Welcome to Stretch Zone

Lakewood Ranch

Unlock your body’s flexibility with Stretch Zone.

We’ve reimagined stretching.

Having to deal with tension can cause the feeling of not being able to move around like you were once able to. You might not notice a large difference at first, but as time goes on, this will worsen if left untreated. The great news is that there’s a simple solution to stop this tension from worsening and even improve the way you feel!

Our Stretch Zone location in Bradenton offers easy and stress-free assisted stretching sessions. You’ll meet one of our amazing stretch practitioners who are extensively trained to manipulate your body in ways that will lead to less discomfort and better overall mobility.

The entire process is extremely simple as all you have to do is relax. We do all of the hard work for you. Once you’re ready, we’ll guide your body through dynamic stretches so that your muscle function will see a noticeable increase.

If you’re ready to experience a brand-new level of mobility, book a free stretch with us today!

– Feel energized

– Increased function

– Feel a difference

Fun Facts About Bradenton

– Bradenton was originally called Bradentown after Dr. Joseph Braden, an early settler in the 1800s

– The Village of the Arts in Bradenton is the largest arts district along the Gulf Coast

– We the Kings’ song “This is Our Town,” is actually about Bradenton


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    Visit Us

    8203 Tourist Center Drive, University Park, FL 34201

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

    Hours of Operation

    (Early and late sessions available by appointment)

    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


    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.