StretchLab Opens 1st Tampa Bay Franchise In Largo

On Oct. 11, StretchLab hosted the grand opening of its Largo location at 10423 Ulmerton Road.

LARGO, FL — On Oct. 11, StretchLab hosted the grand opening of its Largo location at 10423 Ulmerton Road. This marks the first Tampa Bay location for the national franchise with more than 130 studios across the country.

The mission of StretchLab is to provide the assisted stretching services to clients of all fitness levels, ages and body types, connecting their flexibility and range of motion to an increase in quality of life, energy and lifestyle. During a 25-50 minute session, clients work one on one or in a group with a trained Flexologist™ who works to address each client’s individual goals and problem areas. The benefits of regular, targeted stretching include improved sports performance, increased range of motion and flexibility, reduction of stress, muscle and joint pain, and improved posture and relaxation.

Founded in 2015, StretchLab was born from a desire to provide a premium level of customized flexibility training. In 2017, StretchLab was acquired by Xponential Fitness, the largest boutique franchiser in the world.

StretchLab comes to Tampa Bay courtesy of local owners, husband and wife Soosie Lazenby and George Spowart. With more than 50 years of marketing experience between them, they both fully realize the importance of what StretchLab has to offer its clients.

Spowart, former chief marketing officer of PODS, has been stretching on his own for years to relieve back pain. Soosie, owner of an award-winning event and design company in Clearwater, served as the sports commissioner for the state of Massachusetts, as well as the chair of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

“Both of us have always been passionate about fitness so it’s exciting to bring our business experience to something we really believe in. Getting involved with StretchLab was a natural next step for us,” Lazenby said. “We evaluated dozens of concepts, and we know StretchLab will be a perfect fit for the current wellness scene in the area. It’s complementary, not competitive, to other fitness and wellness activities.”

Clients can visit StretchLab or call 727-500-2192 to schedule an introductory session.