Dead Butt Syndrome, First 2 Weeks Free!

Adult classes Tuesday morning at 9:30am and Saturday at 8:00am.

First 2 weeks free for adults!  Just go to our pricing page and click on the 2 week option.

Must be 18 or older

A friend sent me an article the other day about gluteal amnesia, or "Dead Butt Syndrome." When you sit for extended periods of time, you get potential side effects linked to body fat percentage, increased cholesterol levels and bad knees to name a few. However, a less known one is Gluteal Amnesia. This article explains, "Dead butt syndrome develops when the gluteus medius -- one of the three main muscles in the booty -- stops firing correctly. That can happen if you spend too much time parked in a chair, explains Kristen Schuyten, a physical therapist at Michigan Medicine...Since the gluteus medius normally helps stabilize the pelvis, gluteal amnesia can lead to lower back pain and hip pain, as well as knee and ankle issues, as the body tries to compensate for the imbalance."

Lateral exercises using resistance bands, lunges and simply squeezing your butt muscles when sitting at your desk can all prevent DBS. At Lateral Edge, we're always engaging our gluteus medius and maximus in our high energy sliding. Not only are we providing more stability for our knees and hips but it has the added benefit of, you guessed it, toning your glutes.