What’s in the Dance! pack
There are 7 courses included in the Dance! Flexibility Makeover Power Pack.
I will be working with/posting about them in the following order (as recommended by Stacey):
- 1 – Flexibility Makeover for Dancers held back by tightness
- 2 – Extensions for Days
- 3 – Competition prep for Elite Gymnasts (featuring Sierra Kaplan)
- 4 – The Cheerleaders complete flexibility System (featuring Bella Blum)
- 5 – Pre-Pro to Pro flexibility Training for Dancers (featuring Malena Ani)
- 6 – Dance Pre Competition Training (featuring Brenna Babcock)
- 7 – Extensions Into Infinity (featuring Bobbie Allannah – she’s amazing!)
Note: If you are interested in trying Stacey’s online flexibility system – I highly recommend it! – be sure to use code ‘khalidadance’ for 10% off all purchases (courses, packs and straps!) at flexibilitymakeover.com
Course 3 – Competition Prep for Elite Gymnasts
Module 1: (before pictures) 9 minutes
Module 2: 1 hour 14 minutes (15 of which are after pictures and re-tests/alignment tweaks of poses)
All levels/intermediate to advanced
- A couple of yoga blocks (I use 2)
- Some clear wall space
- Optionally (but recommended): a stretching strap (or 2)
- Optional: A pair of dumbbells (or wrist/ankle weights)
- Optional: A cushion if your hips are tight, or a step stool if you are very flexible
Recorded Skype session – part of it has a voice-over by Stacey
What I like about it:
I like that – even though I was a bit intimidated by the title (and the ‘before’ pictures!) – the stretches were actually surprisingly gentle, and still quite deep.
What pleasantly surprised me was that despite this video having been made for a very young and very talented gymnast (2 things I am not!) it was still absolutely doable for me to follow along with the exercises.
Even though Sierra is very flexible in some areas, she still had some imbalances that were holding her back from further progress.
The things Sierra needed work on were also the things I need to work on, even though we are at different flexibility levels.
It was great to see how much progress was being be made just by doing the simple exercises in this video.
What it does for me:
Stacey has put a bit of extra time into the warmup section in this session, which I absolutely love.
On some days my body really needs a bit more time before it releases tension.
Another thing I noticed is that the part with Stacey’s voiceover (from about 12:35 till 31:00) is very soothing.
I love the calmness that comes over me when hearing Staceys voiceover in combination with the hip-opening exercises, so I‘ve been using the first 30 minutes of this video to help fall alseep at night.
Effects after a few sessions:
I have to admit I‘ve only managed to do this video a few times this week, so I might test more deeply in the future and note my results here.
For now i‘ve noticed front splits progress (almost down!) and a bit more depth in my cambrés (upper body backbend) in ballet.
I also slept really well 🙂
My favourite exercise:
I love the cross-legged hip stretch (pictured) in this video at about 21:00 – it felt so nice, and I feel it helps me get a bit deeper active turnout in ballet.
PS: You can see Stacey wearing her Posture Support Strap in this video!
So.. that’s it, I think.
Thanks for reading this far!
If you have this course, too: Let me know!