By Jill Nagy
For people feeling a bit stiff and out of sorts after a day at the desk but too tired to head for the gym, the Stretch Zone, a new business in Clifton Park, may be the answer.
“Basically, it’s stretching,” said John Bladek, owner of the business, located at 54 Crossing Boulevard. There are no weights or machines involved, just the client and a practitioner, he said.
Stretch Zone is a franchise of a Florida company. Bladek worked for the parent company, certifying and managing trainers. He has a background in anatomy and physiology, as do the other four practitioners in his business. In addition, all of them have completed an accreditation and certification program at the company’s Florida headquarters.
Clients range from those needing the stretching experience to people with serious medical problems. Many are completing physical therapy programs and need further work, he said. The practice also works with people with medical conditions such as cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s.