Lastics is the brainchild of Donna Flagg, a trained dancer holding a BA in dance and MA in education from Rutgers University and New York University, respectively.
As a dancer, there was constant pressure on Donna’s body - pressure that balanced strength and flexibility because unlike most athletes, the training itself requires dancers to be as strong as they are stretched. When that balance was disrupted later in her career, a major knee injury requiring partial reconstructive surgery was the result.
Her own personal healing process was the beginning of turning Lastics Stretch Technique into a codified method.
In her research, alongside PT, rehab and personal training, something struck Donna as unusual. It was the combination of inconsistencies in the science, which was then also reflected in what she perceived as similar contradictions in her actual hands-on training and therapy.
For starters, there was so much technical, useful theory that informed strength training, and the application of those theories was evidenced in the practical sense as well: Donna’s strength came back in a steady, noticeable way.
The contrast between healing and rehabilitative modalities was glaring. The return to flexible could not have been more diametrically opposed than from her return to strength.
Lastics will change the way you think about, and understand, your body, and also improve your body awareness through a new and unique way to connect mind with muscle with whole body.
So, join the movement! You’ll move, perform and feel better with muscles that are longer, stronger, more supple and healthy from the inside-out and end-to-end!