Stretch Zone®, Inc. was founded in Miami in 2004 by Jorden Gold, one of the world’s foremost experts in practitioner-assisted stretching. By focusing and expanding upon the amazing therapeutic benefits of stretching, Stretch Zone® has revolutionized the fitness industry and completely reinvented the concept of “the stretch.”
Far, far more than just a mobility-increasing warmup exercise, The Stretch Zone® Method takes stretching to an entirely new level, and can have an incredible impact on a person’s overall health, prevent injuries, increase recovery and enhance overall performance.
With a dedicated roster of world-recognized names and faces, Stretch Zone® has become the resource for improving performance in both athletic and daily activities for notables including musician Lenny Kravitz, actor George Hamilton, pro-athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB and ATP such as Marshall Faulk, Chris Carter and legendary Hall of Famer Jim Brown, as well as hundreds of other celebrities and celebrated athletes from around the world.
Watching someone’s loved grandfather walk out of a Stretch Zone store with a little extra giddy-up in their step and a smile on their face is all Jorden needs to keep grinding away at work. Known as “Stretch” to his peers and clients, Jorden Gold has created more than just Stretch Zone®; he’s created a way to “Stretch Back the Years”™
After completing his University studies in Pennsylvania, Gold took what he learned in Biology and Exercise physiology and moved to Miami, Fl. where he became a celebrity personal trainer renowned for his way of practitioner-assisted-stretching.
Shortly after embracing his biggest point of difference in the industry, his Pop-Pop (grandfather) lost mobility due to diabetes and Gold was determined to help him gain back his ability to walk. In order to improve his circulation and create a more ideal resting muscle tone, he stretched his Pop-Pop on his customized massage table every day. He eventually watched him evolve from using a walker to dancing independently at a family affair. Having seen the astounding impact that stretching had on his Pop-Pop; Gold began applying all of his experience to further study the science of stretching in hopes to improve the lives of others.
What the ever studying practitioner-assisted-stretching guru learned was that you really can’t ‘stretch’ a muscle. That stretching from a neurological perspective was the key to increase ones active range of motion and efficiency of movement. His secret weapon became his innovative Stretch Zone® Table and patent-pending Stretch Zone Stabilization System, which he designed to allow for the speedy yet controlled extension of the muscles.
Jorden’s talents soon became sought out by many celebrated celebrities, athletes, pro-sports teams and fortune 400 billionaires from around the world. The U.S. Open Champion, an NFL Most Valuable Player, and an (IBF) Light Heavyweight Champion of the World have all utilized Gold’s Stretch Zone to achieve their best.
But Gold’s focus wasn’t on his privileged clients: the pro-players on the field; the pop-star singing the national anthem or the billionaire owner of the stadium. His vision was on the packed stadium full of everyday people. The everyday non-athlete, de-conditioned, aging baby-boomer and senior citizen all deserved the same lifestyle enhancement. Stretch Zone’s mission is to improve everyone’s lifestyle.
In order to realize his dream, Jorden abruptly stopped the jet-setting with his clients and spent all of his time and resources to create a mass vehicle to provide full range of motion without pain and ramifications of muscle strain to the masses. For the next 4 years Jorden spent almost every waking moment researching and writing his manuals and protocols as well as inventing the proprietary equipment needed in order to create the infrastructure to go to scale.
Today, as a national expert on stretching, an approved provider of education for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Body Work (NCBTMB) and operator of one of the most respected stretch therapy companies in the industry, Gold has big plans…
To take Stretch Zone to the masses, Gold has partnered with a team of proven health club entrepreneurs to build the business model to open free stranding Stretch Zone Stores where people can habitually go to keep their Flex-Ability for Life!