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Improving Your Flexibility and Balance. Alexa Appignani. Why is Flexibility Important?. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Tight muscles = pain or difficulty in simple, everyday tasks. . Why Is Balance Important?. ACSM states,

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why is flexibility important
Why is Flexibility Important?
  • According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM):

Tight muscles = pain or difficulty in simple, everyday tasks.

why is balance important
Why Is Balance Important?
  • ACSM states,

“Poor balance is known to increase risk of falling in older people as well as affect sports performance in younger individuals.”

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Goal
  • To inform audience about unique equipment to increase balance and flexibility in clients.
bosu ball
Bosu Ball
  • Cost: $120+
  • Description: Latex free burst resistant material holds up to 350 lbs. Weighs less than 14 lbs. Measures 25" in diameter and 12" high when fully inflated
  • Purpose: To improve balance
  • Use/Value: The BOSU Exercise Ball is a versatile training device for balance, core stability and proprioception training
  • Buy it Here: http://www.performbetter.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_10151_10751_1003510_-1_1000532_1000501_1000501_ProductDisplayErrorView
stability balls
Stability Balls
  • Cost: $25-$75
  • Description:An air-filled ball constructed of elastic PVC which measure 35 to 85 cm
  • Purpose: To improve balance and range of motion by developing intramuscular coordination.
  • Use/Value: Can be used in a variety of ways to focus on balance and increasing difficulty in exercises.
  • Buy it here: Any sporting good store or online at www.dickssportinggoods.com
stretch rite
Stretch-Rite
  • Cost:$30.00
  • Description:ergonomically designed handgrips that allow you to stretch comfortably, increase your range of motion in stages and visually monitor your progress.
  • Purpose: To improve Flexibility
  • Use/Value:TheStretchRite gives you a safer, more effective way to improve flexibility and get total body relief for sore tight muscles.
  • http://www.healthmegamall.com/prodView-Stretch-Rite_c11444_p235762.htm
the stretch cage
The Stretch Cage
  • Cost: $2000-$2500+
  • Description: Revolutionary equipment that provides a natural approach to flexibility training
  • Purpose: The revolutionary TRUE Stretch provides a dedicated, self-contained stretching area that allows users a safe platform for comprehensive stretching to increase flexibility and reduce the risk of injury
  • Use/Value: TRUE Stretch eliminates the need for floor-based stretching or leaning uncomfortably over other equipment or an exercise ball.
  • Buy it Here: http://www.gymsource.com/true-stretch-cage?gdftrk=gdfV27640_a_7c1255_a_7c3158_a_7cTRU_d_STRETCH&gclid=CJ2N8cKDrboCFZSk4Aodpg8AXQ
mayo clinic software
Mayo Clinic Software
  • Simple balance and stretching exercises to work on at home with little to no equipment

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/balance-exercises/SM00049&slide=6

conclusion
Conclusion
  • These tools will allow for a well rounded facility without JUST weight training equipment
  • Cheap and effective equipment will be a positive asset to invest in
  • Unique designs will make for a more engaged clientele
references
References
  • http://www.acsm.org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/improving-your-flexibility-and-balance