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Learn about stretching, recovery & business by Sarah Mariano.

Why I Believe in Floor Based Assisted Stretching

Apr 26, 2022

When I first got into Stretch Therapy, I learned it on the table at first. We had a strap to make sure clients didn’t fall off the table and it took a while to find just the right height for my table so I wouldn’t constantly be bending over my client.

I started in Personal Training. Sure, now you can go to your local gym and there most likely will be a massage table there, but that wasn’t always the case. 

I would train my clients in the gym and then we would end up on the floor post-session trying to figure out the best way to duplicate an assisted stretch I had learned on the table.

When I decided to leave personal training and focus solely on Stretching, there was nowhere for me to work. So I started my business independently. I was working out of my home and doing mobile visits which required me to take my table with me everywhere I went. And it became exhausting. 

I knew there had to be a better way. So when I was creating The Performance Stretch...

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Failure may be the Key 🗝 to becoming a Stretch Therapist 🧐

Mar 29, 2022

Do you believe that there are themes that follow you? Themes that keep showing up until you take notice?

Well for me, if I had to choose a theme for myself in  2022, it would be failure. Not in a bad way, but in a very good way

I have spent a lot of time giving, receiving and accepting it this year so it’s time I discuss it.

You see, in our course The Performance Stretch System, I am the Lead Master Trainer and the final examiner for the online course. 

It is my job to decide whether the students pass or fail… and yeah, it’s much harder than you think . 

I truly want everyone to pass. I mean, our goal as a company is to #StretchTheWorld  and in order to do that, we have to have as many health and wellness pros come through our program and pass. 

But not everyone passes on their 1st try. And really, that’s ok; because for many it’s great!

We are dedicated to producing the best stretch therapists in the world. So we...

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One Word Can Change Your Whole Perspective

Jan 20, 2022

YOUR WORD FOR THIS YEAR

We are only a couple weeks into the new year and a lot of us are already overwhelmed. It seems as if everyone is trying to grab your attention. This sends your brain in so many different directions. It’s dizzying. 

My approach? I try to keep it simple. 

I choose 1 word as I reflect on my past year, by choosing my BEST DAY of the year. For 2021 my word was: FREE

Then I choose one word to focus on for my upcoming year. For 2022 my word is: SELF-LOVE

Take a moment and be proud of your accomplishments in order to plan for your future, for there is so much to learn from your past and so much to look forward to in the future. 

Here are some of mine:

  • I learned how to: manage my stress + anger, stay peaceful, calm, confident and surrender to the process + journey
  • I learned to be FREE
  • Met amazing people and friends
  • Connected with those who inspire me: Drake, Russell Wilson, Kelly Slater, Tati West
  • I learned to TRUST myself
  • I became able to...
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Drake Posted a Pic with Me 😳

Nov 11, 2021

A week ago I woke up to this:

I share a lot but I don’t share everything. I have many celebrity clients including Drake who I’ve been stretching for years, but I don’t share too much about them because their private lives are their private lives!

So when Drake posted a pic on IG after I finished stretching him, obviously I freaked out - I mean, he's arguably one of the most famous rappers/artists in modern times and he happens to be from my hometown! (and we were born in the same year!) 

I was inundated with dm’s and text messages and I literally had to shut my phone off because I couldn’t process it. 

He graciously took a photo with me and then tagged and posted it with a kind message alongside it. 

Insert freakout moment here: 

I am so grateful beyond words.

This is so valuable to me and my team because it highlights all the hard work we’ve put into building a program, system and business that would help to heal the...

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