What's included?

We have organized Video Club into themed courses for your convenience. Each course has 4 or more scaled workouts, from gentle and mild to sweaty and spicy. Also included are proposed workout plans and videos with tips, technique, anatomy info, and other nerdy tidbits from Kristina's brain. New videos are uploaded regularly!

Video Clubhouse

  • Looking to connect with other Video Club members around the world?

    Just because you want the convenience of working out on your own schedule doesn't mean you don't want to meet other bendy-curious folks! Enter Video Clubhouse, a community here in Thinkific, where you can meet others, share memes, and pepper Kristina with your questions. Once you've signed up and logged in, you will see Video Clubhouse in your dashboard under Communities.

Kristina Canizares

Founder

Kristina became a flexibility coach after her own work healing herself from injury and illness. While she had always been flexible, she did not start training contortion until she was 31, about 20 years behind the recommended age. Throughout most of her 20s, she had struggled with serious health problems and dance and movement became an integral part of her healing. In contortion, she found a physical practice that was as mentally and emotionally challenging as it was physically demanding. She fell in love with the way that flexibility training opens both body and mind. For five years she trained with renowned Mongolian contortionist Serchmaa Byamba at San Francisco Circus Center. Despite her advanced age, she was able to perform a contortion table act both as a duet with Serchmaa and as a soloist. She accompanied Serchmaa to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to train and learn more about the history and traditions of this beautiful art form. However the rigors of full-time training began to take their toll, and by 2010 Kristina was suffering from multiple injuries that made her unable to continue. Doctors told her that she would need surgery, and her contortion days were over. After so many years of battling physical limitations in her 20s, Kristina was unable to accept this diagnosis and began searching for other options. She discovered that the intense stretching had weakened her muscles and connective tissue, resulting in instability and pain. She began to work with a physical therapist to strengthen overstretched muscles and regain her strength. She earned her Pilates certification through Body Arts and Sciences and applied that knowledge to her own training. Within a year she was performing again, and actually able to achieve movements that had always been too difficult before. This method formed the foundation for Fit & Bendy. Kristina found that the methods that helped her recovery also helped her flexibility students at Cirque School LA where she founded the contortion and flexibility programs. In 2013 Kristina released her first DVD, Get Bent, and went into private practice. Since then she has taught thousands of students all over the world and has continued to expand her knowledge of the body, by studying methods including the targeted strengthening practice of Muscle Activation Technique, and the physical therapy techniques of Integrated Kinetic Neurology. Kristina coaches a wide variety of humans from celebrity performers and elite athletes to those recovering from injury and trauma.

FAQ

  • Do I need a lot of equipment?

    No, we have designed Video Club workouts to use minimal equipment so it really can be easy for you to do any time, any where. Some common equipment we use includes a mat, yoga blocks, a physio ball, a strap, resistance bands/mini loops, and sliders. Once you sign up, you will see links to shop from if there is equipment you do not already have. You will also see any common household alternatives that could work instead.

  • Can I make workout requests?

    Please do! Once you've joined Video Club you will be automatically enrolled in our Video Clubhouse where you can meet other Video Clubbers, discuss the workouts you love to hate (or hate to love), and make requests for future workouts! You can also email us at admin@fitandbendy.com.

  • How do I cancel?

    You can cancel your subscription by logging in, going to My Account, then Billing, then under Subscriptions you will find a Video Club line with a Cancel button.

  • What level of difficulty are the Video Club workouts?

    The workouts start out very gentle, accessible, and restorative. These workouts are perfect if you are newer to flexibility fitness, just getting back into it, or looking for something restorative to do on your days off from being a bendy beast. The workouts scale up to intermediate level, offering challenges to your strength, flexibility, and control. These workouts are perfect for folks looking to achieve intermediate level flexibility poses (flat splits, bridges, standing backbends). These are also excellent warm ups and supplemental workouts for more advanced benders.