1. How do I enroll and pay for Stretchability classes?
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enrol in the Stretch Basics Class. To register, the following details are required: your name, email and phone contact details, and the class you wish to enrol in. Prefered payment is by bank transfer, bank account details will be provided when you email us. Alternatively you can bring cash payment to class in an envelope with your name and class written on the front. Please discuss any injuries or pre-existing medical conditions before enrolment.
2. How much do the classes cost?
Stretch Basics: $160 per person.
Stretch Therapy: $100 per person.
Posture & Flexibility: $185 (1 class/week); $342 (2 classes/week).
Casual class (available to Intermediate & Advanced students only): $20 per class.
A 10% discount is offered on presentation of all valid concession cards. Only one discount valid at any one time.
You may attend one “Come & Try Class” for $20 (deducted from your term fee when you enroll).
3. Where are the classes held?
Hughes Community Centre Hall, Entrance is from Hughes Pl (North end of the Shops), Hughes. Additional car parking is available behind the shops in Whittle Street. Since March 2020 we also use Zoom in the Hall to allow people to attend remotely if required. At this stage we plan to continue to offer all classes over Zoom as well as face to face.
4. Can I enrol part way through the term?
Enrolments into the Beginners Course are accepted in weeks one, two or three.
Enrolments into Overcome Neck & Back Pain are accepted in weeks one or two.
Partial term enrolments are available for all Intermediate and Advanced classes. Please email us for more details.
5. What should I wear to class?
Please wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement, many people wear track suit pants. Loose shorts can be revealing, wear leggings underneath. In winter layer clothing to maximise comfort and heat retention. We strongly encourage taking shoes and socks off and exercising in bare feet.
6. What should I bring to class?
Please bring your own stretching mat, a large beach towel, a yoga block or similar and a firm cushion. A number of spare mats are available for general use if you forget yours or if you wish to try out some samples before purchasing your own, these will need to be sanitised after use with sanitiser provided. We provide hand sanitiser and wipes and encourage you to bring your own.
7. Can I do a make up class?
The Stretch Basics Class is 9 sequenced lessons with some repetition built in to consolidate skills learnt. Attending all 9 classes is encouraged but not essential. You have the option of doing a make-up class in either of the P&F classes after week five. P&F & Advanced participants may do a make up class in any Stretch Basics, P&F or Advanced class. All make up classes must occur during the same term as the missed class.
8. I have done Yoga/Pilates etc, can I skip Stretch Basics and enrol in a P&F class?
The Stretch Basics class caters for all ages and abilities, to this end we have 4 or 5 version of all exercises and tailor the stretches to suit participants needs. In Stretch Basics class we work our way around the body looking at important stretches and a few strength exercises for postural health, we teach quite a few concepts, techniques and principles unique to Stretch Therapy which significantly improve your ability to stretch including contract relax, reciprocal inhibition and several reflexes. If you would like to try a P&F class or transition to one of the P&F classes part way through term please discuss with your teacher.
If attending the Stretch Basics class on Sundays is not practical for any reason, please contact us so that we can discuss other options and help you get into stretching.
9. Do I need to work with a partner? Why is it beneficial?
Since March 2020 we have not taught partner stretches, we hope to be able to start again in the future. In the mean time we are teaching the many solo stretches in our repertoire and adapting partner our stretches using everyday props to assist you to achieve similar results.
A small portion of the exercises taught do require a partner to assist. (These start in week 4 and consist of approximately 10% of the Stretch Basics Class and spread out over the remaining weeks.) We explicitly teach how to be a gentle & helpful partner and ensure you are in control at all times.
Stretching with a partner is very beneficial. They can provide you with feedback about your form, assist you stretch hard to get at muscles and help you get a more effective stretch for large muscles. Some people like to enrol with a friend they are comfortable working with in class. A stretch partner who also learns the exercises can also help you with your favourite stretches at home, sports club or in the workplace. This is a great way to expand on the benefits of a Stretch Therapy class but it is not necessary as most enrolments are made by individuals. If you prefer not to do partner stretches please let us know and we will find alternative exercises for you.