The 9 Stretches For Flexibility Trainers Always Recommend

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9 stretches for flexibility trainers always recommend.
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Stretching can do everything from ease aches and pains to boost athletic performance. That’s because it keeps your body bendy and limber, says FORWARD__Space instructor Rachel Warren. To help you reap all the benefits, trainers share their go-to stretches for flexibility.


Stretch Often

Stretching most days — even just for five minutes — is necessary to get and stay flexible, says Youmie Jean Francois, CEO of wellness company Flex-n-Fly. Warren recommends holding stretches for 30 to 90 seconds to get the most out of them.