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Due to essential works required for Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre, the ground floor change rooms and indoor 25m pool hall mechanical ventilation system will be offline from Tuesday 14th November 2023 through to Friday 24th November 2023. Temporary measures will be put into place during this period including portable units in the change rooms and a slight increase in 25m pool temperature. In order to control air quality and humidity, the indoor 25m pool hall air temperature may be cooler than usual, dependant on weather. No other areas are expected to be affected. Thank you for your understanding.
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How Stretching Can Enhance Your Fitness Goals 

Improving your body’s flexibility through stretching has numerous advantages for your physical health. It helps you move more freely and with greater ease, while also enhancing your strength and balance. Stretching regularly can increase your range of motion, improve your balance, and boost your flexibility.  

Benefits of Flexibility 

Improved flexibility offers a multitude of physical advantages and can greatly enhance your overall health. Let’s see some ways that increased flexibility is bound to benefit you. 

1. Less discomfort: Your body will probably feel more comfortable in general when you focus on stretching and opening your muscles. With looser and more relaxed muscles, you’ll have less discomfort and fewer aches. Additionally, you might decrease the chances of getting muscle cramps.

2. Reduces Risk of Injuries: By building strength and flexibility in your body, you’ll be better equipped to handle physical strain. Additionally, you’ll eliminate any muscle imbalances, thereby minimising the likelihood of sustaining injuries during physical activities. Rectifying these imbalances involves a combination of strengthening the underactive muscles and stretching the overactive ones. 

3. Positive Mindset: Frequently practicing stretching poses can help opening up your body, leading to a sense of calm & relaxation. The benefits for your body can also translate into a more relaxed state of mind, making it easier to de-stress. 

4. Build strength: Building up your strength is crucial as you enhance your flexibility. This will help your muscles maintain the necessary tension to support your body and movements, ultimately leading to improved physical fitness. 

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5. Improves in Posture & Balance: By putting effort into enhancing your muscular flexibility, you’ll notice a significant improvement in how you carry yourself. Regular exercise helps align your body correctly and fix any imbalances. On top of that, you’ll find it much more comfortable to sit or stand in different positions thanks to your increased range of motion. Give yoga a try, as it’s known to work wonders for balance improvement. 

6. Enhances Physical Abilities: When you enhance your flexibility and increase your range of motion, you’ll notice an improvement in your physical performance. This is because your muscles are able to work more efficiently. 

Pay attention while stretching! 

It’s crucial to pay attention to your body when stretching. If you experience pain or discomfort, it’s best to stop right away to avoid muscle strain or injury. Stretch until you feel the discomfort and hold that position. With regular practice, you’ll improve your flexibility quickly. Spending just 30 minutes a week on stretching can greatly enhance your flexibility in the long run. Having good flexibility comes with many advantages, with the most significant one being an improved quality of life. The best part is, it’s never too late to begin. 

Achieve your Fitness Goals at Angelo Anestis Aquatic Centre! 

Yoga can be extremely useful when it comes to improving flexibility. It’s important to remember that while yoga can be beneficial for weight loss, it’s most effective when combined with a balanced diet and other types of physical activities. The key to success lies in being consistent and patient. 

Maximize your results by maintaining a balanced diet and incorporating various physical activities into your routine. Join our group fitness sessions and take charge of your fitness journey today! 

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