What’s the most important part of any workout? Is it the exercises? The number of reps? Or could it possibly be the post-workout nutrition? While all of these pieces are integral to each workout, we would argue that the most important step of a workout is often the one most forgotten about: stretching. Whether you think you need a personal trainer for stretching or not, a stretching coach could be exactly what you need to get the most out of your workouts and improve your recovery time.
It’s easy to assume that flexibility is only important for gymnasts and dancers who have to do the splits. Did you know that flexibility actually plays a role in the basic actions that you perform every day? To lean down to pick your purse or briefcase up off the floor, you need flexibility. To twist in your chair and grab the ringing phone, you guessed it, you need flexibility. To get those stray hairs down by your ankle, you need to have some flexibility.