What is ELASKO
ELASKO: The Art of functional stretch
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Meet the Founder – Sonja Laskowski
I’m a strong, energetic character and need the challenge of going through training extremes. Yoga & Pilates have always been to sedate for me, traditional ‘gym’ classes too commercial and uncontrolled, I’ve always seen a gap for a stretch defining system with zest & power.
Sonja Laskowski, is the owner and founder of the ELASKO brand, functional stretch equipment and training systems. ELASKO was developed through a sheer passion for the movement and art of stretch and flexibility. This devotion has spanned over 35 years to perfect this functional stretch system, on a journey from the Ballet & Contemporary dance stages in New York, Chicago & Paris to owning two fitness centres, a dance, musical and circus academy in Malta & Spain.
6 ELEMENTS OF ELASKO
With internal energy and tension, muscles get lengthened & defined increasing firmness during each session, new muscle groups are discovered and revived
Targeting deep muscles to stimulate and build the body’s core system that releases boundless energy throughout the whole body
Learn to listen and control breathing within the body. Understand how to isolate and engage specific muscle groups and when/how to relax and tense
Learn how to stand,walk and run with the correct posture , holding your head high whilst looking dynamic and athletic in everyday life
Using unique stretching techniques assisted by the bespoke Elasko equipment enables even the stiffest, least flexible person to reach for the stars
This discipline needs pure focus & disconnection in order to be effective, concentration on posture & tension is needed to execute each exercise with precision
Elasko has grown a cult like following of happy clients some trained by Sonja herself and others by her Master Coaches. Here is what they have to say on the Elasko method
As a Physiotherapist, I have often found it difficult to find an appropriate instructor to refer my patients to for continued exercise once they have completed the acute phase of their rehabilitation. That was until I found Elasko!
Sonja has created a unique concept with Elasko, one that focuses on postural correction, strength and flexibility with close supervision and guidance to ensure good technique is maintained throughout. Many of my patients who have continued their rehabilitation at Elasko have maintained the progress they made during Physiotherapy treatment, with some going on to make even greater gains and achieve long-lasting positive changes to their musculoskeletal system.
I will continue to refer my patients to Elasko for ongoing postural correction and core strengthening because I have great confidence in the instructors to provide an appropriate individualised exercise program for each of them.