Welcome to Stretch Zone
Assisted stretching can improve your life.
You can’t reach your best without a good stretch. Many professional athletes have trusted the Stretch Zone Method. Whether you’re very active or live a more sedentary lifestyle, tension could be building up in your body. As this tension builds, it will begin to restrict your movement, stopping you from reaching your potential.
At your local Stretch Zone, we’ll use our proven methods to isolate and re-educate your individual muscles. You’ll be greeted by a stretch practitioner in Encinitas who is expertly trained to move your body in ways that will expel the annoying tension from your body. Once you’re comfortably positioned on our custom-made equipment, we’ll strap you in and we’ll get right to work.
When you come to Stretch Zone, our goal is to increase your mobility, but the great thing about our stretch sessions is that you won’t have to do anything while you’re here. We do it all.
Ready to experience what you’ve been missing out on? Book a free 30-minute stretch today.
– Better physical ability
– Better reaction time
Fun Facts About Encinitas
– It was named one of the top 10 surf neighborhoods in the United States by Surfer Magazine. It was even mentioned by name in “Surfin’ USA” by The Beach Boys
– Encinitas is divided into five areas: Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea
– Celebrities and athletes who have lived in Encinitas include skateboarder Tony Hawk, model Emily Ratajkowski, and actor Richard Dreyfuss
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.
Kristi StoutGeneral Manager
Kristi has an extensive career as a health and wellness professional, manager and practitioner. Degree in Exercise Science, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Posture Specialist and Medical Integration Trainer. Animal lover, golfer and cyclist.
Brian opened Stretch Zone in 2016. He believes that the recovery phase of doing the things we love is as important as the things themselves. "Stretching is cleaning the tools before you put them away". Brian and his wife Tracy reside in Encinitas.