Prehabilitation is ongoing, mobility-focused training that helps to prevent injuries before they occur. It often involves the same kind of gentle stretching, stabilizing and strengthening, and massage work that we see in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and it targets muscle groups and joints that are subject to the most strain during your training.
In February, we’re kicking off a brand new program at Valkyrie WMAA that makes our fitness material accessible on a busy schedule or a tight budget. 1-hour Valkyrie Fitness classes now run Monday – Friday at 7am and 12pm, and at 5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Drop-in is only $10/class!
Rolls are a great way to warm up your entire body before a high-intensity activity like grappling; to work on your mobility and proprioception and get your back loosened up before a warmup; or to relax, have a little fun, and get yourself into the right headspace before training. Forward and backward rolls can build an escalating group warmup or provide a foundation for slower mobility work, while shoulder rolls are a vital tool for any martial artist wanting to learn to fall and handle throws safely.