learn basic stretches and proper technique for all of the major muscles in the body.
- Learn options for doing stretches while standing.
- Learn options for stretching while seated in a chair.
- Improve mobility and posture alignement.
- Release tension and stress in the muscles and joints.
- Prior practice or knowledge of Stretching is not necessary
- An exercise mat, a Theraband or Yoga Strap, and a solid chair.
- Wear comfortable workout clothes
Hi I'm Julie!
I have been teaching Pilates, Stretching and Dance for over 18 years, and absolutely love what I do! As a former dancer, stretching has always been a big part of my own conditioning and self practice. Now with my clients, I see how improving their flexibility and mobility helps to advance their Pilates practice, and it will do the same for any sport or activity.
I have designed this course to give you a gentle introduction to Stretching that will allow you to do a little bit of movement everyday. In the 4 types of classes, I will teach you a variety of ways to target all of the major muscle groups so you can always do the version that works best for you. I will go through the proper form and technique and give you lots of cues to help you through your practice.
We start with a Mobility Warm Up to be done in combination with any of the Stretch Classes, to help mobilize the joints and warm up the muscles before moving into the stretches.
The 4 Stretch Classes include:
Short Stretch Class
Long Stretch Class
The goal is to do at least one stretch session a day and try to do the Long Stretch Class at lease once a week. You have lifetime access to the course and can continue to practice and repeat these stretches, to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Join me on this wellness journey and show your body how much you care about it!
Who this course is for:
- This is a wonderful course for anyone of any fitness level to incorporate more mobility work into their routine
- Beginners to Stretching of all ages.
Julie Anderton, B.F.A., A.R.A.D.
Julie began her dance training in Ottawa, Canada where she trained in ballet, jazz and tap and received her Advanced certificate from the Royal Academy of Dancing. She then continued her dance studies in ballet and contemporary dance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where she received her B.F.A. in Dance (cum laude). Julie pursued her professional dance career in the United States, and England as well as working on cruise ships.
While in England she became certified as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at Central Manchester College. Upon returning to Ottawa, Julie began her teacher training in the Stott Pilates method. She is a fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor, meaning she is trained in all of the Pilates apparatus as well as the mat work.
Julie is also certified in Total Barre™ and Zumba, and loves to be able to combine her passion for dance and fitness together in these classes. Julie has also been studying more about Fascia and its effect on our well being and movement patterns, and is certified in ZEN•GA™, and the Roll Model Method TM. Most recently she has also become certified as a Yin Yoga instructor.
Julie has grown a strong passion for Pilates and finds it thrilling to enable clients to develop a deeper level of body awareness and core strength while improving their overall health and lifestyle.