Who Am I?
Hey there! My name is Joanna. I am a Fascial Stretch Specialist (L3), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and an instructor for the Stretch to Win Institute. I grew up in athletics primarily doing gymnastics, and found CrossFit as an adult to stay healthy and strong. I graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s in Exercise and Wellness, and have been helping people both in and out of the gym ever since. Outside of the gym I love hanging out playing video games, reading regular books and comic books, and finding new sports/activities to try! Now that you know who I am, read below to discover what Stretch for Strength is all about.
What is Stretch for Strength?
Stretch for Strength is a business that strives to make you feel like you can reach any goal you set your mind to with the right customized care. It is inspired by every client I have seen that has gained flexibility and confidence in themselves, as well as gotten stronger: both physically and mentally. I provide Fascial Stretch Therapy sessions and private training as my best tools to help you, along with giving you the best education on fascia and stretching. I aim to help you understand the best way to achieve your current goals, and strive to set new ones.
Keep scrolling to learn more about Fascial Stretch Therapy and Training, or click below to book now. I look forward to meeting you!
The Services I Provide:
Fascial Stretch Therapy
It’s time to get Flexy! Fascial Stretch Therapy is a pain-free assisted stretching method that helps to improve performance, rehab injuries, and increase flexibility. Fascial Stretch Therapy addresses the fascia of your body, utilizing a massage table and stabilizing straps to achieve an optimal stretch of the fascial system. FST prioritizes use of breath and traction to unwind the tissue and provide the most relaxing experience possible. It is the most dynamic and functional way to improve fascia and achieve results, without needing to use pain. It utilizes reflexes and your nervous system in order to get the most flexibility and restore function in the fascial system.
- Fascial Stretch Therapy targets the joint capsule, where up to 47% of flexibility is locked.
- FST tunes the nervous system to the client’s needs: whether that is ramping up before an event, or winding down and relaxing.
- Using the nervous system, Fascial Stretch Therapy improves the muscle’s ability to activate as well as relax.
- Fascial Stretch Therapy treats the body as a whole structure, rather than in pieces.
- FST uses the fascial network to find the true source of pain and dysfunction, which is often not where the site of pain is.
- Anyone can use FST and gain benefits from it. From children to the elderly, to elite and professional athletes, to weekend warriors, to pre and post-natal women, to anyone trying to eliminate pain: FST can help everybody!
Personal Fitness Training
It’s time to get strong! Flexibility is extremely important to be an adaptable and healthy person. Strength assures that the flexibility that you do have/can gain is controlled and safe. Getting stronger means we have a greatly decreased risk for experiencing both major and nagging injuries, especially when pairing strength training with Fascial Stretch Therapy!
Personal Fitness Training and Fascial Stretch Therapy is helpful for any type of athlete. If you are a long-distance/endurance athlete, we can increase strength and flexibility so the body can handle impact for longer periods. If you are a strength/power athlete, we can balance any excessive asymmetries to increase performance. If you are in a rotational sport like golf, baseball, and more we can make sure you are able to handle rotational forces with the appropriate training, while increasing your swing/performance. If you are a new athlete that has ever stepped in the gym before, we can discover your true potential! We will make strength progress quickly, and sustain with flexibility work.
Personal fitness training with me is geared to help you get stronger and become better. Resiliency and goal setting will follow with new ones continually being set. Everything we do is based off your needs as a person, and desires as an athlete. Become the most adaptable and unstoppable person out there, and come get strong!
What are people saying about Stretch for Strength?
“I did my research on Fascia Stretch Therapy and quickly learned Joanna is one of the best practitioners in the industry. As an avid runner prone to injury, with Joanna’s help, I am now running injury free. In the past, I have received non-fascial stretch therapy, massages, and chiropractic work. By far, I have benefited from Joanna’s experience and professionalism. Joanna is kind, funny, and always on time. I cannot emphasize enough how much Joanna has helped me become pain free.”
“Thank you so much Joanna!! I appreciate everything you bring to the table. Your ability to watch me move and then target my imbalances has improved the quality of my performance tremendously! As an aging athlete and military veteran, I am able to train at a high level for a little while long as a result of my experience with you. Thank you!”
“Joanna has been awesome. Before I started going to her I had trouble doing simple things people take for granted. I’m a very active person but I had trouble doing things like getting on a bike. Joanna helped by not only stretching me but showing me how to stretch myself. She is always willing to help and personalizes everything to meet your needs. She provides instructional videos and checks in with you to make sure you are getting what you need. I strongly recommend her and the benefits she provides by helping you stretch.“
“Joanna provides a very personalized and professional experience. She takes the time to understand your history, inform you about FST, and formulate a plan for your recovery. She is very knowledgeable and genuinely wants to help you heal. I had been dealing with severe hip pain for over a year prior to discovering the benefits of FST and working with Joanna. A large number of injuries contributed to my pain and additional tightness. I was no longer able to hike or even go upstairs without being extremely uncomfortable. She has done a tremendous job alleviating the pain which has allowed me to live a more active lifestyle again. Make sure to put in the effort at home, ask questions, and set realistic goals… you will see the benefits! Thank you Joanna!”