Welcome to FLEX-Ed!

Flexibility | Strength | Balance | Body Awareness

See progress like you've never seen before through this one of a kind program!
Live coaching and consistent feedback is the key  to not only reaching your goals, but will unlock  skills you didn't even know were possible!


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Many flexibility and inversion seekers like yourself understand the importance of training consistently and efficiently - but there's a huge problem.

You’re overwhelmed by all of the how-to content and unsure of what to focus on to take your skills to the next level.

Stop wasting hours sifting through Instagram and YouTube videos, and start seeing real progress through personalized training that is customized to fit your needs.


Your problem is...you don't know where to start


You're lacking support and accountability to keep you on track


You're sick and tired of not seeing progress or results

Fortunately for you... I've created a method for a better way.

Introducing... "Flex-Ed How to Become a Contortionist"

An easy to follow, step-by-step program, proven to increase your flexibility, develop your strength, improve your balance and body awareness, and set you on your way to progressing faster than ever before.

Here's just a taste of what you'll learn when you join "How to Become a Contortionist"...

Handstands and Inversions

  • Technique, drills, and conditioning exercises
  • Shapes: straddle, pike, tuck, split etc.
  • New entries and exits including standing and stalder press handstands _______________________________________________________________________________

Splits & Leg Holds

  • Hip and hamstring mobility/stability
  • Splits and over splits
  • Passive vs. active flexibility
  • Leg holds to the front, side, and back _______________________________________________________________________________

Backbends & Walkovers

  • Back and shoulder mobility/stability
  • Dropping back and standing back up
  • Bridge and elbow stand tick-tocks
  • Back and front walkovers _______________________________________________________________________________

Advanced Contortion Skills

  • Chest stands
  • Forearm and handstand shapes
  • Transitions, sequences, choreography _______________________________________________________________________________

**BRAND NEW...Advanced Hand Balancing

  • Intro to one handed handstands
  • Flags and figa
  • Planche _______________________________________________________________________________

PLUS... Nutrition Coaching with Mira Tuzlak!

Get the most out of your training by providing your body with the fuel it needs to perform at it's optimal level! 

Brand new to the ShellyFLEX Athletics' team is nutrition coach: Mira Tuzlak. Mira's philosophy focuses on educating athletes on how to eat in a way that fuels their training, helps them reach their body composition goals, and most importantly, helps them to build a positive relationship between themselves and food. 

Members of FLEX-Ed. How to Become a Contortionist will have exclusive access to Mira's online curriculum as she creates it! This is an amazing opportunity because you will play a huge role in designing a program that is focused around YOU, your needs, and everything you need to build a sustainable nutrition framework that supports you and your goals. 

Inside the Nutrition Course, You'll Get...

Private Facebook Group

Post your nutrition questions and be a part of a supportive community.

Custom Curriculum Derived From Your Questions & Feedback

Be a part of the development of this brand new nutrition course created especially for you.

Tools to Help You Stay On Track

Quick reference guides and materials to educate you on how to fuel your body for success.

Experience Live Coaching... This is Where the Magic Happens!

Shelly’s unique coaching and training style allows you to come to class warmed up and ready to work on the skills that are unique to you. Each class is tailored to fit your unique needs and designed to help you train as efficiently as possible. By watching the tutorial videos outside of class, you’re able to receive customized feedback on the exercises and drills that you need most.

Meet the Coaches

Working on your own skills is great, but sometimes you just want to turn your brain off and follow the leader. Check out these new additions to the Flex-ed program.

Splits with Candice

Follow along class to increase your range of motion in your front and middle splits.

Backbending with Cara

Follow along class designed to open your shoulders and increase your back flexibility.

Handstands with Mira

Follow along conditioning class to strengthen your handstands and inversions.

Join Our Private Facebook Group!

  • Be a part of our growing community of thriving contortionists!
  • Be inspired and inspire others by posting your progress, questions, challenges, and victories.
  • Receive feedback from me on your form, as well as suggestions for what to focus on in order to make as much progress as possible!
  • I am dedicated to helping you succeed and am always here to provide you support with whatever it may be!

How would your life be different if you could:

  • Stretch without the fear of injury or pain
  • Create beautiful shapes with your new found flexibility
  • Have the tools to take your training to the next level
  • Finally be able to do that pose in yoga/ pole/ aerial that you have been chasing for far too long
  • CELEBRATE your massive success by showing off to your friends and family on Instagram!

See Why Students Love This Program...

" Thanks to Shelly I did my first freestanding handstand within two weeks."

Hear How Shanna's Training Has Transformed While Training With Shelly!

Be like Mallory and achieve the CONTORTION SKILLS you've been waiting for!

See how Stephanie and Colleen saw significant progress once they had clear direction, focus, and motivation for their training!

Discover the methods and techniques that will make your inner contortionist thrive!


I am a former rhythmic gymnast turned professional circus acrobat, specializing in contortion, hand-balancing, and aerial silks. I have had the opportunity to perform all over the United States in productions such as "Pippin the Musical" on Broadway and for the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil's Kurious. I have also performed internationally at special events in Hong Kong, Italy, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. 

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!

I’m a small business owner and I understand the risk you feel when deciding to invest in a digital product. You work hard for your money and don’t want to waste it on something that should have been a blog post.

I’m extremely proud of the products I create and I am confident that anyone who buys them and implements the strategies will be thrilled with their purchase.

That’s why I’m offering a 30-day money back guarantee. While I can’t guarantee that this course will get your splits flat on the floor or your head to touch your butt, I can guarantee your satisfaction with the quality of the course and the exercises that will lead you on a path to success.

Of course, If you’re not happy with the course for ANY REASON, I will refund you within 30 days of your purchase.

When you click the "Yes, I want this!" button below, you’ll be brought to a checkout page where you can enter in your payment information directly.

This is a special offer and space is limited. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Frequently Asked Questions

I Live in a Different Time Zone, How will the Coaching Work?

Do I Need to Have a Facebook Account?

You will post your videos for feedback in the Facebook group and I will get back to you within 24-48hrs. The live classes will be recorded and posted in the group, and you can always ask your questions ahead of time.

The Facebook account is where I will be providing feedback on your videos and questions as well as where I will be posting the live group classes.

Do I Need Special Equipment?

What if I decide this isn't for me?

Additional equipment is not absolutely necessary, but many of the drills incorporate tools such as a foam roller, lacrosse ball, yoga blocks, sliders etc.

You have 30 days to request a refund for the "How to Become a Contortionist" course, and if you do you must provide proof of completion of all course videos and assignments within the "How to Become a Contortionist" course, in order to qualify for a refund.

How Much Experience Do I Need to Take the Course?

How Much Time Do I Need to Commit to Training Each Week?

The courses are designed to take any individual, no matter their skill level and help them develop proper technique and a solid foundation for flexibility, inversion and eventually contortion skills training. Each course builds on the one before it and you can spend as much or as little time on each course as you desire. You can always skip a skill or exercise and come back to it later if you need a refresher. 

There is no set amount of time that you must commit. This course is great if you are looking to learn new skills on your own time as a hobby, or if you are looking to take your training to the next level. You can train as little as 1-2 hours per week or you can train 2-3 hours per day.

Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If you're unhappy with your purchase - for any reason - let me know within 30 days and I will refund your money no questions asked!

Start unleashing your true inner potential now ---->

Yes! I'm SO Ready for My Inner Contortionist to Thrive >>