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Ever felt like you’re inches away from soaring...

Only to end up kissing the ground?

Trust me, we've all been there.

Handstands and fancy poses aren’t just Instagram bait;

they’re milestones of strength, flexibility, and, let’s face it, sheer willpower.

(The kind of willpower that allows you to do things you didn't think were possible)

After teaching hundreds of students how to get away from the wall, press into a handstand and finally do that split they've always wanted

I realized that there are a few myths that we need to get out of the way first.

Myth #1 - The Face Plant Fear Factor

It’s the number one guest at the handstand party.

Fear of falling is like that unwanted plus-one, turning your handstand dreams into sweaty-palmed nightmares.

But it turns out... after learning a few simple fall-out methods, people rarely fall on their face...

Surprise, surprise... It's just a fear. (We can help with that)

Myth #2 Strength or Stretch Misconceptions:

Think you need to be born with the flexibility of a rubber band or the strength of a superhero?

Common myth! WRONG

The truth is, building up to a handstand is more about technique and consistency than just brute strength or bendiness.

Myth #3 Handstands are like a yoga skill right?

Think again!

They're a world apart, requiring not just flexibility and strength but a deep understanding of balance and body mechanics.

And let's face it, your average yoga class might not cut it for learning this skill.

Especially if you want to learn this skill without hurting yourself or taking the long way.

At ShellyFLEX Athletics, we get it.

We’ve seen too many talented folks thinking they’re just not cut out for this.

But here’s a little secret: with the right guidance, anyone can turn their handstand aspirations from

“maybe one day” into “nailed it today!”

Flipping the Script on Handstand Fallacies

Let's get real about the tall tales surrounding handstands and arm balances.

Have you ever thought,

"I'm not strong enough,"

"I'm too old," or "I'm about as flexible as a two-by-four"?

These beliefs are more than just hurdles;

They're the fiction in your personal story of physical prowess.

These aren't just excuses;

They're the greatest hits of handstand myths.

But here's the twist...

Handstands don’t discriminate by birthdays or toe-touching talents.

They bow down to the mastery of technique, the dance of dynamics, and the poetry of balance.

At ShellyFLEX Athletics, we hear these narratives often and, frankly, we find them a bit cute –

because they crumble at the first touch of reality.

The real secret to nailing those arm balances?

It's not just about pushing harder, stretching further, or defying time.

It’s the symphony of smart biomechanics, crafted exercises, and real-time feedback, tuning your body’s inherent power.

In the world of ShellyFLEX, we turn "I can't" into "I can" and "I just did," with a blend of scientific know-how and hands-on guidance.

Let's bust those myths, rewrite your story, and unlock the true essence of handstand mastery together.

Dive into a world where every movement is a step towards mastery.

The Inversions Immersion isn’t just a training program;

It's a revolution in handstand and flexibility training, meticulously crafted to turn your doubts into triumphs.

Mechanics Made Easy:

Understand the science behind each pose with clear, annotated visuals that break down complex movements into manageable steps.

Technique Triumphs:

Watch your progress skyrocket with detailed, easy-to-follow tutorials that emphasize form and function, ensuring you’re not just moving, but moving right.

Detail-Oriented Mastery:

Discover the subtle nuances that transform good into great, with close-up shots and slow-motion breakdowns to guide your journey.

“I’m not strong enough”

Our method builds your strength from the ground up, focusing on the muscles that matter.

“I’m too old to start”

Our community is living proof that age is just a backdrop to success. Meet students from 18 to 80 who’ve defied the odds.

“I lack flexibility”

We tailor your journey to stretch not just your body, but your beliefs about what you can achieve.

Through the eyes of our diverse student success stories, see yourself reflected and reassured.

Your potential is limitless.

Flipping the Script on Handstand Fallacies

Embrace the New You with FlexED

The journey with FlexED is transformative, not just in the poses you perfect but in the confidence, strength, and flexibility you gain.

Confidence that Radiates: Feel the surge of self-belief as you conquer each new challenge, turning “I can’t” into “I did”!

Strength that Empowers: Beyond physical prowess, discover inner strength that permeates every aspect of life.

Flexibility in Body and Mind: Achieve postures you never thought possible, and embrace a mindset of growth and possibility.

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Unleash Your Inner Acrobat with...

Inversion Immersion:

The Handstand Mastery Course

Dive deep into the heart of handstands, flexibility, and contortion with an online program unmatched in depth and dynamism.

Whether you're just starting or halfway up the ladder to handstand mastery, FLEX-ED is your golden ticket to transcending your limits and uncovering a strength and grace you never realized was yours.

Mastering the Fundamentals

Avoid This Common Pitfall:

Diving into inversions without building a proper foundation.

The Fix:

In this section, you'll learn the essential warm-up, conditioning, and technique drills used by top hand balancers to prevent injury and accelerate progress.

You'll master the fundamentals of headstands, forearm stands, and arm balances, while learning to safely bail out of inversions.

Nail these basics and you'll be primed for rapid advancement in the later sections.


Mikala Freitas

"Shelly is an excellent coach and will get anyone to their Handstands faster than expected."

"Her conditioning exercises lay the all-important groundwork that has allowed me to quickly progress to getting upside down again, in just a few weeks."

Unleashing Your Flexibility Potential

Common Myth...

Increasing flexibility requires long, painful stretching sessions.

The Truth:

With the cutting-edge active flexibility training in this section, you'll unlock greater mobility safely and quickly.

Discover the techniques circus performers use to achieve the "impossible" and learn to work with your nervous system to expand your range of motion.

You'll be amazed at your swift progress.


Candice Russell

"These tutorials were so easy to follow at home. "

"You do something else no one else does...You identify common mistakes and how to avoid them."

"I feel so much more confident practicing when following these videos instead of just winging it on my own."


Kris Zeigler

"As a cross-fitter, my body gets extremely tight. I started taking Shelly's online courses and...

"...In just a month I have already seen drastic improvement in my range of motion and flexibility which has only improved my performance during my workouts."

Inside Module #2, You'll Discover:

  • What to actually focus on in your body so you can unlock your true flexibility potential

  • How to effectively release tension without spending loads of money on a massage therapist!

  • The truth about stretching and how you're doing it all wrong!

By the end of the module, you will find yourself more flexible in half the amount of time you've spent before training your flexibiity!!

Conquering Freestanding Handstands

Top Frustration...

Struggling to hold handstands without the wall.

The Solution:

In this section, you'll learn the secrets to nailing freestanding handstands with proper alignment, balance, and control.

Hone your handstand line, learn the physics of balancing, and practice the shape-changing drills crucial for advancing to one-arm versions.

With dedication to these techniques, you'll soon be holding freestanding handstands with confidence.


Taryn Schmidt

"I've never been so

excited to fall out of a handstand. I've always been afraid to cartwheel out! This was my first time

without the wall <3"


Margaux Briassiaud

"I learned new exercises for mobility and strength."

"Thanks to you, I have learned about the mistakes I was making, which made obtaining a proper form impossible!"

"If anyone I know is looking to training their crows, handstands feet hanging over head or handstand press, I will refer them to ShellyFLEX Athletics."

Inside Module #3, You'll Discover:

  • How to bail so that you can face your fears of going upside down!

  • The secrets to building the strength you need in your inversions, and it's not your wrist strength!

  • The truth about headstands, forearm stands, and handstands and the common mistakes you are making.

By the end of the module you will find yourself facing your fears of going upside, holding your first freestanding handstand for longer than before!

Mastering Press Handstands

Biggest Challenge...

Seeming inability to press up into a handstand.

"HELP. I keep trying to handstand but I can't hold it."

"My shoulders are too tight for me to get straight up."

"I'm too scared!"

The Gameplan:

Pressing into a handstand is a major milestone - and it's achievable with the right progressions.

In this section, you'll build the specific strength, flexibility and technique to nail your first press handstand.

Follow the step-by-step drills and workouts to develop the necessary core, shoulder and straight-arm strength.

You'll be thrilled as you float up into a controlled press.

"I went from automatically walking as soon as my feet went up to holding a handstand for 5-6 secs without a wall!!"

-Joe Nault

"That was awesome! I can't wait to do this every week!"

"I can't believe the amount of feedback you were able to odder during our online group class. I did two thing I've never been able to do before...and I was able to do it without a spot!"

-- Laura Carter


Kimberly Carney

"This was so helpful!

"The way you explained it all of the sudden clicked and I can totally see the difference in my line!"

"My instructors always say my hollow body is off and I could see it in my videos but had trouble correcting it upside down."

Inside Module #4, You'll Discover:

  • How to get stronger without going to the gym

  • The SINGLE MOST important element to learning how to balance without a wall.

  • What hand-balancers don't tell you about first learning how to handstand!

By the end of the module, you will begin to find comfort and ease in your inversions, playing around with new shapes that you never knew you were capable of!

Putting It All Together

Press Handstands

How to finally float your feet off the floor.

"I finally held my handstand for 5 seconds! What's next for me?"

"I want to have more progress on my handstands!"

The Big Picture:

By this point, you'll have a powerful toolkit of handstand and flexibility techniques.

By going through all of the modules you'll learn to integrate your skills and create your own practice routines.

Discover how to structure training sessions, tailor your practice to your goals, and overcome plateaus.

Take your handstand practice anywhere with special tips for training while traveling.

With consistent application of the techniques from over 80 lessons, you'll be well on your way to handstand mastery - whether your goal is nailing a one-arm handstand, sticking a press to handstand, or amazing your friends with your gravity-defying skills.

Let's get started on this exhilarating journey to unlocking your full inversion potential!

Inside Module #5, You'll Discover:

  • What to actually focus on in your body so you can unlock press handstands

  • How to effectively train so you won't be wasting your time doing the wrong drills, developing bad forms, and listening to wrong cues

  • How to progress correctly and avoid the mistakes that first-time handstand-ers are doing

By the end of the module, you will find yourself stronger and more knowledgeable about your training gaps that need improvements

"I've made tremendous progress in just a few days! Right from the very first lesson, I made the huge revelation that the issue with my handstands was in fact my shoulder mobility. I don't think I ever would have come to that conclusion on my own. I still have long ways to go, but now I know some good drills and stretches to work on it."

-Emily Melmoth

"After working through the videos, I understand what I need to do to improve and I just need more practice. I can now consistently cartwheel my way out of a handstand and I have begun to find a tiny bit of balance :D"

-NK Consbruck


I am a former rhythmic gymnast turned professional circus acrobat, specializing in contortion, hand-balancing, and aerial silks.

I have had the amazing opportunity to perform worldwide in a variety of events, as well as in the production "Pippin the Musical" on Broadway and for the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil's Kurious in Washington, DC.

In addition to performing, I also own my own studio, ShellyFLEX Athletics, in Maryland, USA, where I have been teaching flexibility, hand-balancing, and contortion for more than 10 years!

I am extremely passionate about sharing the knowledge that I have been gathering ever since I was 6 years old, both through my own experiences in training with a variety of professional coaches, as well as everything I have learned from working with hundreds of students of all ages and skill levels.

I am so excited to help you achieve your goals and perform skills you never thought possible. I want to show you that with the right technique, proper training, and a dedicated coach by your side, YOU are capable of doing AMAZING things!

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Inversion Immersion:

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Step into a comprehensive world where each lesson, from handstand initiation to aerial refinement, is meticulously crafted by the visionary Shelly Flex. This is your key to a lifetime of learning, from earth-bound roots to sky-high achievements.

📚 A Curriculum Crafted for Revolutionary Transformation 📚

🌟 Beginner Handstands and Inversions: From Dreaming to Doing 🌟 (Value: $127)

A 38-lesson odyssey that transitions you from yearning to living your handstand dreams, covering everything from essential warm-ups to the thrill of inversion.

Handstand Shapes & Presses: Elevating Your Practice to New Heights ✨ (Value: $147)

Advance your practice with 54 lessons on perfecting handstand nuances, from foundational shapes to advanced presses that defy gravity.

🎁 Exclusive Bonuses to Catapult Your Journey 🎁 (Value: $247)

🌈 The Ultimate Flex: A Gateway to Flexibility, Strength, and Balance Mastery 🌈 (Value: $97)

Begin your journey with 10 foundational lessons, setting the stage for a transformation that challenges and changes every limit. This includes stability and mobility training.

🔥 Shoulder and Back Flexibility Masterclass: Unleash Your Upper Body's Limitless Potential 🔥 (Value: $150)

Unlock the full potential of your shoulders and back laying the groundwork for astonishing flexibility and control.

🎥 Get Live Class Replays Forever... Included in this you'll receive real live class replays from a number of our Open Level Classes so that you can keep improving and follow along. 🎥 (Value: $497)

👯‍♀️Group Community Access: Join a thriving community of handstand and flexibility artists (because hey you're one of them now) 👯‍♀️ (Value: $150)

Share your wins with people who get it, and are ready to support you in your journey.

🍏 Nutrition With Mira Tuzlak: Fueling Your Flight 🍏

Transform your relationship with food and fitness across 8 lessons, empowering you to nourish your body for peak performance and wellness.

🚫 Injury Prevention and Pain Relief with Dr. Bobby Mozafari: Your Safety Net 🚫

A 35-lesson masterclass designed to arm you with knowledge and exercises to prevent injuries, relieve pain, and make your practice safe and spectacular.

💑 Partner Fitness and Acrobatics: Double the Fun, Double the Fitness 💑

Add a sprinkle of fun, connection, and teamwork to your routine with 103 lessons on partner acrobatics, conditioning, and playful challenges.

🌟 Total Value: $1,168 🌟

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