8:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Get Bendy!

Maya Dance and Fitness (Unit 8D, Merton Road, Bristol, BS7 8TL, GB)
(Unit 8D, Merton Road, Bristol, BS7 8TL, GB)

Whether you are a flexibility fanatic or just starting to dip your toes into the delights of flexibility training, Get Bendy! caters to all levels to help you towards achieving your flexibility goals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The aim of this class is to develop body awareness to unlock existing flexibility and then increase the range of movement in the shoulders/back through a series of effective yet controlled stretches.

The classes include:
- An energetic warm up to start mobilising the joints, get our hearts pumping and wake up our nervous systems.
- A variety of static, dynamic and ballistic stretches, including many of my favourite PNF and partner stretches, with a strong emphasis on learning safe technique to mitigate against injury.
- Exploring the relationship between the body and mind, including ways to "trick" our brain into permitting extra range of motion and how to recognise when limits have been reached.
- Utilising foam rollers, blocks and yoga straps to facilitate progress.
- Developing muscle strength to protect the joints and muscles from risk of injury.
- A calming cool down to rest our bodies and minds to initiate recovery.

All exercises are taught with a range of progressions and regressions to ensure everyone can train at their own level and pace.

Maya Dance and Fitness