3 reasons to focus on mobility

Mobility training is a crucial aspect of any fitness offering as it increases the range of motion and controls the muscles around each joint, reducing the risk of injury, promoting good posture, and building strength and power. Incorporating mobility training into your fitness program not only benefits your clients but also makes good business sense by reducing the chance of cancellations and increasing referrals.

Written by
Alex Pellew
Published on
March 24, 2023

How much of your fitness offering is about mobility?

You know the drill. It’s more than stretching. More than flexibility. More than lengthening muscles. Mobility training increases the range of motion and controls the muscles around each joint, helping your clients move more dynamically.

Whether you focus on HIIT, yoga, weights, this is a discipline everyone can benefit from. Not only do your clients get more from their workouts, how they move can also reduce the risk of injury. So, as well as good training practice, incorporating mobility training into your offering also makes good business sense.

Think about it. By minimising the risk of your clients getting strains, sprains or other injuries, you’re reducing the chance of them cancelling sessions or classes. And by maximising your results and helping clients surpass their fitness goals, you increase your referrals, with clients keen to share their success stories with family and friends.

Good news for your bottom line and a definite win-win.

Why mobility matters

Here are just three ways regular mobility work can help your clients reach their peak fitness.

1 Building strength and power

Mobility exercises strengthen muscles to some degree, but the real selling point is that they work as a strengthening aid. In other words, they let us achieve the best positions when doing certain exercises. The better our exercise position, the more we get out of it.

We should think of mobility training as a way to super-charge our strength and conditioning work. For example, good ankle mobility means better balance and better performance during squats and deadlifts. While good shoulder mobility means better results from an overhead press.

2 Reducing risk of injury

It’s easy to pick up a strain from overworking certain areas. Tight tendons can quickly become tighter, less-active muscles can soon become less balanced. Rest days help the body readjust. Better still, mobility work helps reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring in the first place.

Research suggests that mobility training can reduce the risk of muscle strains and tears. Which also suggests a lack of mobility training can increase the risk of injury. Essentially, a greater range of motion gives us a better understanding of the movement, capabilities and limits of our bodies.

3 Promoting good posture

Whether scrolling on a phone, sitting at a desk, or carrying a heavy bag, modern life can play havoc with our posture. So, it’s good to know that mobility training can help us move more easily in our daily lives. By increasing flexibility in the muscles that affect the alignment of our spines, it can help us sit straighter, walk taller, and breathe more deeply.

As your clients’ health and fitness goes from strength to strength, so too will your opportunities to promote your business. Ready to grow your startup faster and smarter? Until’s state-of-the-art training facilities and professional community means you can offer your clients a full-body package.

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