StretchLab, the premier assisted stretching franchise, is set to open its first studio in Pasadena on November 26. Located at 183 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 50 in Pasadena, the studio will introduce people of all ages and fitness levels to the various health and wellness benefits of working with highly trained Flexologists™ in an open, modern, fun and approachable environment.
StretchLab Pasadena is owned by Emelia Mardigian, a local nurse for the past 18 years and mom of two active teenagers. Being a nurse, Emelia has always put her health first and continues to encourage others she cares for to do the same. Soon after discovering StretchLab, Mardigian found that it was the key to making her body feel rejuvenated after long shifts on her feet at the hospital. Stretching sessions also helped Emelia keep up with her active and busy lifestyle and she is looking forward to encouraging others in the local community to embrace all StretchLab Pasadena has to offer.
“I heard about StretchLab through a friend and decided to try it out,” said Mardigian. “It only took one intro session for me to start feeling like a brand-new person. StretchLab helped me so much that I started to imagine what this could do for other people in my community, and decided to open one here in Pasadena. There is nothing like StretchLab in the area, so I know it’s going to thrive here. I can’t wait to see how others in the community benefit, reach their goals and overall improve their lives.”
StretchLab offers 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. In addition to one-on-one stretching services, two small-format group stretches are available in which a trained Flexologist™ leads clients through a warm-up and sequence of stretches to address major muscle groups. Monthly memberships are available for four or eight visits per month, as well as drop-in stretches.
“I was pleasantly surprised with how great my body felt after my first time at StretchLab,” said General Manager, Bradley Kennedy. “If you want to be able to spend more time doing the things you love with the people you love, StretchLab is the place for you. I can relate to those in the community who are struggling with pain, and I am happy to help them feel better and achieve their goals.”
The Pasadena studio will also offer the TRX MAPS machine, which is a revolutionary machine that identifies movement inefficiencies across four critical categories: Mobility, Activation, Posture and Symmetry. The MAPS score is created utilizing 3D technology to perform a total body movement assessment scan in under 30 seconds, as users perform three body-weight squats. Results are delivered on-screen and via email, which will allow StretchLab’s Flexologists to better serve the needs of its diverse members. This creates a customized movement plan and offers a measurable way to see progress in flexibility.