Rachel Hamrick, a professional ballerina turned entrepreneur, received her classical ballet training
at the Kirov Academy and danced professionally for Dutch National Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Universal Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. After a decade of dancing internationally, her career was disrupted by an emergency operation that left her spinal extension and mobility drastically reduced. In her pursuit to regain flexibility and re-sculpt her own form, she embarked on a mission to better understand anatomy, kinesiology, and its applications to dance-specific movements and overall functional health. With a Pilates, Yoga, and Strength Conditioning certification under her belt, she started working with clients of all ages and flexibility levels to help increase their range of motion, strength, and anatomical awareness.
Ms. Hamrick is the inventor of the Flexistretcher®, which she created out of a personal need to help her own flexibility and strength while dancing professionally. It was formulated out of a need to help the professional ballerina, but because of a global wide spread demand has expanded and proven beneficial for, all styles of dance, athletes, pilates, yogis, sports, rehabilitation, physical therapy and anyone looking to enhance flexibility and maximize strength. Through Rachel’s extensive experience she has created the FLX Training Method™ which utilizes elastic resistance for optimal results. This program combines ballet, stretch and pilates into a full body lengthening and strengthening class. With hundred of exercises this method can be tailored for all levels and genres. She teaches master classes, works with private clients and conducts teacher trainings globally.