Happy Spring Break!
Just a reminder, the studio will be CLOSED for Spring Break March 25-31. See below for some tips from our Director on how to return from spring break feeling refreshed without losing any momentum so that you’re ready to jump back into class injury free!
STRETCH - Try to stretch at least once every day. Even if it’s only 10 min. If I only have a little bit of time to stretch for the day I prefer to do it in the middle of the day. This may be different for every dancer, but my body feels the most awake after I’ve been up and moving around for a bit. I do not like stretching first thing in the morning unless I’ve done some cardio first. You should never stretch when you’re cold. Be sure to warm up your joints first to get the synovial fluid moving, and then begin stretching the muscles. Using a tennis ball, massage stick or a foam roller will help loosen up fascia as well and help with your stretching. You can find these products HERE and they fit perfectly in your travel bag!
RELAX - Much easier said than done, especially for a dancer who is used to constantly multitasking! Your body and your mind both need rest to recover and recharge. Take some time to pamper yourself, and disconnect for a bit! No facebook, no instagram, no PHONE! Try to relax, breathe and enjoy the quiet!
FUEL - Fuel your body with healthy food! Not to say that you can’t enjoy a treat now and then. It is vacation after all! Just make sure that you’re making smart choices when it comes to your meals. Food is a direct link to your energy level. When you eat clean, you’ll have more energy when you get back to the studio! If all you eat is junk, you’ll be dragging yourself back in to class. There’s no secret recipe to this one. Eat well, feel well.
Have a GREAT Spring Break PEAK Families! We’ll see you back in class on April 1st!