We are the original designers of Elastablast, formerly Co-Oper Band, and are proud of our quality materials made in the USA that we stand behind 100%.
The stretch, strength, and rebound of the Elastablast creates an exciting new movement experience that can either contain and hold a rowdy group or encourage risk taking from even the most timid. Like a bungee cord covered in soft fleece, its dynamic rebound challenges individual gravity and balance. Group movement can support individual experimentation with
trust, caution, risk taking and release.
Elastablast can bring fun and creativity to your movement therapy, fitness, or children's dance class. It provides a resistance that maximizes simultaneous stretching and strengthening of muscle groups all while working together as a unit. Children love the rebound that requires them to assert their body weight and throw caution to the wind. (Within proper limits) See our activities page for games and movement ideas or review our DVD's below.
Don't be fooled by cheaper versions out there. Upon examination we have seen them to be made poorly with inferior materials and highly unlikely to hold up. We use the heaviest duty inner core latex engineered with a specially engineered clamping system, The outer fleece is a 200 weight double sided thick fleece that knock-offs we have seen do not begin to compare. Keep your children safe with our better quality made product.
See Greg Kaler, Physical Education Specialist in Action with the Elastablast
Music Therapists use Elastablast for teaching rhythm and musicality.
Wendy Zieve, MA, MT-BC says: "The Elastablast is my absolutely number ONE most effective tool to promote social interaction among children with autism and other developmental delays. They will overcome their reluctance to be in a group because they are so motivated to touch the fleece, see the colors and feel the resistance of the elastic. It is perfect for pairing with song activities that teach passing to a neighbor, color identification, body part identification, and vocabulary such as up, down, under, on top, around."
Set to lively music of Calliope, a Renaissance Band, this dvd will give you ideas for group warm-ups, creative movement, and core exercises. The spring and bounce of Elastablast will bring loads of fun to your groups and get them moving!