Using a stick for training has always been widely popular and is regularly used in gyms for sports training and by rehabilitation specialists and physiotherapists. The ‘Gymstick’ was created when it was realised that by adding bands to the stick it proved to be a successful way of adding resistance to the exercises.
When using the Gymstick the whole body is actively involved, even though the focus maybe on a specific muscle group. The hands and feet are connected and due to the angle and line of pull from the bands, this facilitates optimal efficient joint positioning. The Gymstick challenges balance by changing the forces on the body and will effectively encourage greater synergy of muscle action.
We hope to introduce this class to you in September, so please refer to our Fitness Timetable at the Retreat Spa Reception for the start date.