Combining cannabinoids with deep stretching and relaxation sounds like a match made in heaven, so it’s a wonder that this obvious pairing has only just hit the high street.
Gymbox, arguably London’s trendiest gym chain, have launched their own brand of yoga-esque exercise classes with the added benefit of CBD to promote relaxation and healing.
Their “recovery focused” Cannabliss classes come with the addition of CBD patches that gymgoers can choose to wear, while they reap the benefits of special stretching and breathing exercises.
While it’s not a exactly a yoga class, the exercises do have a similar focus on improving muscle strength and flexibility, while also encouraging relaxation and tension relief.
Gymbox’s master trainer, Firas Iskandarani, who helped to develop the classes, told Vapouround:
“The anti anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are well documented, so we wanted to incorporate those into a class that we hope will have the same effects for our members. Cannabliss is a class that focuses on self-myofascial release using lacrosse balls and foam rollers; long held stretches and diaphragmatic breathing.
“These will themselves help in pain relief from sore and achy muscles but also, the stretching effects and deep breathing will have anti-anxiety effects. We were hoping that our members could “catalyse” these effects with the addition of CBD.”
Firas said that so far the classes have had a “mixed bag” of feedback, with some attendees saying that their results have been greatly magnified thanks to the addition of CBD.
“All members are leaving feel much better than when they walked in though, so we’re very happy with the results.”