Proper recovery and wellness are essential to maintaining peak performance, staying healthy and reducing the potential for injury. Even incorporating basic stretching techniques before and after workouts is something many athletes forgo. A complete runner knows their limits and takes a proactive approach with their self care. We have a variety of recovery options at our facility that you can incorporate into your training program. At FRC we believe training and recovery are both vital elements to a successful runner’s formula.
TYPES OF RECOVERY
Yoga for Runners, Foam Rolling and Stretching Classes
While you may not see a lion stretch before it hunts a gazelle, we strongly recommend a variety of yoga, foam rolling and stretching to help proactively keep muscles healthy and happy. These recovery elements may be simple compared to others, however, athletes incorporating them into workout routines will become less prone to injury.
Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is the use of extreme cold temperatures to help heal the body in under 3 minutes. Temperatures can range from -130˚F to -184˚F. The WBC unit uses a gaseous form of nitrogen to lower skin surface temperature during a two-three minute session. Accelerate your recovery process and get back on the tread faster and stronger and in a better position to crush your performance goals!
Post workout fatigue and soreness are a constant reminder of the routine stress we put on our system during training. While these symptoms are expected, you can use our NormaTec compression sleeves to expedite recovery. They are the same make and model as those used by professional athletes, Olympians and sports teams – all aimed at helping athletes recover faster after a workout.
Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna
Unlike traditional saunas that heat the air and therefore can only heat the surface of the skin, the infrared light used by infrared saunas penetrates human tissue, muscles and cells, raising the body’s core temperature, result in in a more effective detoxifying sweat.
Cold Water Soaking Tub
As a part of the recovery process, your blood vessels bring oxygen to your muscle tissue while removing the waste products from exercise, primarily lactate acid . Using cold water immersion through our cold water soaking tub can help to immediately reduce swelling and remove lactate acid from the body.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sport massage targets specific issues in the body such as structural imbalance and inefficient compensation patterns.
Our Sports Massage Therapist uses a functional postural assessment to assess ineffective compensation patterns to help you create functional and efficient movement so you can run better.
LOOKING TO TRY A RECOVERY SERVICE?
SOME COMMON RECOVERY QUESTIONS
What is the recovery room?
Do I have to bring my own yoga mat or foam roller?
What should I wear to the training classes and recovery and assessment services?
- Cold Water Soaking Tub – appropriate swimwear
- Infrared Sauna – use of a towel, bathing suit or other appropriate attire
- Compression sleeves – appropriate athletic attire; shoes must be removed but socks must be worn
- Whole Body Cryotherapy – undergarments; boots and gloves and a robe will be provided
- Massage Therapy – appropriate athletic attire
Can I use the recovery services if I'm pregnant?
Can I use the recovery services if I'm injured?
How often should I take recovery classes and use the recovery facilities?
What are assessment services?
FRC offers a variety of services to help you improve your self-awareness about your body and abilities. These assessments deliver diagnostics and metrics that can help you precisely set and measure your goals. These assessments can help determine things like how effective your stride is to the muscle composition of your body. The specific assessment services FRC offers include:
- Gait Analysis
- Complete Runner’s Assessment
- Runner’s Tune-Up
- VO2 Max
- Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
- Body Composition Analysis
- Nutritional Counseling
You can read more about what each assessment will help you do on our Assessment Services page.