Mobility is the ability to move freely and easily. High levels of mobility make your body more supple which leads to a decrease in chronic aches and pains. I like to think of mobility as being a blend of strength and flexibility. Simply being flexible without strength, or being strong without flexibility, means you are missing out on the benefits of having both. Developing mobility is not easy, especially if you haven’t been working on it for a long time and are starting from scratch. When I hit my 30s I began the hard work of developing my mobility and although it was very challenging at the beginning, I can honestly say it have given me some of the greatest benefits compared to all the other components of fitness I have been developing such as cardiovascular endurance, power, speed and balance. So if you can stay committed to making it through the first few tough weeks of mobility training, you’ll be rewarded with a body free of restriction and pain. Below are 5 mobility exercises I like to perform as part of my regular training program. Use these in a warm up prior to your workout or perform them as a separate workout.