Welcome to 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!
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.
Hello Wiregrass! My name is Kim, and I was born and raised in Wicksburg, Alabama. My husband, Andy (also from the Wiregrass area) and I have been married 36 years and have relocated many times for our careers. We decided to return home in 2016 after my consulting career was cut short due to a major illness. In 2017, I was diagnosed with a very rare disease called Portopulmonary Hypertension. I went on to receive a life saving liver transplant in late-2017. I am using my second chance at life to make a difference in people's lives through my volunteer efforts with several charitable organizations. I discovered Stretch Zone while recovering from my transplant. Assisted stretching along with a regular fitness routine and myofascial release therapy has helped me rebuild my mobility, flexibility, balance, and strength. Once I experienced the benefits of the Stretch Zone Method, I felt compelled to open a store in the Wiregrass area to help others achieve their health and fitness goals which can range from improving mobility all the way to competing in athletic competitions. I am beyond excited to share Stretch Zone with the residents of the Wiregrass area. None of the things I do now would be possible without a selfless 36 year old woman who chose to be an organ donor. My goal every day is to live my life in a manner that would make her proud of me.
Jessica McCarsonGeneral Manager
My name is Jess. Lifting Weights, HIIT classes, and yoga are my favorite activities. Going for an outdoor run helps start my day out with a clear and positive mindset. My hobbies are hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and traveling. I can be found at a loud rock concert jamming out or quietly lounging on the couch reading a book. What helps me be my best self is helping others reach their full fitness potential. Seeing someone smile after doing a pull up, watching your client smile after they tell you they dropped a pant size… hearing happiness in their voice when they notice their energy levels and range of motion have improved and are able to resume or begin new activities in their daily lives. These are the things that motivate me. Prior to returning to my hometown of Enterprise, Alabama, I managed several gyms and developed personal training regimens for my clients. Most recently, I worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor/coach at the Dothan Country Club. I am excited to expand my career and help bring Stretch Zone to the Dothan area. I’m looking forward to seeing you in the Zone!
Kayla LuttrellAssistant General Manager
Hi, I’m Kayla, and I am a born and raised proud East Tennessean. I am a mountain girl all around, and I’m a naturally energetic and upbeat person who likes to bring sunshine into other people’s lives. I have been into fitness for over a decade and a distance runner for about the same length of time. I have all kinds of certifications through IIN, NASM, and NAFC that I have earned since embarking on a career in health and fitness. I love the great outdoors - hiking, camping, white water rafting, trail running, and kayaking. Being outdoors is my therapy. I also love writing, reading, and learning from self-help, motivational, and leadership books and podcasts. I’m all about learning as much as I can. My goal in life is to make a difference in people’s lives. I believe that life is not about how much money you make but about how many lives that you can impact. I am looking forward to bringing my passion and energy to Stretch Zone Dothan.
Jade BagwellStretch Practitioner
Hey Y’all, I am Jade Bagwell! I am a Dothan native with a long history in the fitness industry. As a nationally certified personal trainer for close to 12 years, I truly know the importance of being stretched. The opportunity for the city of Dothan to have full Stretch access at their fingertips is incredible, I am so exited to be a part of something so cool! In my spare time I love spending time with my 5 year old son (he keeps me on the go) and going to the beach. After a 2 year battle with Stage 3 Breast Cancer, I have a newfound interest of advocating for breast health and women going through cancer. I am your cheerleader/hype women if you ever need one!
Christine DrakeStretch Practitioner
My name is Chris Drake, and I live in Dothan. I am a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with over 200 hours of training, as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist. I have teamed up with the Trauma Informed and Resilient Dothan Initiative to provide Trauma-Informed Yoga classes to survivors and providers. I understand the importance of stretching for overall health and wellness not to mention improved mobility and pain control. I am excited to be part of the team at Stretch Zone Dothan.
Adrian HorsteadStretch Practitioner
Hey y'all, I'm Adrian Horstead. You can call me Adrian. I graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. I have experience in many facets of work. I have played sports for most of my entire life. I understand the importance of physical health and the role of stretching. In 2004, I co-founded a non-profit, where our mission is "developing youth to acquire a passion of life-long learning." I have mostly worked in management for an array of companies including Coca Cola Bottling Company, Shaw Flooring Industries, and Wal-Mart. I have also taught Business and coached football and track in the Alabama public school system. I did a brief stint in the United States Air Force as a structural engineer. My passion is empowering others to become the best version of themselves.
Valerie JonesStretch Practitioner
Hey y'all, I'm Valerie Jones, but you can call me Val. I am looking forward to bringing the excitement to Dothan with the Stretch Zone Method. I graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor's of Science in Nutritional Sciences. I have worked in retail pharmacy settings, for 6 years as a pharmacy technician, from from a local private chain to an independently owned, unique business model. I have also managed a Little Caesar’s, after rising through the ranks and served the community for over 7 years. Recently moved to Alabama over 2 years ago, where I have now learned and embraced the field of physical therapy. I worked side by side the therapists, developing a new love for movement and the human body. I am a NASM certified personal trainer, a health and wellness coach, and studying to learn even more about nutrition by becoming a NASM certified nutrition coach next. Obviously, I love all things food and exercise, but also love my family, my 5 pound yorkie mix and doing outdoors activities in the gorgeous Sweet Home Alabama area with the ones I love most. I eagerly await the opportunity to help you regain your mobility so that you can have a better quality of life.
Arianna PriceStretch Practitioner/Front Desk
Hello all! My name is Arianna, but I also go by Ari. I lived all around the world including Italy, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and a few other places within the States, but I mostly lived in the Dothan and surrounding area. I come from a military family who I love and appreciate so much. Also, I have a small family of my own with 2 doggos, who are basically my kids, and a loving sweet man. Currently, I am attending Wallace College for nursing whether for athletics or just the human body in general. I have a grounded understanding of the body and quality of care through my history of nursing home and rehabilitation patient care. I am an adrenaline enthusiast who is an avid hiker, camper, and fisherwoman. If I’m not inside resting, I am out stretching my wings enjoying what Bama has to offer. From a very young age I have always been consistent with Competitive Cheer as well as other sports. I can’t wait to meet others and bring my knowledge and enthusiasm to Stretch Zone! I am passionate about assisting others regain the comfortable life they deserve, with mobility!
Jessica PybusStretch Practitioner
Hey everyone! My name is Jess and I’m so excited to be a part of Stretch Zone Dothan! I graduated with my Associates in Applied Sciences as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2009 from Wallace Community College. Throughout the last 12 years, I have worked in all settings I possibly could. I have primarily worked in home health but have worked in outpatient and inpatient rehab services as well. My number one passion, with work, is making people feel better. Improving someone’s quality of life is so rewarding! Seeing someone smile as their pain reduces or seeing someone walk better after treatments is what it is all about for me! I have many hobbies that include traveling, music festivals, basketball, softball, watching football, and eating spicy food! I also volunteer my time at Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary helping horses that we save from abuse and kill shelters. I can’t wait to help you achieve all your goals as a stretch practitioner here at Stretch Zone!
Summer StokesFront Desk Manager/Stretch Practitioner
Hi everyone! My name is Summer. I'm 30 years and was raised in Ozark, but I now live in Dothan. I'm a mom of three - one boy and two girls. So, you know I have a pretty active life. In my spare time, I love reading, cooking, and listening to music. I'm so very excited to be part of the Stretch Zone team! Prior to joining Stretch Zone, I was a CNA for two years. I know that my passion in life is taking care of people and making them feel better. I'm a people person, and I love making people smile and laugh. As you all walk in for your stretches, know that I will be the first face you see! I will always be smiling and making sure you are comfortable. Can't wait to see you soon!
TESTIMONIALSWhat Our Customers Have To Say
As a liver transplant patient with a lot of scar tissue, I understand the importance of mobility and how stretching plays such a huge role in overall fitness and mobility.