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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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I Got So Much More Than A Stretch System

Feb 21, 2022

Someone sent to me a link to a Blog they read about The Performance Stretch System. I was so touched and filled with gratitude that I wanted to share it with you. 

I've been trying to figure out how I can share with you what this course really does for people and I'm so happy that Carisa Gaylardo, The Bodyologist was able to express it from her point of view. So here's to our first Guest post!!!

Thank you so much Carsia for letting us share this with Our community! 

Sincerely,

Sarah

What it Was Like to Get Certified in Sarah Mariano’s Performance Stretch System

Recently I attended Sarah Mariano’s (aka @thestretchtherapist), Performance Stretch System workshop in Austin, Texas.

I went there to become certified in this floor-based assisted stretch technique that combines elements like yoga, rehabilitation techniques, and martial arts (to name a few). I went there to expand my understanding of recovery and stretching. I went there to give myself another set of...

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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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