Former Connacht Rugby teammates Ronan Loughney and Johnny O Connor have engaged in a new business venture.
Knowing first hand the importance of keeping their bodies in peak shape, the duo has launched Athletic Release – a company offering an affordable mobility pack for everyday use.
O’Connor and Loughney were former teammates at Connacht Rugby, where Loughney is still on a professional contract. The former Irish international O’Connor has swapped the oval ball for a round one and relocated to London where he works as Strength and Conditioning Coach in the academy set up of Premier League team Arsenal. Both have spent years surrounded by rehabilitation experts and strength coaches with O’Connor holding a degree in strength and conditioning. “We feel that as an athlete nowadays the onus to ensure your body performs to the best of its ability is becoming more and more a personal responsibility”.
Loughney tells, “With both of us having played rugby professionally for over ten years, we know first hand the impact that has on the body. We have a good understanding of what is needed to keep bodies performing at their optimum, and mobility and flexibility are crucial to this. With this in mind, both Johnny and I are excited about bringing our mobility pack not only to athletes and sports enthusiasts, but also to a wider audience who may not be aware of the simple techniques you can use to get your body to feel great”.
O’Connor continues, “Our signature offering is the Athletic Release Mobility Pack. It includes a durable grid foam roller, a stretch band and mobility ball. Most athletes are somewhat familiar with these pieces of equipment; but they are not just for sports people.
“For example, many workers spend the majority of their day sitting or commuting long distances. This can affect your posture and can have a dramatic effect on your health and ability to move. Simple mobility exercises can relieve neck pain, tight upper back, tight hip flexors and other common complaints relating to working at a desk.
Simple exercises such as rolling your quads, hamstrings, calves and back in the right areas can have a massive impact on your overall health and wellbeing.”
The company’s website, www.AthleticRelease.com, also offers tutorials and demonstrations on how best to use the products, aimed to reset muscle tone and restore joint position.
The Athletic Release Mobility Pack costs for €49.99 with free delivery in Ireland and the UK. For more information, to purchase or see the products in action, visit www.athleticrelease.com.