Our Russian Flexibility classes are taught by our Russian Kettlebell expert Eric Kenyon.
The research is clear: static stretching before athletic activity does not tend to reduce injuries. It also does not tend to increase strength and flexibility in any significant way. Active stretching does significantly improve strength, conditioning and flexibility. In this class, you will learn and experience how to gain flexibility for all of your activities.
Reclaim the buoyant flexibility of your youth. If you are still very young and very flexible, learn how to protect your back, joints and stability with superior stretching techniques. Athletes, coaches and therapists in the former Soviet Union have a neurological approach to mobility and flexibility, as opposed to the structural approach we see in the West. This holistic system is safer, gets faster results, and the techniques are easy to learn and use. Learn inner focus and breathing techniques that relax and open stiff muscles and stuck joints. All this is accomplished with no pain and no fear.
• Gain 4 to 12 inches of depth on your toe touch in a few minutes.
• Do rock bottom squats with no pain.
• Learn how to protect your shoulders and lower back by mobilizing your upper spine.
• Learn how to protect your knees by improving your hip mobility.
• Learn how to build a functional, stable and confident flexibility you can use in the real world.
And if you’re looking for stretch split flexibility — finally getting into the splits — this class will get you that last few inches!
This is not a kettlebells class.
Here’s a quick video from one of our flexibility workshops: