Why flexibility is important

Extensa athlete stretching on the floor

 Flexibility is the most neglected fitness component, yet arguably the most important

Why flexibility is important

Flexibility training has a direct impact on

  • muscle recruitment and force
  • joint mobility and stability
  • posture and alignment 
  • proper movement patterns

Achieving optimum flexibility

Optimum flexibility is a combination of active, passive and dynamic flexibility. Which means the body is equally flexible while standing in a static position, moving and at rest. Optimum flexibility is achieved through flexibility training.

Flexibility training

Flexibility training is a combination of

  • stretching techniques (active, dynamic and passive)
  • core strength
  • balance work
  • Breathing techniques
  • Kinesthetic awareness


The Extensa Method is a successful flexibility training method. It was created to be accessible to all demographics as well as be effective and fun. Three programs were created under the Extensa banner to form the Extensa Method.  Each program achieves optimum flexibility through specialized training depending on demographic, fitness level, interests and learning preferences. The three specialized programs are:

  1. Extensa Fitness is a full body flexibility class that follows a traditional group fitness format. It is the main flexibility program and is taught in gyms, recreation centres and mind body studios. Extensa Fitness caters to all levels of fitness. 
  2. Extensa Flow is a full body flexibility class that follows a traditional dance based format. Flexibility is achieved using dance technique and choreographed sequences to music. 
  3. Extensa Performance is a sports specific flexibility program. Flexibility is achieved based on athletic goals. Every sport has different flexibility needs.

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