Active Isolated Stretching Classes

Active Stretching classes
Every Tuesday 9.30 am- 11am
Great for older people to help sort those creaks and groans. All welcome


Venue: Small Presbyterian Church Hall, Lismore, down town. Parking entry of Hampton Street.  (Behind the main hall facing Woolworths)

Cost =$10 per session person paid on the day. You will require your own yoga mat (some spares available). Please wear clothing that allows for ease of movement, socks and a smile.


Beneficial to everyone, elite athlete to those with impaired movement.
Encourages the body to repair itself.
Many of the exercises can be done sitting or lying.
Targets specific muscle using precise localised movements.
Increases local blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to tissues.
Decreases stress. Works with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia.

Over the past few decades many experts have advocated that stretching should last up to 60 seconds. This has now been found to be not so effective and can cause damage to the body as it decreasing the blood flow within the tissue. This can potentially cause irritation or injury of local muscular, tendinitious, lymphatic, as well as neural tissues, similar to the effects and consequences of trauma and overuse syndromes.

(AIS) Developed by Aaron Mattes received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Wisconsin State University-Superior, 1970, majoring in Physical Education. Mattes received his Master of Science Degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. It uses active movement and reciprocal inhibition to achieve optimal flexibility. Using a 2.0 second stretch has proven to be the key in avoiding reflexive contraction of the antagonistic muscle. Without activating muscle group contraction, restoration of full range of motion and flexibility can be successfully achieved.

Looking forward to seeing you there
Regards Marion Brownlie       

Phone 66246998                                           

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