You may have heard me talk about the various joints in the body that correlate with stability and the ones that correlate with mobility. The hip is one of our mobile joints; a ball in socket joint that allows motion in many planes. Some hips are more mobile than others, this has to do with genetics –  bone and joint structure, tension of ligaments and tendons and even the tension of skin can play a role. This great article by movement fix is about the different structures of human hips and how this dictates our foundational movement.

Stretching your hips is an important part of your fitness routine, especially when you do plenty of squatting, lunging and then sitting during the day! This stretch is very beneficial for hips and may also relieve pain in your low back if tight hips are causing the lumbar spine to over mobilize.

Click here to watch Coach M lead Coach Joel through Deep Hip Stretch – do this before the Piriformis release for extra credit!

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Coach Joel doing the deep hip stretch. See more on our you tube page!

Happy Stretching! :) Coach Michelle

Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Monday 11/30/15

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens class – Coach Briana – Push Pull HIIT!

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens class – Coach Joel – TRX Push Pull HIIT!

6AM Sunup Morga Womens only Class – Coach Michelle  – Push Pull HIIT!

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Michelle & Coach Joel – TRX Push Pull HIIT!

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Briana – Push Pull HIIT!

9:15 AM Rose Court Private Class – Coach Jentry – Push Pull HIIT!

11:00AM Cytosport Boot camp Lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) Push Pull HIIT!

12:00PM Cytosport Boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) Push Pull HIIT!