Contortion is a circus art in which the body is brought into seemingly impossible positions through stretching. Through special stretching and strengthening exercises, the body is gradually conditioned to get into deep stretches and to be able to hold them. Everyone can work on their personal flexibility level in a healthy way – whether overly flexible or not doesn’t matter!
Our Wednesday contortion class is for anyone who has no previous experience with contortion or flexibility training and wants a healthy increase in their back, hip and shoulder flexibility. We will work on releasing tension, getting deeper and more confident in our stretches, and specifically build the holding muscles needed to hold a nice bridge. Occasionally front and sidesplits may be worked on, but the focus is on back flexibility.
The workout will consist of a cardio warmup, dynamic and active/passive stretching exercises, PNF stretching and strength building. The exercises will be customized to your level/needs. ATTENTION: Prerequisite is that there is no damage to the spine, acute injuries or chronic inflammation! Be prepared to sweat 😉
I myself have benefited from contortion training in many ways: increased well-being, healthy posture, less tension, back problems are passé and also my dance technique has improved greatly – so it’s worth it!
Please register for this class in our class calendar. Here you can book specific dates and you can also pay online. If you are a contract member of motion*s the booking is free of charge for you. Be at the studio about 15 minutes prior to the start time and sign in for the class at the front desk. More questions you might have you'll find answers to in our FAQ.
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