Stretching

STRETCHWORKS

Specialised fitness programme using stretching and strengthening exercises that are adapted to individual needs and ability.

There are numerous long-term benefits of Stretchworks regardless of age or ability. The class brings together members in a friendly, supportive environment and is one of the most popular classes within our club.

As well as helping those with overall fitness and rehabilitative care, Stretchworks welcomes GP and psychotherapists' referrals. GPs can refer for specific health issues including MS, osteo/rheumatoid arthritis, and post operative mastectomy for breast cancer. Psychotherapists can refer for depression and other emotional issues.

Here at The Hogarth Health Club, Chiswick, our Stretchworks classes are designed for beginners, intermediate and advance levels.

Alison Evans, founder of Stretchworks, began developing this exercise programme over 30 years ago. Having initially trained and worked extensively as a professional dancer with top choreographers including Arlene Phillips, and teaching at the Pineapple Studios, Alison started to explore alternative approaches after seeing the numerous injuries dancers were sustaining.

Initially she was asked to work with athletes and dancers and, as they were experiencing fewer injuries and recuperating relatively quicker, Alison was soon brought to the attention of elite athletes: spending 3 years with a Premiership Football Club, and working with Torvill and Dean as they prepared for their 1994 Olympic comeback.

With growing demand for Stretchworks, and seeing the numerous long-term benefits both physically and emotionally, Alison developed the work further so everyone could benefit from Stretchworks, regardless of age or ability. As well as helping those with overall fitness and rehabilitative care, Stretchworks now welcomes clients through GP referral, and through psychotherapists for depression and other emotional issues.

In response to the overwhelming demand for Stretchworks, Alison released a Stretchworks General level fitness DVD, and is now preparing a teacher-training course in collaboration with medical practitioners to train up future Stretchworks Instructors across the UK.

For more information please visit www.stretchworks.co.uk

General Level Stretchworks

Stretchworks offers you a unique exercise programme endorsed and supported by medical practitioners and psychotherapists. Based on 30 years experience, and created by ex dancer Alison Evans, Stretchworks is highly regarded amongst elite athletes and dancers, and designed to be adapted for any age and any ability.

Stretchworks introduces sequences of controlled stretching and strengthening exercises specifically devised to flow one into the other to enable you to achieve the long-term benefits of being supple and strong, aligned and balanced. Stretchworks is straightforward and easy to understand. It doesn’t impose rigid exercise disciplines but adapts to your needs and ability so each exercise can be taken at your own pace, and in your own way.

With growing and established research exploring the relationship between the emotional and physical and their impact on our general health, Stretchworks is at the forefront in delivering a unique approach that influences all these aspects, directly contributing to the overall wellbeing of the individual. As you will discover, the benefits of controlled stretching are limitless and play a pivotal role in helping you achieve and maintain optimum fitness for life!

For more information please visit www.stretchworks.co.uk

Intermediate level Stretchworks

This class is designed for the intermediate Stretchworks student. If you would like to attend please check with your instructor Alison to find out if this level is suitable for you.

Stretchworks offers you a unique exercise programme endorsed and supported by medical practitioners and psychotherapists. Based on 30 years experience, and created by ex dancer Alison Evans, Stretchworks is highly regarded amongst elite athletes and dancers, and designed to be adapted for any age and any ability. 

Intermediate Stretchworks builds on the general level Stretchworks. While the sequences involve controlled stretching and strengthening exercises, the feel of this more advanced class is pacier and geared towards building on the strength of the abdominals, leg work and overall dynamic strength. The flow of each exercise will enable you to achieve the long-term benefits of being supple and strong, aligned and balanced. As you will discover, the benefits of controlled stretching are limitless and play a pivotal role in helping you achieve and maintain optimum fitness for life!

Advanced level Stretchworks

This class is designed for the advanced Stretchworks student. If you would like to attend please check with your instructor Alison to find out if this level is suitable for you.

Stretchworks offers you a unique exercise programme endorsed and supported by medical practitioners and psychotherapists. Based on 30 years experience, and created by ex dancer Alison Evans, Stretchworks is highly regarded amongst elite athletes and dancers, and designed to be adapted for any age and any ability. 

Advanced Stretchworks builds on the intermediate level Stretchworks. While the sequences involve controlled stretching and strengthening exercises, the feel of this more advanced class is pacier and geared towards building on the strength of the abdominals, leg work and overall dynamic strength. The flow of each exercise will enable you to achieve the long-term benefits of being supple and strong, aligned and balanced. As you will discover, the benefits of controlled stretching are limitless and play a pivotal role in helping you achieve and maintain optimum fitness for life!

Call The Hogarth today for further information or to arrange a personal tour:

020 8994 0500 or Email us