Use March As a Chance to Help Yourself to a More Mobile Life!

Let’s “March” into a more mobile life through MissionFiT’s newest challenge, focused on Mobility.  As we know, MissionFiT’s RESTORE class is an opportunity for you to stretch your boundaries by getting your body flexible and mobile.  Since the RESTORE class started up in January, several athletes have taken the time to “stretch” themselves physically & mentally.

March?  Maybe I Need A More Mobile Life All Year…March Into a Mobile Life

March just kicks off a new challenge for MissionFiT athletes and anyone who wants to get more from their fitness.  This new challenge features the RESTORE class specifically and challenges participants to work on a long neglected piece of the fitness picture:  Mobility & Flexibility

What’s The “March Into A Mobile Life” Challenge?


From March 1st – 31st

The Challenge:

Complete as many RESTORE sessions as you wish.  These sessions can be the live classes or the recorded version on the website.  All classes are 45 minutes in duration.   There are lower, middle and upper body sessions. So, you can choose from 6 video recorded sessions.

The Cost:

This month’s challenge is FREE!

How To Access The Sessions:

Either Zoom in to class using the regular class link you find in each week’s Monday “Fill-Up”.  Or you can access the classes through MissionFiT’s website.  Just follow these directions:

Then choose your class.  Live Classes are Tuesday evenings at 7pm and Thursday Mornings at 6:15 starting the 1st week of March! 

The Benefits of Becoming Mobile In March:

Here’s 6 BIG reasons WHY you need to mobilize:


We need to wake up the muscles that haven’t been used in a while. So, we use mobilization exercises.  This is especially important for newer athletes.


March Into MobilityROM – Range Of Motion. We want you getting the best bang for your buck in movements. For example, when you drop below parallel (with good form) in a squat, you’re getting a TON more out of that, more strength, increasing your flexibility and balance, and even burning more calories….but if we’re not mobile enough to do that, we’re missing out. All you have to do is mobilize and stretch and over time the muscles loosen up and open up enough to allow us to move into that kind of range of motion to get more out of what we’re already doing!



Overuse, Underuse, and Misuse are reasons why our muscles, tendons, joints, etc. get injured. In here, the Overuse or misuse could be reasons why we’re having little injuries here and there.  PT movements are great, fitness is great, but if we’re constantly contracting and using these muscles, tendons, joints, etc. they are going to ball up and not feel so great. Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. As a result, there can be reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.


When we mobilize, we facilitate healing to injured and or “hot spots” in the body. Mobilizing breaks up scar tissue as well as rushes blood to areas while we work on them, which is exactly what facilitates and speeds up healing.March Into a Mobile Life


Mobility and deep stretching relax the Central Nervous System.  So mobility eases stress and anxiety, which we know can cause a litany of issues down the line. Stress is huge in a pandemic. We’re all having to do things different and are off from our normal rhythms and routines.  And that’s enough to cause chronic stress on the body. Something as simple as a 45 minute mobility and flexibility class can tremendously ease the weight of how the body is feels and resacts to the burden.


Trauma.  We will all suffer from trauma at some point in our lives, whether that’s a Big “T” or a little “T”. Furthermore, unresolved trauma can settle into the muscles, more specifically the fascia (not to mention cause physical stress on the body, but we’ve already talked about that) and cause significant physical pain. Mobility with the myofascial release/trigger point mentality can do a TON for this!

Still Not Convinced?

Listen and read some expert opinions:

  • Kingsley Yew, Physical Therapist and Contributor, The Ready State:  Yew speaks about the intrinsic muscles in the feet, describing what they are, how orthotics can poorly affect these muscles and what you can do to help yourself.
  • Kelly Starrett, Founder of The Ready State:  Dr. Starrett shares his morning mobility routine and why it’s important.
  • Kingsley Yew shares important information about Frozen Shoulder, specifically, what it is and how you can begin to overcome it.

One More Thing To Remember

March Into A Mobile LifeJust like in a massage, you NEED to crush water for the next 24 hours.  So also is mobility.  Why?  Because we’re essentially giving ourselves our own massage. And the reason behind the water?   Toxins are released in the body when we get a massage and when we mobilize. So those toxins must be flushed out!  Extra water helps your body do that.

So, unless you’re planning to get a weekly deep tissue massage, you going to have to mobilize to prevent injury and pain!  Taking care of your body means much more than lifting weight and eating right.  Make sure you take time to RESTORE yourself, too!

We have Mobility Balls for Sale!

Alpha = $14

Double Blue = $14


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