A movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility and USABLE ranges of motion.
Unlocking Movement Potential with KINSTRETCH®
As New Zealand’s first providers of KINSTRETCH® , the system is one born out of scientific research. Based on a meticulous and rigorous investigation of evidence, conducted by physical conditioning and medical experts, as it pertains to body control, injury prevention, joint health, and physical longevity.
KINSTRETCH® practice is complete with a self-assessment system allowing you the ability to monitor your own body for dysfunction that may be causing pain, loss of performance, or that may be putting you at an increased chance of injury.
One of the most crucial differences between KINSTRETCH® and other approaches is utilising active range of motion or mobility training, to build your foundation.
Instead of owning or getting a better position in your chosen regime i.e. yoga, squat etc., we are improving the OVERALL capacity of your hips, knees, ankles etc. in isolation and as chains. When this happens that pose gets easier and the bottom of that squat is deeper and stronger.
The goal of KINSTRETCH® is never to REPLACE Crossfit, Cycling, yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Rugby, Netball, Powerlifting or anything else you love to do.
If you are working with us in other capacities, or with another trainer away from Restore, this is meant to 100% supplement that training and add to your weekly routines.
Our mission is to make sure your body is prepared, maintained, and set up for the highest level of success possible; Prehabilitation.
Our classes are run as drop in sessions or as 6 week blocks in maximum groups of 10 to ensure we add the individuality and provide the tools you need to accomplish your goals.
Alternatively if you need more flexibility you can sign-up for our Online Kinstretch Classes here
When were you last assessed for your pre-requisites?
Pre-requisites = “The required capacity across all associated joints to perform a movement outcome safely.”
If you cannot actively achieve a position without weight, then adding weight is not a quality long term strategy.
Exercise is an invention. The average human lifestyle currently does not prepare the body for the majority of exercises being performed in the gym, on the Yoga mats or on Reformers.
Here is a quote to highlight the importance of prerequisites within a Crossfit scenario.
“If you have a room full of 100 random people and you say the exercise for the day is overhead squats, the fact that you’re clearing 100 people randomly to do overhead squats says a lot about how well you understand prerequisites. … give me a random sample of 100 people, I’d say maybe 5 or 10 have what is necessary to do that safely.” – Dr. Andreo Spina
The truth is most personal trainers or instructors are not operating on this level of efficiency.
If you are not aware of your pre-requisite requirements, how do you know what to prioritise? Is the approach you are taking or being provided successful? Do you know when it is time to progress?
In our KINSTRETCH® classes, you will learn how to assess your own joint function and find out where your opportunities lie, so that you can train it appropriately as an individual.
We start every class with CARs (controlled articular rotations) to assess how our joints are feeling. CARs are a KEY foundation, they will feel differently day to day and surprise you in doing so.
They can be used as an assessment tool, to warm up for your workout, yoga etc., or strength training to keep the range of motion you do own strong and safe.
Mobility is Strength; Mobility is Preventative Health Care.
KINSTRETCH® is often times referred to as strength training for your joints. Like any statement, this means something unique to everyone it is good as a simple translation to someone new to mobility training.
Mobility training is not using a band to “pull” your joints and soft tissue apart, or performing a single leg squat. Mobility training is not “mobilising” tissue with a foam roller, a hand or any other implement.
Mobility training is meant to expand your usable range of motion, providing movement variability. Using your current full range of motion requires work and effort from all of the body’s systems, therefore expanding these motions means it will also be hard work.
After completing CARs, we hop right in to training. Depending on the class, we might be looking to expand a range that is limited like hip internal rotation (most people are limited here) or we might look to strengthen the ranges we already have with holds and hovers. Either way, expect to work up a sweat and be surprised how you can be working so hard without actually moving at all.
Your Instructor knows that to maintain your body’s function, it often means doing more than a few classes per week. As such, part of the KINSTRETCH® methodology is dedicated to home exercise assignment to promote joint health and longevity.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 10% of the New Zealand population. The ever growing research continues to credit strength training and daily movement as the best way to combat OA and many other common conditions.
To quote Dr. Spina “Force is the language of cells” and “If you do not use it, you lose it.”
KINSTRETCH® is the systematic implementation of internal and external loading to maintain and improve your joints. Its never too late or early to start.