Hot Feet Fitness Stretch is an enjoyable, low intensity, 21-51 minute full body stretch in a studio that is about 90 degrees with 35% - 40% humidity. It is most closely characterized as a self-massage. If you are healing or just starting to venture into regular exercise then the HFF Stretch is a good starting point.
Körper Stretch is a instructor lead full body stretch class.
Self Stretch is self lead using pre-designed stretch routines.
Note: HFF Self-Stretch classes happen simultaneously with HFF Workout classes. Be sure to mention to the trainer that you want to do the stretch class when you arrive.
The heat is helpful in allowing the body to go deeper into stretches safely, minimizing risk of injury by increasing elasticity of the muscles, ligaments and tendons, allowing greater flexibility with a lower risk of injury. The heat also facilitates sweating, detoxifying through the pores and skin – the body’s largest eliminating organ. Heat increases cardiovascular activity. The duration enables us to get moving daily in a fitness and health routine while also fitting into a busy schedule. Combine a stretch class with an adjacent workout or yoga class for maximum efficiency. Or, just enjoy the stretch as you get used to the heat and begin to feel your body again.
Muscles aren’t the only beneficiaries of the heat. Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system, meaning that messages are carried more rapidly to and from the brain or spinal cord. Warm muscles are more elastic and are less susceptible to injury. Warmer temperatures produce a more fluid stretch, allowing for a greater range of motion. Cold muscles don’t absorb shock and impact as well and do not stretch as easily, so cold muscles get injured more readily.