Welcome to Stretch Zone
The Villages® Community Pinellas Plaza
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!
What are you waiting for? Book your free stretch today!
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.
Darrel BrooksGeneral Manager
While spending 4 years in the military Darrel conducted personal training sessions and over saw the physical training for soldiers not meeting physical standards. Darrel is an experienced Personal Trainer. His degree is in Exercise & Sports Science. Darrel has had the opportunity to design, develop and implement many fitness programs tailored to individual clients needs. Darrel's ability to share with clients the benefits of stretching and the programs Stretch Zone offers is a testament to his success.