Flexibility Coaching; the science of stretching
Do you have locked up hips? Tight hamstrings? Stiff lower back? If so, the science of stretching, flexibility coaching can help. Flexibility Coaching is a targeted mobility training method that works to open up your body. No experience required, super stiff people always welcome:) I take a very simple, science-based approach that is effective for everyone.
I personally understand the challenges you face alongside 28 years as a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Breath Coach. I keep getting asked: “how do you do so much?“ Following spinal and bowel surgery, years of failed IVF, childless not by choice, premature menopause at 20 alongside other health challenges. My answer is always the same: Movement in some form, nutrition, managing your stress response. Stay active, keep moving, eat for the condition and learn techniques to manage your stress levels as much as your capabilities allow. Movement is Medicine! Develop and sustain strength, flexibility and balance. I use a combination of yoga trapeze, the science of stretching and breathing exercises to manage ongoing difficulties following bowel surgery and have seen marked progress in my recovery. I no longer feel tight in certain muscle groups; the L shape I always find myself in on a morning has gone: digestion and sleep have been completely transformed. My strength gains have been incredible. I feel free and able to move! My most recent training includes 300 hr Yoga training, the science of yoga, flexibility training, the science of stretching alongside yoga trapeze (not to be confused with Aerial Yoga that I teach) ,breath Coaching, restorative yoga, yoga for hyper-mobility and menopause wellness practitioner. These courses have proven themselves to be the best by far to date, not just in terms of helping me develop new understanding and skills but because they represent activity that can easily be adapted to suit any level of experience or ability. Anyone can do it! Flexibility training is a mat based targeted mobility/flexibility training method that works to open up your body using gravity. This is mat based and not on the trapeze although the trapeze can still be used as a tool to modify stretches. Modified tailored practice adapted specifically to your needs, capabilities and lifestyle can really help.
“The breath coach session taught me how to manage my anxiety and gave me tools to use in stressful situations. But overall these situations reduced as I felt balanced throughout the day and able to cope. “
“I never stretch properly after running. Flexibility training has taught me how to easily incorporate stretching into my routine and I am now running further. “
“I have always suffered with back pain. Abigayle showed me the correct way to strengthen my posterior chain. Having my own swing at home means I can practice around sessions and manage the back pain I get from my office job. “
“The switch to online training is great. I can fit the sessions in around a very busy lifestyle. Flexibility training late in the evening when everything in the house has settled down really works for me. “
“I struggle with exercise. I feel so self conscious to attend a class or one to one training. Being in my own house made me feel comfortable. I was nervous at first to switch on the camera. But I really had nothing to worry about. The class was so relaxing and I forgot I was on camera.”