Foam Roller Heaven

| February 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

318iOTXWUnL._AA160_Here at Continuum, we’ll occasionally end workouts with a few minutes of rolling out tight muscles on the foam roller.  We’ll often use it as part of our own workout regime and enjoy ending the day with rolling out the back, IT bands and glutes.

Here is my new favourite foam roller stretch:

Lie on the foam roller vertically, with your hips and head resting on the foam roller.  Your back should be supported on the roller.  Place your arms out to the sides with your palms facing up.  Most will feel a nice release through the chest and shoulders.  Many who try this want to stay for a while!  I call it foam roller heaven.  I’ve you have a foam roller at home or at your gym, give this one a try and let us know what you think.

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Category: Fitness, Wellness

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Sarah is a Certified Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Group Fitness Instructor and Mother of 2. She is the creator of the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVD (available at as well as co-created the Elemental Workout®. Sarah owns Continuum Fitness and Movement Performance with her husband, John (, a personal training studio in Westboro, Ottawa offering one on one coaching as well as group classes. Sarah is a former international fitness competitor and has been a nationally ranked race walker.

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  1. Anna O'Brien says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I’ve been considering buying a foam roller. Where do you suggest I buy a good quality but affordable one?

  2. Sarah Zahab says:

    Hi Anna! We have them at Continuum! They are $44.95. You’ll want to look for something dense but comfortable. Feel free to swing by and try one out. They also carry them at Kinemedics in Ottawa.

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