StretchLab opens a new location in Lexington

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Posted 6/13/24

Lexington locals now have a place to stretch out. Literally.

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StretchLab opens a new location in Lexington


Lexington locals now have a place to stretch out. Literally.

StretchLab, “an assisted stretch concept that aims to address tightness and imbalances in the body by creating a customized stretching routine for its clients,” is opening this month on Sunset Boulevard near Lowes Foods in the Lexington Square shopping center.

Officially called StretchLab Lake Murray, according to a press release, there will be one-on-one assisted stretching in celebration of the new business from June 13-15. Additionally, StretchLab Lake Murray is offering new member specials and discounted membership prices for life applicable to anyone who joins by June 15. These discounts are on average 15% less than regular membership prices, according to the press release.

StretchLab is a franchise owned by Steve and Stacey Hitzmann and they have opened five other locations across Forest Acres in Columbia and Huntersville, Dilworth, SouthPark and Fort Mill in the Charlotte market.

“Stretching caters to everyone, regardless of age, that wants to move freely. As we age, there’s no doubt stiffness and reduced mobility creep in and so StretchLab is a fantastic routine to continue living an active lifestyle. From the active golfer or tennis player, folks recovering from injury, or those experiencing stiffness from sitting in the car or working at a desk,” Steve Hitzemann is quoted saying in the press release. “We are thrilled to expand StretchLab’s top-tier services to Lexington. Our clients can expect a fully customized routine catered to their mobility and flexibility goals that will leave them feeling reenergized.”

This health-centered business offers one-on-one assisted stretches with options of either a 25-minute targeted stretch or a 50-minute whole body stretch, according to the release. The 25-minute stretch focuses on major muscle groups in one area to help alleviate muscle tightness from daily office work or intense workouts. The 50-minute stretch whole body option helps those struggling from tight muscles and aching or stiff joints and athletes who would like to improve sport performance, according to the release.

“Founded in 2015, StretchLab's mission is to provide the highest quality assisted stretching services, helping clients of all types reclaim freedom through increased range of motion and flexibility. Upon hiring, applicants are required to have a background in anatomical studies, with many being Exercise Science and Kinesiology graduates,” the press release reads. “StretchLab's proprietary Flexologist™ Training Program is at the core, requiring all new Flexologist hires to complete 60-70+ hours of comprehensive training - a blended curriculum covering the muscular system, assisted stretching techniques for various clients, and hands-on instruction. During one-on-one sessions, Flexologists utilize the Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) method to maximize client's range of motion. StretchLab's hiring requirements and rigorous training program ensure Flexologists are well-prepared for careers in assisted stretching, upholding exceptional service standards.”

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