Welcome to Stretch Zone

North Venice

Unlock your body’s flexibility with Stretch Zone.

Give your body the gift of renewed flexibility. 

Stretching is essential in every stage of life. When you’re young, stretching helps build foundations for your future development and increase your strength. When you reach adulthood, stretching helps keep your body functioning in optimal condition and reverses the effects of stress and tension. When you’ve reached an advanced age, stretching helps keep you mobile and maintains the strength you need in your everyday life.  

Stretching seems simple, but there’s a right way to go about it to achieve optimal results. At our Stretch Zone in North Venice, we can help you get the most out of your stretch. Our experienced stretch practitioners in North Venice will determine your level of flexibility and work with your body. 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach for a quality stretch. That’s why our stretch professionals cater each stretch to your needs and use our specialized equipment to eliminate stretch reflexes that prevent a deeper extension. This will help you feel the best results and unlock your full range of motion.  

Feeling better is easier than ever at Stretch Zone 

      – Strengthen your muscles

      – Increase your flexibility  

      – Improve your quality of life 

Fun Facts about North Venice 

      – Venice is one of only three cities in the state of Florida that is adjacent to the water but doesn’t have barrier islands  

      – North Venice values art and history – at the Venice Museum and Archives you can find over 30,000 photographs and exhibits that the museum has accumulated since its founding in 1927 

      – The only professional school for clowns in the world can be found in Venice



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    Visit Us

    2466 Laurel Road East, North Venice, FL 34275, USA

    Located in the Publix Shopping Center at the corner of Laurel Rd and Pinebrook Ave. Look for us on the east side of the plaza near Assaro's Pizzeria.

    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.

    Christie Harrmann

    General Manager

    Christie moved to Florida from East Peoria, Illinois in 2016. With over 15 years experience in the fitness industry, Christie is an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer with certifications in Boot Camp, Kickboxing and Water Aerobics. Christie develops close working relationships with her Stretch Zone clients and delights in monitoring their progress. At home, Christie enjoys spoiling her beloved cock-a-poo dog and boating with her husband, Brad.

    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.