"Jo’s stretch class has literally changed my life. After a lifetime of back and neck pain, and degeneration that had gotten worse with age, I had become unable to do any form of exercise without experiencing pain and discomfort for days afterwards. I am naturally an energetic and flexible person, but struggled to find an activity that was perfect for me. Enter Jo, with her kind, considered and personally tailored program that seeks to make us flexible, as well as relaxed. She has a wide knowledge of body mechanics and movement and makes us feel confident in a fun atmosphere. I really look forward to my class each Monday morning and can’t wait for each new term to begin!"
- L. Hubbard
"I have a connective tissue disorder that causes my muscles to stiffen and impacts my body and consequently my quality of life. I have been undertaking stretch therapy classes now for nearly 2 years. The difference to my well being is extraordinary. I began with weekly classes but have been doing 2 classes a week for over a year now. One of the main benefits has been an increase in self-knowledge of my body, how its feeling and what type of stretches will help to loosen up and keep functioning as normally as possible. The stretch term takes you through your bodies musculature and gets the fascia between muscles unstuck. As my ability to move and trust my body has improved so has my ability to manage my health in a more empowered way. Jo is an excellent teacher and the classes are worthwhile for any body, especially as we age."
- K. Lambert
"When you work in HR, sometimes setting up team activities events can be challenging at the very best, sometimes hit or miss. Since the first class was introduced, our employees have loved stretch classes. We have had committed employees attending every week espousing the benefits and enjoyment they receive from the classes.
The stretch classes has been a positive, well received wellbeing initiative aligned to our company values to care for our people. Staff have very much appreciated the opportunity to attend. “Sitting is the new smoking”, so easy to access, in house stretch classes have helped rebalance bodies after long periods of sitting.
Jo is a considered and thoughtful teacher. She has built rapport with our team so much so, we have invited her to our bi-annual company meeting so our wider team (not just the office) can enjoy the benefits of stretch. Thanks Jo!"
- Anne-Marie Moore (Human Resources Director, Alexion Pharmaceuticals)
"I am in my 87th year of life and have been attending Jo's classes for 8 years, which has been for me, one of the better decisions for my physical and mental health. The classes have given me flexibility, stamina and strength, and I now walk 4-5 km's a day, and do what I could not imagine to be possible at my age, many thanks. V. Guberina"
"I am 54 years old and have found stretch therapy classes to be the best form of exercise for me. After each class I feel loose and relaxed and have so much more movement in my body than ever before. Jo and Christie have a wealth of knowledge about body movement and take the time to make sure everyone is holding the correct form to gain the maximum benefit. I love the fact that classes are small and welcoming. I highly recommend Stretch therapy for anyone of any age to retrain their body to a more natural posture that our sedentary technological lives have taken us to!"
- P. Barlow