Gymchat 197 - Stretching & Warming Up (with Conor Doherty)

The various ways to get your stretch on.


Stretching and Warming Up. We all know we should be doing some, but when? How? And perhaps most important : does it actually help?
This week we're going to discuss the various ways to get your stretch on, how to warm up and why you might want to do a little of both. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Certified Athletic Trainer Conor Doherty. Fantastic.

NB : I'm very keen to hear both Conor's thinking on these areas, and yours. If you've got questions or opinions on stretching or warming up, join us on the Hangout. Here's how.


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Details -

Who : Certified Athletic Trainer Conor Doherty, Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine and you.
Topic : Stretching & Warming Up
When : Friday Feb 15, 9pm EST
How : Google+ Hangout. If you've never been to one, here's how to take part.
URL : We'll be announcing this shortly - both here on the blog and on Google+ itself.

NB : If you're keen to fire in a question or three, be sure to get there early. In addition to Kirk and the Interviewee, only the first 8 people to join us on the Hangout (and here's how) will be able to join in the conversation. Everyone else will be able to watch, but not ask questions.

See you there.





Previously : In Gymchat 195 we talked about 'Fitness Over 40', with Corporate Trainer Kevin Redman and Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. Great discussion.

If you missed the broadcast, the full video is available over on Kirk's Youtube Channel. That's also the best place to subscribe to the videos directly, and to see previous discussions.




If you'd like to suggest a future topic, or schedule an interview for one of the upcoming discussions, you can send us a message privately here, or swing by our Community site on Google+. Look forward to hearing from you.


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