In the heart of New York City, Lastics is where people of all ages, levels and body types go to loosen up.
Our classes are never overcrowded and always filled with people who share a passion for wanting to feel good in their bodies. From people who are healing from an injury, conditioning for a sport, training for a profession in dance, gymnastics, skating, etc..., looking for pain relief, advancing a yoga or Pilates practice or just plain interested in being more flexible, all are welcome.
Scroll down for class schedule and updates. NYHRC class requires gym membership. Instructors listed are subject to change.
We have a new home!
Starting May 1st, our open adult classes will be held at:
50 Lexington Avenue (@ 24th)
Lower Level #1
Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:30pm
Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:15pm
Class reservations can be made on the MindBody page for Broadway Bodies.
Classes at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway and NYHRC are separate.
"I love Lastics because it takes into account the entire body and not just the part being stretched. It is intelligent stretching that builds strength, alignment and overall movement quality. I do an hour of Lastics and then teach a dance class able to demonstrate choreography free from worry about injury."
Bob Fosse Dancer
"Lastics is a great way to prepare your body for any kind of movement. Within one class I saw a huge improvement in my flexibility, as well as my balance and control. This truly works wonders!"
Billy Elliot on Broadway
“I found muscles that I never felt before and was much more limber than usual afterwards."
Brooklyn Nets, NBA
"Lastics has been completely new and rewarding experience for the Joffrey Academy students. It has helped them think about using their muscles in different ways in ballet class as it incorporates exercises that both stretch and strengthen muscles."
Academy Artistic Director, Joffrey Chicago
"These exercises actually do what all the other exercises say they do, but really don't. I do a lot of yoga and used to be an athlete. Lastics was the best stretch I've ever had, bar none. You won’t believe how good you feel afterwards."
"It’s definitely a different approach to stretching that works. It released the gripping I’d been feeling for years in my lower and middle back."
Dr. Andrew Feldman, M.D.
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, New York Medical College and Head Physician, The New York Rangers
Founder / Creator
After a childhood spent training to become a professional dancer, Donna went on to study at Philadelphia's University of the Arts and graduate from Rutgers University with a degree in dance. She later earned a Masters degree in Organizational Development and post-graduate degree in Business Education from NYU. She is an author (McGraw Hill) and serial entrepreneur. Influenced by her business experience and training in classical ballet, jazz, modern and musical theater she created Lastics.
Partner / The glue that holds This whole thing together / instructor
After earning a degree in Educational Psychology from Cornell University, Patty found herself helping others as a caseworker with the American Red Cross. She later transitioned into human resources at Goldman Sachs where she met Donna. When she left Goldman, Patty joined Donna to form a consulting company and now, Lastics is their second business venture together. Patty’s love for art and aesthetics and need to live an active, healthy lifestyle makes her feel right at home here - stretching with, and being a part of, Lastics.
Alyssa, originally from NJ, received a BFA in Dance and Business from New York University. Since then, she has performed as a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera as well as Pushing Progress Dance Company, Eryc Taylor Dance and Jamal Jackson Dance Company. Alyssa is a senior certified instructor in Lastics (her favorite!), Pilates - Mat/Reformer and AFAA Group Exercise and continues to guest teach around the Metro Area. She is thrilled to be able to work with Donna and team and share Lastics with the world!
Lizzie received a Master of Arts in Musical Theatre from the Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey and a BFA in Theater Arts Performance from Hofstra University. She is a Senior Certified Lastics Instructor, thrilled to share the alignment and technique that Lastics provides. Lizzie lives in NYC with her favorite boys - her husband Cian (who is a loyal Lastics student) and her cat Hunter! She is grateful for all the love and support she receives from family and friends.
Jaime was born and raised in NYC. He is a singer, actor, dancer, and designer and has spent the last decade working on productions at every level of professional Theatre, Dance, and Opera. He has worked at prestigious venues such as The Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick Theatre, and The Juilliard School and has worked for companies like Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Gotham Chamber Opera. He is ecstatic to finally become a full-fledged member of the Lastics team!!!
Chelsea graduated from Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BA in Theatre and Musical Theatre, with a Concentration in Directing. Since then, she has traveled the country performing in musical theatre productions. Chelsea has also made appearances in over thirteen national spots, including Honda, Red Lobster, Nickelodeon, MTV and more.