StretchLab, offering one-on-one assisted stretch, opened its 400th franchise location at StretchLab University Village in Colorado Springs, CO. The milestone comes eight months after the company’s 300th studio opened, opening a location every three days in 2023.
Having secured over 900 signed franchise agreements, StretchLab has many more studios in development worldwide.
“Just five years ago, assisted stretching was not a well-known practice, mostly reserved for professional athletes. But StretchLab has led the charge in changing that perception, surpassing 400 locations and making assisted stretching accessible to hundreds of communities in record time,” said Verdine Baker, president of StretchLab. “Since the pandemic, we have opened a studio every three days, demonstrating that there is extreme demand for assisted stretching as a recovery service, and we are so fortunate to partner with talented franchisees across the country to meet that demand.”
“We are honored to be the 400th studio, particularly since there were only four StretchLabs open when we joined the brand,” said Terry Rackley, owner of StretchLab University Village. “This is our seventh StretchLab studio, and we have an amazing team already assembled that is passionate about their members and lives by StretchLab’s core values. I’m extremely proud of our team and look forward to helping serve our community.”
Along with the University Village studio in Colorado Springs, StretchLab recently opened studios in Huntsville, AL; Detroit, MI; Asheville, NC; Seattle, WA; and Washington DC. The brand also continues to make strides internationally, with studios in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, Japan, and in 15 Princess Cruise ships.
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