What is rest and recovery? How will it help your team?

If you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, or just enjoy working out,  you may be doing more than your body can handle. Whether or not you actually feel sore, it is likely that you are starting each day with a recovery deficit. If  you’re not refreshed,  you don’t feel like yourself, your performance can suffer, and you increase the chance of injury. This is why rest and recovery is important. During strenuous exercise or activity, muscles begin breaking down prior to getting stronger. It’s during the recovery phase that muscle builds and strength gains occur. If you’re training more than a few days a week, you’re likely not fully recovering, and therefore not getting the most out of each workout.

ASPIRE Sports Institute
100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244

Phone: (205) 216-6865
Email: info@aspirebhm.org

What we offer

The ASPIRE Rest and Recovery Lab consists of multiple stations equipped with anti-gravity chairs and NormaTec recovery units to improve circulation and reduce muscle soreness. Additionally, the facility is equipped with MarcPro electrical stimulation units to flush out waste from muscular overuse, and to reduce pain. Each station also includes sophisticated foam rolling stations, yoga mats, balance pads, and floss bands, all to help break up muscle adhesions and improve flexibility and balance. Unique to ASPIRE is the ability to receive a non-invasive thermography scan. This quick assessment can provide the athlete with a visual representation of areas in the body that may be prone to more inflammation and thus require a greater need for rest and recovery.


Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, PhD) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, the NormaTec PULSE Massage Pattern employs three key techniques—pulsing, distal release, and gradients—all to maximize your recovery. Instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). This patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.

Marc Pro

Marc Pro is a cutting-edge electronic muscle stimulation device that helps muscles recover faster and reduces pain, allowing professional and everyday athletes to perform and feel their best. This patented technology takes active recovery to the next level with non-fatiguing muscle activation, flushing out waste and delivering nourishment to any target area with ease. This is the foundation of recovery, conditioning, and feeling your best.


Thermography is a non-invasive infrared scan used for injury monitoring, injury prevention, load assimilation, and more. Thermography measures temperature and looks at asymmetries between each side of the body. Although this scan cannot diagnose a specific injury, it will detect areas of overuse or inflammation that are already injured or that could lead to injuries in the future. Once the scan is performed, we run it through our software for analysis. Regular scans are a great way to identify and monitor potential problem areas of the body. We use thermography as a road map for our clients to direct them through effective rest and recovery sessions.


To learn more about ASPIRE Sports Institute or to schedule your next session, visit www.aspirebhm.org. Team and group pricing is available at a discounted rate.

*Non-invasive thermography scans available upon request.