Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ms B is out of the studio

Hello everyone,

Its that time of the year again where I leave you all for a while to work on the ADC Asian Dancesport tour. I will be away on the following dates, and all classes on those dates are canceled.

22nd Feb. - 25th Feb. 2013

27th Feb. - 4th March 2013

Classes on the 26th Feb., Tuesday, will run as normal. All other classes will resume on the 5th March 2013.

You all have 'homework' and practice to do, so don't be lazy and keep working. Remember, only Practice, Persistence & Perseverance (the 3 P's) will turn you into the dancer you want to be.

Be safe now.

Ms B

Sunday, February 3, 2013


"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape"

Warm up before you stretch for improved flexibility

Stretching is perhaps the most important thing you can do to improve your flexibility. However, stretching a muscle without first warming it up will not result in significant long-term improvements in flexibility - and it could lead to damage. If you really want to increase you flexibility, you'll need to stretch when your muscles are warm and elastic. And, if  you want to target specific areas for improvement in flexibility, you will need to develop a flexibility-training program.

In fact, to improve your overall flexibility, the ideal time to stretch a muscle is after you've exercised and raised your body's temperature.  When you're weight training, for example, this would be right after you've performed your strength-training set for that particular muscles group. Your muscles are warm and primed. Some people prefer to save their stretching for their final cool down after they're finished with their entire exercise program, which works well if you're short of time.

Work stretching into your workout

Try stretching throughout a workout after each muscle group has been challenged. At the end of your complete program, take about 10-15 additional minutes for a full-body stretch. This is a great time to simply relax, tune in to your body, and reap the rewards of your gym efforts. Whichever way you prefer, the bottom line is that stretching is good for you and should be incorporated into your workout.