In my time as a Kinstretch® instructor, I have found difficulty in helping potential participants understand exactly what it is, what it isn’t and why it’s such a powerful system for all things related to movement health. That said, I wanted to discuss a few of the most common misconceptions I have come across. I hope this clears some things up!
- It’s just a “stretching” class
Stretching is a method used to improve your body’s ability to attain a desired position. So, yes, stretching is a huge component of Kinstretch®; BUT, once your body is able to achieve a desired position, it’s important that we teach our body how to exert force (display strength) in that position. That is what we do in Kinstretch®. Kinstretch® is the application of the scientific principles of stretching AND strength. Kinstretch® IS a strength training class.
- It’s easy
Is strength training easy? Of course not. The physical and mental demand is high – just “going through the motions” doesn’t cut it. Want results? You have to be consistent, willing to learn, and have to build a connection between your mind and your movement.
- It’s like Yoga
In my opinion and based on my personal experience as well as the experience many of my participants have expressed to me, Kinstretch® is much more specific and intentional than Yoga. In Kinstretch®, you’ll specifically address the joint restrictions that are stopping you from attaining and moving in and out of the positions you practice in Yoga. The goal of Kinstretch® is not to attain a certain “form” but to to attain better functioning joints. Better functioning joints = a body that is better at the things you do with it.
Ultimately, the best way to understand Kinstretch® is to experience it for yourself. Take a few classes and see what it’s all about, you will thank yourself. If you’re not in my area, reach out and I’ll help you find a Kinstretch® provider near you!
I would love to hear from you! How does your experience with Kinstretch® compare to your initial expectation?