Basic Stretches video series by personal trainer, Margie Weiss - Introduction to Stretching
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Margie Weiss: My name is Margie Weiss. I've been in the fitness industry for about 38 years. I've been a National Champion in Gymnastics, I have owned my own gyms and I've been an Aerobics Director, the Group Fitness Director for number of gyms. I'm also a Personal Trainer. I train a lot of young athletes. I've noticed that the one thing that they tend not to do, which they should is stretch. There are three forms of fitness; Cardio, Strength and Flexibility. Its one-third of the fitness components and it needs to be done everyday, no matter whether you're aged two or 90, whether you're an international level athlete or the general public, you still need to stretch. The main reason for that is injury prevention. It also helps to increase your range of motions, so that if you want to get stronger you also need to become more flexible. So, without further due we're going to start on basic stretching.