Sunday Summer Series - Zoom Class
Time: 11-11:45 am EST
Location: Zoom - link to be emailed right before class starts
Developed by Rachel Hamrick, the Hamrick Method provides an expert and specialized elite training program that complements the requirements of dance technique by focusing on injury prevention, performance enhancement, and reaching one's maximum potential.
Through Rachel's extensive experience, she has developed a training program designed to improve flexibility and functional strength tailored for ballet technique while addressing common alignment issues and injury prevention. Why wait for injury and always be rehabbing back to your previous state? Instead, implement a program that prevents injury by addressing alignment, strength, and mobility early on so you can reach your full potential.
Hamrick Method provides an effective and balanced program for decreased injury and enhanced performance through a combination of active flexibility training, isolated muscular training such as pilates, and functional training tailored to the individual and their specialized goals.
4 steps to unlock your potential and avoid common foundational-based injuries.
Fundamentals & foundational alignment
Active flexibility enhancement and isolated strength-building exercises
Functional movement training
Focusing on the education behind active flexibility training techniques, the Hamrick Method uses a variety of tools to help encourage correct form and full muscle engagement throughout a movement. This full muscular engagement throughout a movement promotes muscle growth and improvements in flexibility by working through one's mobility range in an active, safe, and effective manner. This is necessary for ballet, sport or everyday life as flexibility without the strength or strength without flexibility does not give the balance needed to accomplish required movements skillfully.
This program has proven beneficial for dance, ballet, Pilates, yoga, stretch, general fitness, sport, and physical therapy. Rachel has worked with all ages and levels with beneficial results and dramatic improvements.
Class level: beginner - advanced
Required age: 10+
Props: No props are required to take the class, however if you want to add them to your training it can be very beneficial and we would recommend: Hamrick Method stretch band, yoga block, mini ball, ankle weights and a balance cushion.
Greetings, I would love to give you feedback, but we couldn't gain access to the class. I requested a recording but haven't hear back.
The excercises were good but there was minimal individual correction and I felt like the pace was too fast. I could have been following along a recorded class for all I knew.
It didn't seem like much, but boy did I feel it! The 45 min went by so fast - it felt like 20 min.
This class is super helpful. It presents new challenges, and in the first class I was a bit worried if I'd be able to keep up. I'm so glad that I stuck with it as I have been improving in my technique, balance, and endurance. Thank you! I needed this class so much.
Rachel’s class helped me to understand my body and how I can achieve better turnout.
I feel like every minute of the class I am maximizing my workout . The method that Rachel developed builds on each exercise.
When I preform the moves there is a mind body connection. I recommend this class for anyone who is interested in taking their technique to a higher level.