Experts' Testimonials

Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle

Top expert for Sports Performance Training
Owner of MBSC<Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning>(USA)

Flexcushion makes almost every stretch better!

I love the Flexcushion , my coaches love the Flexcushion , and my athletes and clients love the Flexcushion.

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Flexcushion makes almost every stretch better. You have to get one and try it!

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Zoey Trap, MS

Zoey Trap, MS

Co-Owner of The InnerSpace Studio (Avon, CT)
International Presenter, known as the "Teachers' Teacher"
Flexcushion Educational Director, the Author of Pilates & Yoga Manual for Flexcushion

Flexcushion is "Not Just a Prop, it's One-Stop Prop"

The Flexcushion is a simple, versatile, and sophisticated tool. As individuals use it, they will quickly discover how good Pilates can feel.

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They will be able to access the feel and alignment of the work as never before. The Flexcushion can accelerate students’ performance improvements.

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Rob Nadel

Rob NadelDivision 1 pitcher (Baseball)

Atlantic 10 conference LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA)
Cape cod League College sprinter

Flexcushion has been instrumental for me pitching 95mph. Any serious pitcher will benefit tremendously from Flexcushion!

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Flexcushion has been an integral part of my routine since 2018 as a collegiate pitcher. It has been amazing activating my hip rotators as well as lengthening/stretching hip flexors all while engaging glutes more! Flexcushion has been instrumental for me pitching 95mph. Any serious pitcher will benefit tremendously from Flexcushion. I literally bring Flexcushion anywhere I train or pitch. Flexcushion is a major reason as to why I was able to be invited to the MLB draft board as a pitcher.

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Stacy McCarthy

Stacy McCarthy

a National Presenter and a Leading Yoga Expert www.yoganamastacy.com (Rancho Sante Fe, CA)

If you are a yoga teacher, I highly recommend the Flexcushion !

I see many students with such tight hips that it creates restrictions in other parts of their body. The sacroiliac joint together with the hip flexors (iliopsoas muscles),

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iliac joint, piriformis, aductors, tensor fasciae latae, gracilis, perineum, quadratus lumborum, are all interlinked and interrelated with your back, so your quality of life is subjected to how you use and train these muscles.
The Flexcushion offers support & proper positioning allowing students to move safely into yoga postures that target these areas. By using the Flexcushion, students won't be inclined to force themselves into a pose, they'll be able to feel a deeper lengthening of the muscle. This is the best & most versatile prop I've experienced for creating freedom in the hips, abdominals & spine.

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Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Donald A. Chu,PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

A Leading Authority in Sports Medicine
Director of Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation (CA, USA)

Our NFL players like the Flexcushion for maintaining hamstring and hip flexibility.

Our NFL players like the Flexcushion for maintaining hamstring and hip flexibility prior to begining their training programs,

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and athletes who weigh over 290 pounds each are able to relate to the stretching techniques and methods available on the Flexcushion. Even our low back and hip patient poulation are able to stretch so much more effectively with this device so much, that we use it across the board in our rehabilitaiton programs as well. I highly recommend the Flexcushion for increasing and maintaining a healthy low back, and flexibile and strong trunk area!

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Benny Vaughn

Benny VaughnATC, LAT, LMT, NCTMB, CSCS

a member of the USA Track and Field sports medicine staff at Olympic Games (1996, 2004, 2008)
Owner--Director of the TEXAS Athletic Therapy and Conditioning Center (Fort Worth, TX, USA)

Flexcushion provides a perfect match with instructions for stretching!

In my Athletic Therapy office I see a wide range of cases,

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from professional athletes, active sports adults, High School and University athletes. All the cases I see require self-care suggestions given to the client, to improve and enhance flexibility and mobility. The Flexcushion provides a perfect match with instructions for stretching and a quality tool (Flexcushion) to ensure client interest and consistent compliance! The Flexcushion allows my professional athletes and my amateur adult athletes to experience more gains from stretching sessions of shorter duration! The Flexcushion allows my athletes to be efficient with their training time and for my active adults to be efficient with their busy business schedules. Any Certified Athletic Trainer or Licensed Massage Therapist as well as any Movement therapy can provide greater benefits, per session, when including the Flexcushion as a tool for compliant stretching with consistent improvement!

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Yusuke Nakayama

Yusuke NakayamaPh. D., ATC, CSCS, PRT, NASM-PES/CES

Cleveland Cavaliers Former Assistant Athletic Trainer/Performance Specialist
B League Shiga Lakestars Performance Supervisor

Many players loved to put the Flexcusion on the bench during game!

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In the team I worked for, many players loved to put the Flexcusion on the bench during game time because its slant produces a slight posterior pelvic tilt, which eases the tension on their backs. Also, it keeps the players' hip flexor muscles from staying in a shortened position especially for the tall players with long legs. Flexcusion is great for stretching and can also be used in the weight room due to its durability. These are the reasons why I continue using the Flexcusion after moving back to Japan. Highly recommended!

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Katherine & Kimberly Corp

Co-founders of Pilates on Fifth (New York City, NY)

We thoroughly recommend the Flexcushion to all Pilates mat class teachers!

The Flexcushion has been a great addition to our Pilates mat classes. The Flexcushion enables clients who need more help and support execute the exercises properly.

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By providing support for the lower back in many abdominal exercises, especially the ones that target the lower abdominals, clients can strengthen their core without placing stress on their lumbar spines (lower backs). For clients who can't sit upright on their pelvis due to tightness in the low back, hip flexors or hamstrings, the flexcushion is an excellent prop for helping them maintain a neutral pelvis while seated. The flexcushion is durable, versatile and lightweight making it ideal for clients and teachers to use with ease. We thoroughly recommend the flexcushion to all Pilates mat class teachers!

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Michele Olson, PhD, FACSM, CSCS

Professor (Exercise Science, Human Performance Laboratory) at Auburn University Montgomery (Montgomery, AL, USA)
Author of "The Doctor Is In" published in the July 2008 issue of Pilates Style Magazine

Great for Hamstring Stretching

In my experience with both athletes and adults participating in Pilates, hamstring and hip flexor tightness is common and it is

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difficult to position the athlete/client properly to maximize hamstring lengthening at both the origin and insertion. The Flexcushion tilts the pelvis anteriorly so that the attachment of the hamstrings at the sitz bones receives an appropriate amount of lengthening while keeping the spine in neutral. The Flexcushion not only provides for proper positioning, it allows the athlete/client to "FEEL" the proper position for effective stretching.

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Laura Sachs

Laura Sachs

Body Mind Fitness (San Francisco, CA)

The Flexcushion can be the Ultimate Yoga Prop replacing the block!

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Yoga builds strength and flexibility. Strength and flexibility do not usually go together. The beauty of practicing yoga is that we can attain a balanced level of strength and flexibility. The Flexcushion can be the ultimate yoga prop replacing the block. The Flexcushion allows students of yoga to have a base from which to reach and lengthen. The Flexcushion allows individuals to create a base that perhaps their strength or flexibility would not otherwise allow. The Flexcushion is a wonderful addition to any stretching, yoga or Pilates class!

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Tony Moreno

Tony Moreno, PhD, CSCS

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)

a very useful tool in order to optimize body posture and position!

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Flexcushion is fantastic! I use it every morning when I stretch and find it to be a very useful tool in order to optimize body posture and position when stretching particular areas that are typically difficult. Thank you so much!

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Hyeon Kim

Hyeon Kim, ATC, LAT

Graduate Assistant Trainer at Auburn University at Montgomery (Montgomery, AL)

Great Helper for Trainers!

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Our men's soccer team has been using the Flexcushion for their conditioning. Unfortunately lots of athletes have a hard time stretching their hamstrings because it is sometimes painful and hard to do it without a partner. However using the Flexcushion provides a proper stretch on those muscles in their lower extremities. Also the attached DVD enables them to stretch easily & properly on their own. Meanwhile, trainers can take care of other athletes. As a result, the Flexcushion can help trainers as well as athletes. Because of its size, it is portable. I definitely recommend it to all sports and clinical settings.

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Dominic Ahuna

Dominic Ahuna, MBA, CSCS

High School Sports Performance Coach, State Record Holder in Weight Lifting (Honolulu, HI)

I found the Flexcushion allowed me to achieve greater range of motion!

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As a former football lineman, rugby prop, and now competitive weightlifter, it is sometimes hard to achieve a deep stretch due to my body mass. I found the Flexcushion allowed me to achieve greater range of motion, as well as made static stretching much more comfortable and enjoyable. I would recommend it to all of my athletes!

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Taku Watanabe (Chief Trainer)

Taku Watanabe (Chief Trainer)

Loco Care Sports Massage (Tokyo, Japan)

To prevent injury, and to contribute to performance for athletes

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We use Flexcushion when we act as Athletic Trainer for athletes in such sports as baseball, soccer, track & field, martial arts, etc. The flexibility around hip joint is commonly very important for all sports, and we use Flexcushion, especially to stretch adductor muscles and hamstrings. Most of the athletes and teams have difficulty on stretching one's adductor muscles and hamstrings. But Flexcushion makes it easier. All of athletes who try Flexcushion automatically like the function of the Flexcushion ! For athletes and trainers, I strongly recommend Flexcushion!

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As a premium fitness tool!

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I have been using your product since then. It is a simple and effective way to get my clients stretching properly. I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and I will recommend the Flexcushion to family, friends, clients, and fellow trainers alike as a premium fitness tool.

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Dr. Yoshizumi Yamaguchi

Dr. Yoshizumi Yamaguchi

Daikanyama Yamaguchi Seikotsuin (Tokyo, Japan)

1. To acquire right posture naturally

By using Flexcushion as chair, you can easily raise the angle of sacral against the lumber spine, and acquire right posture naturally

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2. To prevent back pain

Lack of physical workouts sometimes lead to back pain, weaken the movement of sacral joint. If you sit on Flexcushion and move your pelvis forward and backward, you can easily feel the movement of sacral and it is a good workout as well.

3. To ease your back pain

To do stretching exercise with Flexcushion may ease your back pain, as it would push your sacral forward, and would widen the range of movement around hip joint.

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Lisa Yumi Mitchell

Lisa Yumi Mitchell

Actress and Model www.modelmayhem.com/lisayumi (San Diego, CA)

I love Flexcushion and now use it in my daily workouts!

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As an actress and model, I've always stayed in shape, but because of lower back problems, floor exercises were difficult for me to do without straining my back. I went to the IHRSA convention in 2008 and came across the Flexcushion. It was perfect for me because the angle and firmness of the wedge kept me in a neutral posture, alleviating back pain, while allowing me to stretch even further and get more out of my floor exercises. This year, I heard that Flexcushion was going to be back in the States for the Inner IDEA conference, demonstrating how the Flexcushion can be used for yoga and Pilates. I attended the demo classes and it was fantastic. More support and more options for adjusting difficulty than the standard mat. I love Flexcushion and now use it in my daily workouts!

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