WELCOME TO SHELLYFLEX ATHLETICS

The Most Comprehensive Handstand, Flexibility,
and Contortion Coaching Program In the World

The Most Comprehensive Handstand, Flexibility,
and Contortion Coaching Program In the World

The Most Comprehensive Handstand, Flexibility,
and Contortion Coaching Program In the World

Get instant access to this one of a kind video series that covers everything you need to jumpstart your handstand and flexibility journey.

THE ULTIMATE FLEX

Video modules include: 
  • Establishing Your Baseline: Discover how to track your progress and set attainable goals.
  • Stability & Mobility: Learn how developing a strong and stable core is the key to improving your overall range of motion.
  • Understanding Trigger Points & Muscular Dysfunction: Discover how trigger points and muscular dysfunction may impact your ability to move effectively and learn new skills.
  • Testing Your Hypothesis: Troubleshoot any sticking points you’re experiencing and how to address them as efficiently as possible.
  • Strength & Stability: Learn specific drills and exercises that will help you to build strength for a strong and stable core.
  • Body Awareness: Implement exercises designed to help you improve your body awareness that is crucial for unlocking your freestanding handstand and other advanced skills.
  • Beginner Handstands: Learn how to kick up to the wall and hold a handstand.
  • Conquering Your Fear Of Falling: Get ready to overcome your fear of falling and build confidence in your freestanding handstand.-
  • *Bonus* Tuck Handstand Drill: Discover a valuable drill for improving your tuck handstand.

SUBMIT YOUR TRAINING VIDEOS

FOR EXPERT FEEDBACK

SUBMIT YOUR TRAINING VIDEOS FOR EXPERT FEEDBACK

Get a FREE personalized skills assessment and receive expert feedback guaranteed to take your skills to the next level!

Complete the form below to receive personalized coaching

from professional hand-balancer & contortionist, Shelly Airey!

Complete the form below to receive personalized coaching from professional hand-balancer & contortionist, Shelly Airey!

Try a FREE Handstand Class today!

Try a FREE Handstand Class today!

Discover the incredible potential you have within your body! Start experiencing insane results from your very first class!

Discover the incredible potential you have within your body. Start experiencing insane results from your very first class!

Shelly Airey

Founder of ShellyFLEX Athletics

Former rhythmic gymnast;

Current professional circus acrobat 

Start Your Transformation TODAY!

Just Imagine...

Effortlessly dropping into your split as you take advantage of that Instagram-worthy photo-op.

Effortlessly dropping into your split as you take advantage of that Instagram-worthy photo-op.

 

Having the confidence to show off your amazing skills whenever, and wherever you please. 

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Having the confidence to show off your amazing skills whenever, and wherever you please. 

 

The look on your friends’ faces as you create awe-inspiring shapes with your body. 

 The look on your friends’ faces as you create awe-inspiring shapes with your body. 

Are you...

Tired of doing the same old drills and exercises without making much progress?

Drowning in the sea of “tips and tricks” unsure of how to take your skills to the next level?

Mesmerized by the incredible photos and videos flooding your Instagram?

Craving new challenges that will leave you feeling accomplished, inspired, and hungry for more?

The Top 3 Reasons You’re Not Making Progress

#1.

Missing the Right Technique.

Without feedback, it’s nearly impossible to identify your mistakes, so you waste hours attempting the same skill over and over again.

You’re left spinning your wheels about what to practice or where you need to improve, and are left with bad habits and no results.

Inside of FLEX-ED, you’ll have TONS of access to live coaching where you’ll finally have the guidance you need to refine your technique and accelerate your progress.

#2.

Struggling with Consistency.

Progress should be a rewarding journey, not a frustrating chore.

When you hit roadblocks and see no improvement, staying motivated becomes challenging.

Our program is designed to make your journey fun and enjoyable. 

With consistent progress, it’s easy to stay motivated, consistent, and achieve extraordinary things.

#3.

Lacking Self Confidence.

Doubt can be your worst enemy.

Insecurities can creep in, and you lose trust in your journey. 

You feel defeated and fearful that you’ll never reach the goals you’ve set out to achieve.

With FLEX-ED not only will you have access to expert coaching, but also a nurturing community by your side every step of the way with the assurance that you’re on the right path to success.

Get ready to develop the strength, flexibility, and body awareness to perform incredible skills with ease.

Get ready to develop the strength, flexibility, and body awareness to perform incredible skills with ease.

Introducing...
FLEX-ED

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The ultimate handstand, flexibility, and contortion coaching program, tailored to fit your specific needs, and designed to help you reach your unique goals and beyond!

The ultimate handstand, flexibility, and contortion coaching program, tailored to fit your specific needs, and designed to help you reach your unique goals and beyond!

Signature FLEX-ED Method

Remember, every elite performer or coach, at some point, was where you are now. 

The difference? 

They had the right guidance. Let’s discover how we can accelerate your journey. Ready to dive in?

Remember, every elite performer or coach, at some point, was where you are now.

The difference? 

They had the right guidance. Let’s discover how we can accelerate your journey. Ready to dive in?

FLEX-ED is NOT your average online coaching program

FLEX-ED is NOT your average online coaching program

It’s an incredible community of individuals, united by their unwavering passion for handstands, flexibility, and unlocking the limitless potential hidden within their very own bodies.

It’s an incredible community of individuals, united by their unwavering passion for handstands, flexibility, and unlocking the limitless potential hidden within their very own bodies.

How it works:

How it works:

1. On-Demand Trainings

Explore our wide range of on-demand tutorial videos that break down even the trickiest skills into simple, manageable steps.  

You’re in control of your learning pace, giving you the freedom to access these tutorials whenever and wherever you prefer.

Plus, access to over 3000 full length class replays, ranging from beginner handstands and flexibility, to advanced hand-balancing, contortion, and more!

2. LIVE Coaching & Feedback

Tired of not knowing what you’re doing wrong or how to correct your mistakes? 

Say goodbye to your monotonous training routine with our extensive selection of weekly LIVE Zoom classes, guided by our team of talented and experienced professional coaches. 

Explore a variety of classes ranging from fundamental to advanced handstands, flexibility, and conditioning classes all capped at 10 students per class.

3. Progress & Results

Get ready to experience progress like never before as you discover the incredible potential you have within your body!

It’s time to unlock your inversions, improve your flexibility, build strength, master handstands, create awe-inspiring shapes and so much more. 

Celebrate your wins within our incredible and supportive community and revel in the glory of indescribable body awareness and self-confidence!

FLEX-ED includes everything you need to drastically improve your flexibility, master your handstands and unlock your true potential.

Finally, a customized training program that meets you where you’re at and guides you on a journey to achieving things you never dreamed to be possible.

FLEX-ED includes everything you need to drastically improve your flexibility, master your handstands and unlock your true potential.

Finally, a customized training program that meets you where you’re at and guides you on a journey to achieving things you never dreamed to be possible.

LIVE ZOOM CLASSES

Explore our extensive selection of of over 60 weekly LIVE Zoom classes ranging from fundamental to advanced handstands, flexibility, conditioning, dance, and contortion classes, guided by our team of talented and experienced professional coaches, including Shelly herself. 

With class sizes deliberately capped at 10 students per class, you will be sure to get tons of individualized attention and feedback guaranteed to set your progress into over-drive. 

  • Hip, Hamstring, & Split Mobility
  • Back & Shoulder Flexibility
  • Full-Body Flexibility
  • Conditioning & Core Strength
  • Flexibility & Skills
  • Forearm Stands
  • Beginner Handstands
  • Handstand Shapes & Entries
  • Skills & Sequences

Live Classes Calendar

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Take a moment to watch this video and gain a more comprehensive understanding of our live Zoom classes:

ON-DEMAND VIDEO TUTORIAL LIBRARY

ON-DEMAND VIDEO 

TUTORIAL LIBRARY

LIFETIME ACCESS to our wide range of on-demand tutorial videos designed to make learning easy and enjoyable.

Our 6-module course break down even the trickiest skills into simple, manageable steps, ensuring you grasp each concept fully.

You’re in control of your learning pace, giving you the freedom to access these tutorials whenever and wherever you prefer. It’s like having a knowledgeable guide at your fingertips, ready to support your progress on your terms.

  • Intro to Flexibility
  • Beginner Handstands and Inversions
  • Splits, Over-Splits, & Leg Holds
  • Back-Bends, Shoulders, & Contortion Skills
  • Handstand Shapes & Presses
  • One-Handed Handstands

CLASS REPLAY VIDEO VAULT

CLASS REPLAY 

VIDEO VAULT

With a treasure trove of over 3,000 class replays at your fingertips, you can re-live every moment and practice at your own pace. 

Dive into any class whenever you like, whether it be to focus on finally getting your splits, deepening your backbends, unlocking your freestanding handstands, or advancing your contortion and hand-balancing skills.

New classes uploaded daily.

Your Transformation Awaits...

Your Transformation Awaits...

Meet Your Coach

Hi, I’m Shelly! 

I am a former rhythmic gymnast turned professional circus acrobat performing all over the world, on Broadway in the musical Pippin, and for the premier of Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios.

I am so passionate for hand-balancing and contortion thatI’ve turned my love for these skills into a full-blown career to help others experience the thrill for themselves.

For the last 15+ years, I’ve been teaching adults how to tap into the potential that’s already waiting within their bodies.

I truly enjoy working with all kinds of students, many of whom only just started as adults with zero experience with this type of training!

In addition to coaching virtually, through my online program FLEX-ED, I also enjoy running in-person workshops and retreats so I can be more hands-on and meet all my fun and amazing students in person.

Hi, I’m Shelly! 

I am a former rhythmic gymnast turned professional circus acrobat performing all over the world, on Broadway in the musical Pippin, and for the premier of Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios.

I am so passionate for hand-balancing and contortion that I’ve turned my love for these skills into a full-blown career to help others experience the thrill for themselves.

For the last 15+ years, I’ve been teaching adults how to tap into the potential that’s already waiting within their bodies —

unlocking the secrets of balancing upside down, and uncovering a whole new level of strength, flexibility, and body-awareness.

And the best part?

I have the opportunity to work with all kinds of students, many of whom only just started as adults with zero experience with this type of training!

In addition to coaching virtually, through my online program FLEX-ED, I also enjoy running in-person workshops and retreats so I can be more hands-on and meet all my fun and amazing students in person.

JOIN OUR ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM
Select from the following two options:

Inversion Immersion

 

✔  Weekly LIVE Open-Level Handstand Classes

✔ On-Demand Video Tutorials

✔  Access to Class Replays

✔ Private Facebook Community

 

(Tuesdays @ 1pm est)

(Mondays @ 5pm est)

(Fridays @ 4pm est)

 

FLEX-ED

✔  Over 65 Live Classes to choose from

✔ On-Demand Video Tutorials

✔  Access to over 3000 Class Replays

✔  Private Facebook Community

✔  Quarterly 1-on-1 Sessions w/ Shelly

✔  Messenger Access and Video Review

30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

At ShellyFLEX Athletics, we are deeply committed to helping our students unlock their full potential. We believe in the transformative power of our program, and we’re truly confident that with dedication and consistent attendance, you’ll experience remarkable progress.

That’s why we offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. We invite you to enroll in our program and fully immerse yourself in our world of handstands and flexibility. Attend our live trainings, engage in our community, and make the most of our resources.

If, after 30 days of active participation, you feel that our program isn’t the right fit for you, simply let us know. We’ll gladly refund you, no questions asked. Your satisfaction and progress are our top priorities.

Our commitment to your success goes beyond mere words. We’re here to support you every step of the way, and we’re confident that you’ll be amazed by the results you can achieve with us.

At ShellyFLEX Athletics, we are deeply committed to helping our students unlock their full potential. We believe in the transformative power of our program, and we’re truly confident that with dedication and consistent attendance, you’ll experience remarkable progress.

That’s why we offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. We invite you to enroll in our program and fully immerse yourself in our world of handstands and flexibility. Attend our live trainings, engage in our community, and make the most of our resources.

If, after 30 days of active participation, you feel that our program isn’t the right fit for you, simply let us know. We’ll gladly refund you, no questions asked. Your satisfaction and progress are our top priorities.

Our commitment to your success goes beyond mere words. We’re here to support you every step of the way, and we’re confident that you’ll be amazed by the results you can achieve with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

All of our program options include access to our comprehensives, step-by-step tutorials covering everything you need to take your skills to the next level.

Inside our yearly programs, we have a wide variety of live, follow-along classes such as splits & back flexibility, beginner to intermediate handstands, conditioning, dance, and contortion classes, plus on-demand access to thousands of class replays available anytime, anywhere. 

Our yearly programs also include access to our specialty classes, which provide you with even more individualized instruction on skills specific to your goals. 

What sets FLEX-ED apart from any other program out there is the abundant access to live, expert coaching. 

With over 60, live classes a week to choose from, you can get your questions answered literally any day of the week. 

To find your perfect fit, we invite you to consider your goals, why they are important to you, and the time you are willing to dedicate to reaching them. 

Remember, every journey is unique, and we're committed to supporting you every step of the way.

No prior experience is necessary in order to participate in one of our programs. 

Our coaches are phenomenal at breaking down skills and exercises into easy to follow steps and are able to provide modifications when necessary. 

If you are brand new to flexibility & inversions, we recommend starting with the monthly membership before diving in to the 3-month or yearly program. 

Starting off with the video tutorials, and class replays will provide you with a solid foundation to build upon, combined with the 2x a week live classes to ensure that you are training correctly, not building any bad habits, and experiencing consistent breakthroughs.

(Just a warning... it's quite addicting!)

Our programs are designed to cater to all levels, from absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.

Whether you're stepping into the world of handstands and flexibility for the first time or seeking to refine advanced skills, our expert coaches will provide guidance and support tailored to your individual needs. You'll receive the necessary tools to progress at your own pace and unlock your true potential.

The pace of progress varies from person to person and depends on factors such as your starting point, dedication, and consistency.

At FLEX-ED, we're committed to your success and will provide you with expert guidance, personalized feedback, and a supportive community to help accelerate your journey.

Many of our students begin experiencing noticeable improvements within their first week of consistent training.

As you continue to engage with our classes and follow our guidance, you'll gradually build strength, flexibility, and confidence.

Remember, every small achievement is a step toward your ultimate goals, and with our comprehensive programs and expert coaching, you'll be amazed at how far you can come.

The results you can expect from FLEX-ED are as diverse as our dedicated students.

With consistent effort and guidance from our expert coaches, you can anticipate a range of transformative outcomes.

From improved flexibility that allows you to comfortably achieve splits and advanced poses, to mastering handstands and even progressing to one-arm variations – your practice will evolve.

You'll cultivate greater body awareness, control, and strength, enabling you to execute impressive skills with confidence.

While the timeline for results varies based on individual factors like your starting point and dedication, many of our students notice visible improvements within a few weeks.

As you continue your journey, the progress becomes increasingly apparent and fulfilling.

Moreover, our program isn't just about physical accomplishments.

You'll likely experience a boost in self-confidence, discipline, and a sense of community as you connect with fellow enthusiasts who share your goals.

Remember, your journey is unique and your progress is a reflection of your commitment.

By joining FLEX-ED, you're investing in your potential to unlock remarkable achievements, both in your physical practice and in your personal growth.

We recommend attending our classes at a frequency that aligns with your schedule and goals.

Consistency is key to seeing progress, so we suggest aiming for at least 2-3 classes per week, with the majority of our students attending between 3-6 classes per week.

This will allow you to build a solid foundation, improve your skills, and see noticeable changes in your flexibility and handstand practice.

However, we understand that life can get busy, so it's important to find a balance that works for you.

Our classes are designed to be flexible, with both live sessions and on-demand content available.

This means you can customize your training schedule based on your availability.

The more you engage with our classes, the faster you'll see results and achieve things you never dreamed to be possible!

Handstand Practice:

    • Clear Wall and Floor Space: Vital for safe handstand training.
    • Handstand Blocks (Advanced): For those progressing to one-handed  handstands. We offer these blocks for purchase.

 

Flexibility Training:

    • Yoga Blocks, Foam Roller, Lacrosse Ball: These aids enhance your flexibility practice.
    • Resistance Bands: A valuable tool for targeted stretching and conditioning.
    • Yoga Mat: Provides comfort during flexibility exercises.
    • Strap: Useful for deeper stretches and enhancing mobility.

 

Video Submissions:

    • Camera Device: Smartphone, tablet, or computer for recording your practice sessions.
    • Tripods or Stable Surfaces: Position your device for clear video capture.

 

Class Participation:

    • Laptop: Recommended for optimal class experience.
    • Phone Filming: Ability to film yourself with your phone for video submissions.

By having these resources at your disposal, you'll be fully prepared to engage in our comprehensive program.

Your progress and success are our priority, and having the right equipment ensures you make the most out of each session. 

Your concern is completely understandable, and safety is our utmost priority.

FLEX-ED was designed with a gradual progression in mind.

You'll start with foundational exercises and gradually build up to more advanced skills, giving your body time to adapt and develop the necessary strength and control.

The entire online coaching program was built around training from the comfort of your own home.

Our expert coaches provide detailed instructions and demonstrations to guide you through each skill.

They'll ensure you understand the proper techniques and progressions, and are highly experienced with giving constructive feedback that will ensure you are training efficiently and effectively. 

Absolutely not!

Age is not a limitation when it comes to embarking on your handstand and flexibility journey with FLEX-ED.

Our program is designed to accommodate individuals of various ages and fitness levels.

In fact, many of our students begin their practice in their late 30s, and beyond.

Flexibility and strength are attainable goals at any age, and our expert coaches are skilled at tailoring guidance to match your individual capabilities and aspirations.

Whether you're a complete beginner or someone with prior experience, our supportive community and personalized coaching will empower you to make meaningful progress.

Don't let age hold you back – join us and discover what incredible feats your body is capable of achieving.

Absolutely, we are in the process of building a comprehensive teacher certification program tailored for those who have a passion for sharing their expertise in handstands and flexibility.

Our team is diligently working to create a program that will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a confident and effective instructor.

While the program is currently under development, we are committed to keeping our community updated on its progress and availability.

We understand the value of providing aspiring instructors with a robust and well-structured certification experience.

By participating in our teacher certification program, you will gain the tools and insights needed to guide and inspire others on their handstand and flexibility journeys.

Whether you aspire to lead workshops, classes, or personalized sessions, our certification will empower you to make a meaningful impact in the world of movement and skill development.

Please stay connected with us through our communication channels, and we will ensure you receive timely updates on the launch of our teacher certification program.

Your dedication to enhancing your teaching skills is both commendable and inspiring, and we look forward to supporting you every step of the way.

Absolutely, FLEX-ED can serve as a transformative platform to help you achieve your dream of becoming a professional performer.

Our comprehensive program is designed not only to enhance your physical abilities but also to equip you with a wide range of skills necessary for success on stage.

Through expert coaching, you'll refine your acrobatic and flexibility skills, ensuring that you can deliver breathtaking performances.

From mesmerizing handstands to captivating contortions, you'll develop the body awareness and control needed to captivate audiences.

But our support goes beyond physical training. We're here to guide you in choosing music that resonates with your act, choreographing routines that showcase your unique style, and providing insights on how to navigate and succeed in the competitive performance industry.

As you progress, you'll find yourself not only growing in skill but also in self-confidence, discipline, and artistic expression – qualities that define successful performers.

Our vibrant community offers unwavering support, connecting you with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion.

Many of our students have seamlessly transitioned into thriving performing careers, gaining recognition in shows, workshops, and events.

Your journey with FLEX-ED is a journey towards not only mastering your craft but also stepping onto the stage with confidence, grace, and the skills to truly shine.

Join us, and let FLEX-ED be your foundation as you step into the world of professional performance, guided by our comprehensive training and unwavering support.

Your satisfaction and progress are our top priorities.

If you find that our program isn't meeting your expectations or if you're facing challenges, we're here to help.

Firstly, don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

We offer personalized support and can provide guidance on adjusting your approach, modifying exercises, or addressing any specific concerns you may have.

Additionally, keep in mind that progress in handstands and flexibility can sometimes take time and consistency.

If you're feeling discouraged, it's important to remember that growth often happens gradually and may not always be immediately apparent.

However, if you're still unsatisfied, we offer a satisfaction guarantee.

If you don't experience any progress within the first month, we'll work with you to find a solution, which may include modifying your training plan or providing additional support.

Our ultimate goal is to see you succeed and thrive in our program.

Your success is our success, and we're dedicated to helping you reach your handstand and flexibility goals.

Currently, our FLEX-ED program is designed for adults and is tailored to individuals 16 and older.

The classes are structured to accommodate the physical abilities and goals of adults, focusing on building flexibility, strength, hand-balancing, and contortion skills.

However, we're exploring the possibility of offering specialized programs for younger participants in the future.

If you're interested in enrolling a child or teen, we recommend staying tuned for updates or reaching out to us directly.

We're here to assist and provide guidance on the best options for your specific needs.

Yes, we are excited to offer in-person coaching opportunities as an extension of our comprehensive online program.

Throughout the year, we organize in-person workshops, intensives, and retreats at various locations.

These events provide a unique chance for you to experience hands-on coaching, personalized guidance, and immersive learning in a supportive and focused environment.

Our upcoming in-person workshops and events are designed to complement your online training and provide an opportunity to connect with fellow participants, receive direct feedback from our experienced coaches, and deepen your understanding of handstands and flexibility.

These in-person experiences are highly valuable and offer a dynamic way to enhance your practice and take your skills to the next level.

We will keep our community updated on the dates, locations, and details of these special events, so you can choose the ones that align with your goals and schedule.

Stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming in-person coaching opportunities, and seize the chance to elevate your practice and connect with fellow enthusiasts in a face-to-face setting.

Life happens, and we understand that scheduling conflicts can arise. If you miss a live class within our FLEX-ED program, there's no need to worry.

We've designed our program with flexibility in mind, and we offer several solutions to ensure you don't miss out on your training:

Flexible Class Usage: The classes included in your package are cumulative.

For example, if you have a monthly membership that includes 2x a week follow along classes, and you miss a class, you can use it the following week.

This flexibility allows you to use your allocated classes however you'd like throughout the month.

Class Variety: With over 50 live classes per week, there's a wide range of options to choose from.

If you miss one class, you can easily join another that fits your schedule.

Class Replays: All live classes are recorded, and the replays are available for you to access at your convenience.

This means you can catch up on the class you missed whenever it suits your schedule.

Vanessa Burgess - Age 40

Vanessa Burgess

Age 40

“With absolutely no experience In handstand or flexibility training, I was absolutely TERRIFIED of going upside down.  

I was so inflexible, I couldn’t touch my toes, and my back was as stiff as a board! 

Each time I look at my photos and videos, I still can’t believe that is me!!

You all have truly changed my life!

“With absolutely no experience In handstand or flexibility training, I was absolutely TERRIFIED of going upside down.  

I was so inflexible, I couldn’t touch my toes, and my back was as stiff as a board! 

I never imagined feeling so confident and strong inside my own body, and each time I look at my photos and videos, I still can’t believe that is me!!

Honestly, I do have one regret… I so wish I had found this amazing program and community sooner. 

You all have truly changed my life!”

Barbara Marrott - Age 60

Barbara Marrott

Age 60

“Thank you Shelly and your amazing team of incredible coaches! I am forever grateful for all you have done to enhance my life.

I have achieved more than I ever thought possible and you all inspire me to work harder and keep going. 
 
I look forward each week to training with all of you – I enjoy celebrating your successes and love the laughs.”

“Thank you Shelly and your amazing team of incredible coaches! I am forever grateful for all you have done to enhance my life.

I have achieved more than I ever thought possible and you all inspire me to work harder and keep going.

I look forward each week to training with all of you – I enjoy celebrating your successes and love the laughs.”

Melanie Piirainen 

Age 38

Melanie Piirainen - Age 38

“I started this program because I was inspired by the progress of my friend Elina. 

I wanted to be like her and start achieving things that felt out of reach.  

And I must say, I’m obsessed with the progress I’ve made so far!

“I started this program because but I couldn’t ignore the progress of my friend Elina.

I wanted to be like her and start achieving things that felt out of reach. 

And I must say, I’m obsessed with the progress I’ve made so far!