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J.ROUGE-OLOGY OF EXERCISE 

As much as everyone is aware of the importance of exercise, it is equally important to know that without proper technique taught by a qualified instructor, you may be doing more harm to your body than good.  For example, if you are jumping continually in a class that can lead to premature fatigue or injury to the muscles of the foot and lower leg, leading to overactive muscles that create imbalances. Even though this may feel like a “good workout” since the body is moving so much, it is a poor design of fitness.  When fitness sessions are not balanced, individuals’ posture will not be either. J.Rouge instructors are all certified and knowledgeable of what to do and equally as important, what not to do to create the best fitness classes for our clients. Overall, the key to avoiding injuries is to implement workouts that incorporate a variety of movement patterns and provide equal training time for each muscle group. Our unique blend of classes offer training that will give your whole self muscular balance. 

 

Several studies have shown that emotions play a role in posture.  If one is sad and depressed that will have a negative influence on posture and on the contrary improving a person’s emotional state will improve posture.  The positive effects of exercise on mood are often immediately apparent in a person’s posture.

 

Exercise is crucial in maintaining muscle strength, coordination, and balance, which help to prevent falls and related fractures. It helps prevent Kinetic chain dysfunction.  Kinetic chain dysfunction occurs from our daily repetitive movements and frequent lack of movement. Other contributors to this dysfunction can be injury and medical issues.  Performing the same movement on a regular basis can alter the kinetic chain. 

 

Common Daily Repetitive Movements:

 

  • Talking on the phone and holding it to the same ear each time

  • Driving a car with the right foot externally rotated on the gas pedal

  • Working on a computer or laptop

  • Wearing high-heeled shoe or boots

  • Carrying a backpack or purse only on one shoulder