Fitness Friday – Flossing for Recovery

Regardless of the type of exercise you do, it is unevitable that you will get aches and pains, maybe pull a muscle.  As I am getting older I definitely have to manage the aches and pains, I feel like it is a constant maintenance program.

floss3One of the tools which is really helpful for managing this yourself at home I first head of through Kelly Starret.  It is called “Flossing”.   Basically it uses a band, wrapped around the area creating compression.  floss1Move the area to create blood flow after 90 secs take the band off and the blood flow to the area is increased.  You can find out more about it on Kelly’s website here Mobility WOD   You can floss all areas of your body.  Ankles, knees, calves, quads, forearms, elbows, shoulders …  its really helpful to do before you squat, to get the blood flow to the knees before you get going.  Or if you run, and your calves get a hammering, or your archillies and ankles.floss2

give it a try if you haven’t already, or if you are like me … remember to do it more regularly!

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Running Ambassador Announcement

Its the last day of the school holidays … i took a couple of weeks off blogging, while i was spending the time with my girls, and just taking a break. ambassador

The perfect way to come back to blogging with an exciting announcement.  After putting out a post for a new Running Ambassador to wear and rep the Fit & Style products, I was overwelmed with the number of applications.  There are so many amazing and talented people out there, living their passion and inspiring others (and me)  It was the hardest decision trying to choose someone out of the amazing response.  SOOOOOOOOO …. I have chosen 3!  I just couldn’t narrow it down … lol!

For anyone that missed out, i am sorry … it was the toughest decision ever.  I just wanted you all the be on board … maybe one day when this business grows!  Thanks for taking the time to apply, you will be getting a little gift from me to your email this week :-)

The lucky new Ambassadors are

  • Robyn @running_towards_ny
  • Davina @dkdeegs
  • Sabine @flitzbine

I will be emailing each of you tomorrow with the details (when i am back to work)

have a great Sunday and I look forward to getting back to blogging this week.  Usually I try and share a recipe or something I find useful in my life as a fit mum.  Seen as we are on the topic of runing I will share one of the new Running Charm Necklaces that our new Ambassadors will be getting

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