Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Classes

The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.

Over the past few decades many experts have advocated that stretching should last up to 60 seconds. For years, this prolonged static stretching technique was the gold standard. However, prolonged static stretching actually decreases the blood flow within the tissue creating localized ischemia (inadequate blood supply) and lactic acid buildup. This can potentially cause irritation or injury of local muscular, tendinous, lymphatic, as well as neural tissues.  The resulting effect can be similar to trauma and overuse syndromes.

Performing an Active Isolated Stretch of no longer than two seconds allows the target muscles to optimally lengthen without causing trauma to the reciprocal antagonistic muscle contraction. These stretches provide maximum benefit and can be accomplished without opposing tension or resulting trauma.

Strength and Fitness Training Center
  • Specific stretching exercises to promote range of motion, restore and develop brain-muscle connectivity and increase muscle flexibility.
  • Reduce stress and pain
  • Counter the effects of poor stretching as that can increase the risk of joint, muscle and connective tissue damage.
  • Gentle class of specific movement
  • Invigorate the Circulator, Respiratory and Neuromuscular system.
  • Designed for all individuals including those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s,
  • Helps to relieve low back pain

Class size limited to 10 participants

  • 75 minute classes

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