The Extension Method™ is an innovative program of physical conditioning and rehabilitative techniques based on the fundamentals of classical ballet. Conceived by Jennifer Nichols, professional dancer and fitness specialist, The Extension Method™ combines classical ballet technique with contemporary athletic conditioning and is designed to impart the strength, posture, ease of movement, and sculpted physique of a dancer. The method is adapted for individually tailored programs as well as group sessions.
Exercises are built upon establishing a strong, healthy ‘core’, giving an individual confidence on a physical level to both protect and challenge the body while participating in sport or in everyday life.
The Extension Method™s unique formula targets various elements of fitness:
- Agility & Co-ordination
- Core Stability
- Muscular Strength & Tone
- Postural Alignment
Services are tailored to individuals of all ages and encompass both recreational and professional objectives. Sessions are structured according to your individual needs and goals and are derived from the classical ballet discipline. Components may include:
- specialized weight training
- standing ‘barre’ work
- unsupported ‘centre’ work focusing on dynamic balance and core strength\
- specialized use of stability ball
- ‘floor barre’ and mat core stability exercises
- movement exercises building locomotive agility and co-ordination
- assisted flexibility enhancement and postural correction
Innovative and diverse in scope, The Extension Method™ is the athlete’s secret weapon, the new mother’s body-sculpting tool and the active professional’s key to maintaining flexibility and spinal health.
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