THE FLEXSPACE STORY
When Jemma and Zhana, the co-founders of FLEXSPACE STUDIOS, first met, they couldn't have been more different.
Jemma, a former professional ballerina, had become a fitness trainer after suffering a back injury that took her forever to recover from. Movement was her life, her passion, and the legacy she knew wanted to leave behind.
Zhana, a corporate sales professional, was on the other end of the spectrum. Having had limited exposure to exercise due to various health issues in her childhood and early adulthood, she was simply tired of feeling broken from the long days spent in her office chair, in the car, and on the couch.
They met when Zhana decided to take Jemma's stretching classes which she had hoped would alleviate her back pain, prevent tension headaches, and make her knees stop hurting all the time. Little did she know that not only would her chronic pains go away, but she would have a chance to build what now feels like an entirely new body: a strong, flexible, and confident one!
Once Zhana felt the life-changing effects of stretching on her own body, she just knew they had to bring it to more people! One evening after class, Jemma and Zhana dreamed about what it could look like if they could combine Jemma's decades of movement expertise, and Zhana's business brain.
And on that day... FLEXSPACE was born!
FLEXSPACE STUDIOS officially opened in September 2019, with group stretching + conditioning classes running out of multiple partner locations in the Greater Toronto Area. Like many other small businesses, we had to close our physical doors in March 2020, and after spending several sleepless nights pondering the possibilities, we decided to take the leap and pivot towards the virtual world.
These days, FLEXSPACE operates primarily online, and supports both individuals and teams of various movement backgrounds in reaching their flexibility + strength goals through classes, workshops, courses and custom training programs.