Unique Assisted Stretching Studio Opens In Stamford

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STAMFORD, CT — StretchLab, a boutique health and wellness franchise that offers one-on-one assisted stretching services, recently opened up a new location in the Harbor Point section of Stamford at 121 Towne St.

Founded in 2015 in Venice, Calif., StretchLab Stamford is the fourth Connecticut location. There are also facilities in New Canaan, Westport and Fairfield, as well as in Westchester County in Scarsdale, White Plains and Mount Kisco, N.Y.

A grand opening event will be held at StretchLab Stamford in early February.

Adam Kinzer, who is a part of the Westchester/Fairfield ownership group, said he's always had his eye on Stamford.

"I was waiting for the right opportunity because it's such a dynamic city and it has grown so much so fast. We really thought our concept would do well. We were excited to finally find a really great space and a great location," Kinzer said.

Inside the new 1,500 square foot facility, clients can take advantage of services that are designed to increase mobility and flexibility, reduce pain, decrease muscle aches, improve posture, reduce recovery time and enhance quality of life.

There are a variety of one-on-one personalized stretching services including a 25-minute stretch that concentrates on the client’s current stretching needs, as well as a 50-minute head-to-toe deep stretch that addresses all major muscle groups.

All stretches are guided by trained "Flexologists."

"Flexibility is the most neglected necessity of fitness in my view," said Dave Solano, General Manager at StretchLab Stamford and New Canaan.

Solano said after most people exercise, they put off stretching which then snowballs and causes other issues.

"Workouts come with impending tightness that sets in and as that tightness accumulates, that tightness then becomes imbalance, and the imbalance then becomes injury, then injury becomes nagging injury and so on," Solano said.

Kinzer said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for stretching services.

"What COVID did is everybody's now working from home, being a lot more sedentary and sitting around," Kinzer explained. "It has really just wreaked havoc on their bodies. So in a weird way, people actually need our services more than ever because of COVID."

The Harbor Point section of Stamford has grown over recent years, with businesses and restaurants flocking to the area. Solano said the community there has been very welcoming.

"Stamford has a really great small business community and they all support each other and they all want to see each other thrive," he said.

The Stamford studio will celebrate its opening with special, discounted pricing for their services, which include different monthly memberships, as well as single stretches, from now until the grand opening event in early February.

For more information on StretchLab Stamford, go to their website.

This article originally appeared on the Stamford Patch

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