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® , we’re thrilled to be New Zealand’s trailblazers in bringing you options that are not just a fitness fad – it’s rooted in some serious scientific smarts. Think meticulous research, backed by physical conditioning and medical experts, all geared towards body control, preventing injuries, nurturing joint health, and ensuring you keep moving for the long haul.
KINSTRETCH® isn’t just a workout; it’s a lifestyle. We’ve got this nifty self-assessment system that’s like having your body’s personal GPS. It helps you spot any hitches causing pain, performance hiccups, or a risk of injury.
Now, let’s talk game-changer. KINSTRETCH® flips the script by going beyond the usual suspects like yoga poses and squats. We’re talking about upgrading your overall hip, knee, ankle game – breaking it down and building it back up stronger. Picture that squat going deeper, stronger, and smoother – thanks to your newfound mobility.
Oh, and guess what? KINSTRETCH® isn’t out to replace your beloved workouts – whether it’s Crossfit, cycling, yoga, or anything else you adore. We’re here to complement your training, to give it that extra oomph and make sure you’re prepped for success.
Our classes? They’re your playground. Join us for drop-ins or dive into a 6-week journey with a small crew of 10. Why? Because we’re all about the individual touch, providing you with the tools that match your goals.
And if your schedule’s jam-packed, we’ve got you covered too. Our Online KINSTRETCH® Classes are just a click away.
So, whether you’re a fitness junkie or just taking the first step, welcome to a world of movement that’s all about setting you up for greatness. Your journey to prehabilitation starts here. Let’s make it epic.
When were you last assessed for your pre-requisites?
Pre-requisites? They’re the name of the game – it’s all about having the required capacity in your joints to pull off a movement safely.
If you can’t nail a position without weights, adding weights is not the smartest long-term plan.
Here’s a cold, hard truth: the exercises we see in the gym, on yoga mats, or with those fancy Reformers – they’re all inventions. But guess what? Our regular human lives aren’t really preparing us for these moves.
Brace yourself for some wisdom; Imagine you’re in a Crossfit scenario, and the exercise du jour is overhead squats.
“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
Many personal trainers and instructors aren’t quite up to speed on this level of efficiency.
If you’re clueless about your pre-requisites, you’re kind of shooting in the dark. Are your efforts paying off? Is your approach hitting the mark? And when’s the right time to up your game?
Enter our KINSTRETCH® classes, your ultimate guide to unlocking your joint potential. We kick things off with CARs (controlled articular rotations) – they’re like the secret sauce of our classes. These assess how your joints are feeling on any given day. Some days they’ll surprise you, other days they’ll give you a thumbs-up.
You can use CARs as warm-up before your workout, yoga session, or strength training. They keep your range of motion strong and steady, like your trusty sidekick.
So, if you’re ready to level up your movement game, dive into our KINSTRETCH® classes. Get to know your body, unlock your potential, and never look back. Your journey to smarter, safer, and stronger ability to move different starts here.
Mobility is Strength; Mobility is Preventative Health Care.
Let’s break it down. KINSTRETCH® is like the strength training your joints have been waiting for. Just like any epic statement, it means something special to each of us. It’s the go-to translation for those new to mobility training – a doorway to a world of movement magic.
Mobility training isn’t about yanking your joints or tissues apart with bands, or doing one-legged squats like it’s a circus act. Nope, it’s not about using foam rollers or hands to “mobilise” your tissues either. Mobility training is about expanding your range of motion, unleashing a whole new world of movement variety.
And guess what? It’s not a walk in the park. Using your full range of motion requires some serious teamwork from all your body’s systems. Expanding it? Well, that’s a sweat-inducing journey right there.
After we’ve tackled those all-important CARs (controlled articular rotations), it’s game time. Depending on the class, we might be boosting a range that’s been slacking off, like hip internal rotation (a common culprit for most folks). Or we could be diving into strengthening the ranges we’ve already got, with some holds and hovers. And let us tell you, prepare to be blown away by how you can be busting a move without actually moving an inch.
Keeping your body in tiptop shape isn’t just a one-class wonder. That’s why part of the KINSTRETCH® magic is all about home exercise assignments. Yep, we’re talking about promoting joint health and making those joints feel like they’ve struck gold in the longevity department.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the pesky joint condition that bothers nearly 10% of New Zealand’s population. But guess what? The research drum keeps on banging the same tune: strength training and daily movement are the superhero duo to kick OA and many other issues to the curb.
The wise words of it’s creator Dr. Spina: “Force is the language of cells,” and “If you do not use it, you lose it.”
KINSTRETCH® is your ticket to systematic greatness. It’s about loading up your joints – inside and out – to keep ’em kicking and improve their game. It’s never too early or too late to jump on board. Your joints are ready to take on the world, one KINSTRETCH® move at a time.