Jul 3, 2019
This week on 5.6.7.EIGHT, Aleksandra chats with Rachel Hamrick, Founder and CEO at Flexistretcher LLC. Hamrick’s company is built around her namesake product, the Flexistretcher — an elastic resistance band that simulates dance-specific or sport-specific movement patterns, focused on building flexibility and strength. Hamrick has also developed a training method and certification program, whereby she educates other teachers and coaches on effective use of her proven device. Prior to entrepreneurship, Hamrick received classical ballet training from The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, D.C. and has danced professionally for a number of ballet companies.
Hamrick’s story is the oft-heard entrepreneurial story of one door shutting and another door opening. On the podcast, Rachel walks through her journey, which primarily consisted of professional dance until an injury forced her to move her career in another direction. Through her injury, Hamrick realized the importance of flexibility and strength training and leveraged her new obsession with anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to build the Flexistretcher brand. Hamrick’s story is not only motivational but educational, for aspiring dancers and entrepreneurs alike.