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.
Enrique CardonaGeneral Manager
Enrique Cardona comes to The Villages Pinellas Plaza studio from New York. He received his formal training in physiology and anatomy from Monroe College. He also completed the courses required to be a certified personal trainer. He has excellent communication skills, enjoys working with clients and is bilingual. Enrique has extensive hands on experience working with clients with various health related issues and goals. In 2011 Enrique began to establish his career in management when he recruited, hired, and trained several personal trainers. He went on to manage 8 health clubs within his district. We are excited that he has joined The Villages Stretch Zone team.
Dennis has a diverse background regarding building and running businesses over the last 33 years. He has owned and operated a pizza franchise and in addition created a muti-national water filtration company. Dennis has built from the ground up an international steel company located in America and proudly has 10 employees. This business is now operated by his daughter. Dennis opened Stretch Zone 2 years ago. In that time Dennis has developed an incredible amount of respect from the community which has helped build the business to the success it has achieved. Dennis believes community involvement is essential to creating success.