Welcome to Stretch Zone

Bradenton

Unlock your body’s flexibility with Stretch Zone.

When you visit Stretch Zone, our trained stretch practitioners lead you through a series of dynamic stretches to increase mobility and muscle function and make daily movements more efficient. We offer a welcoming environment, knowledgeable staff and comfortable equipment, since our practitioners do all of the work for you, simply relax and enjoy the benefits!

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8203 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton, FL 32401, USA

Located one block north of University Ave. across from the mall between the Marriott and Home Depot.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday
8am-6pm
(Early and late sessions available by appointment)
Saturday
8am-4pm
Sunday
Closed

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The Stretch Zone Method® addresses flexibility from a neurological perspective. This is achieved by dealing with the muscle’s nervous tension (“tonus”) to reach an optimal active range of motion. The goal is not to make a person more “flexible” or “elastic,” but rather enable you to move more functionally by re-establishing a more ideal resting muscle tone. By re-educating the associated nerve-muscle reflex, the Stretch Zone Method® leads to movement becoming easier and more efficient.

Rather than creating soreness by pulling on our limbs to extremes, the Stretch Zone Method® works through the nervous system to achieve lasting gains in flexibility and range of motion. The method rests on the notion that changing and re-educating our muscle’s nervous energy is a major factor in unleashing our body’s intended function. This nervous energy, known as the stretch reflex, is our body’s automatic defense against the dangers of over-stretching. Any movement that goes too fast or too far, or is held for too long, will cause your body to resist with the stretch reflex. Once the reflex is activated, your body has effectively said “no more” and resists the stretch. Any further attempt at stretching becomes counter productive and may even cause long term damage.

Liz Howell

General Manager

A former College Softball player, Liz received a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida in 2009. Liz has worked as a Strength/Conditioning Coach and Therapeutic Riding Instructor at Quantum Leap Horse Farm, where she helped amputees and people afflicted by mental and physical disabilities. At age 21, Liz was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, and knows firsthand the benefits of maintaining mobility through stretching! She believes that each day provides her with an opportunity to help people reach their goals one step at a time. At home, Liz enjoys riding horses and working out on the beach.

Greg Hendrix

Owner

As a former Golf Professional, Greg Hendrix understood the importance of maintaining flexibility. After experiencing extreme back pain, Greg was introduced by a friend to Stretch Zone in Johns Creek, Georgia. After three of four sessions, he was convinced! The pain went away, his flexibility and mobility improved and he became interested in the business model. As an entrepreneur, Greg understood the upside of building a business around helping people stay flexible and mobile. He now owns two Stretch Zone locations in the Gulf Coast Region of Florida in Sarasota and Venice.