Bellingham Athletic Club

Easy on the Knees

Are your knees giving you trouble? Knees are the most commonly injured joints in the body. Considering that when you simply walk up stairs, the pressure across your knee joints is four times your body weight, it isn’t surprising. Simple everyday wear and tear can end up hurting your mobility.

The knee is a hinge joint that permits only slight side to side and rotational movement. When those movements are excessive, bad things happen to good ligaments. So, at the knee, the concern is for having sufficient stability.

It’s not too late! Like a rusty door hinge, with care and maintenance, your knees can be trouble free.
Even if you already experience problems, exercising the muscles surrounding the knee joints— Quadriceps (front of thigh), Hamstrings (back of thigh), Abductor (outside thigh), and Adductor (inside thigh) —will help make your knees stronger and less susceptible to injury. Exercise keeps your joints from stiffening and provides needed support, making movement easier and reducing pain.

In this mini workshop we will focus on increasing the strength of the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the knee joint while also improving range of motion at the hips. We will explore positions and exercises you can do to both stretch and strengthen the knee area thereby improving knee stability.

Bring a note pad to jot down ideas or Ah-Ha! Moments!

Where: Cordata Studio
When: April 30th, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $20 – members
$30 – non-members