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.
Stretch Zone was founded in Miami in 2004 by Jorden Gold, one of the world’s foremost experts in practitioner-assisted stretching. By focusing and expanding upon the amazing therapeutic benefits of stretching, Stretch Zone has revolutionized the fitness industry and completely reinvented the concept of “the stretch.” Far, far more than just a mobility-increasing warm-up exercise, The Stretch Zone Method® takes stretching to an entirely new level, and can have an incredible impact on a person’s overall health, prevent injuries, increase recovery and enhance overall performance.
With a dedicated roster of world-recognized names and faces, Stretch Zone has become the resource for improving performance in both athletic and daily activities for notables including musician Lenny Kravitz, actor George Hamilton, pro-athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and ATP such as Dwyane Wade, Marshall Faulk, Chris Carter, and legendary Hall of Famer Jim Brown, as well as the partnerships with NBA and NFL teams.
“Stretch Zone’s programs are designed bridge the gap between health and fitness,” explains Mike Bush, Stretch Zone President. “Between our 20 years of research and success, we’ve designed practitioner-assisted stretches to not only meet the demand of ‘stretching back the years’ for businesses and experts alike, but also a way for them to benefit from a new revenue stream and longer professional lifespan.” Stretch Zone is targeting businesses that service baby boomers; health and medical specialists; sports clubs and spas; schools and athletes of all levels with the Stretch Zone Method®, a complete proprietary system of methods, protocols, continuing education workshops and tools that include the original Stretch Zone Table® and patent pending Conversion Kits.