Improve flexibility to maximize workouts

- Fitness expert Jodi Stern discussed the importance of flexibility when it comes to maximizing workouts in her studio at Pilates Plus Tuesday on News 8 at Sunrise.

Stern demonstrated how something as small as a tennis ball under your heel and arch can help your body stretch and improve the quality of your workouts.  She said a ball can be used to loosen up any part of your body. 

Stern said begin by holding a position, relax, and then create some movement.  Start with the frontline of your body, transition to the sideline of your body and finish up with the backline of your body as you stretch.

Think of it as a deep tissue massage said Stern.  Getting a good stretch after a workout is imporant because when your muscles are warmed up, that's when you can create added flexibility.

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