Our Story

We are wellness pioneers, business leaders and stretch experts who know the value of a good stretch.

About Us

Like you: We work hard. We workout hard. We schlep our stuff (and our kids) all around. We know the importance of stretching to counteract the wear and tear of daily life, but we’ve always found it hard (and dull) to do on our own. We developed Stretch*d to give you the space you need to make stretching enjoyable, convenient and effective. So, why stretch yourself, when we can do it for you?!

From Our Founders

Amanda Freeman (CEO): I’m an OG wellness entrepreneur (Founder of SLT and Co-Founder of Vital Juice), a chronic desk sitter, a mother of two young children, a one-time marathon runner and a boutique fitness devotee. As someone who’s been around the block in the fitness industry, I know the value of a good stretch and yet how hard it is to find. So, I’ve worked hard to put this dream team together to bring you the ultimate stretching experience. I went to Duke (go Blue Devils!) and Harvard Business School.

Vanessa Chu (COO): I’m a lifelong athlete (competitive gymnast and collegiate springboard diver), a certified yoga instructor and have been working in wellness since juice became a “thing.” Having held leadership roles at Organic Avenue, BluePrint, and Project Juice, you could call me a juice-pert. And having started my own infrared sauna meets meditation business, I know the value of relaxation and recovery time. I went to Wellesley College and received my MBA from Columbia.

Chief Stretch*rs

JEFF BRANNIGAN

Jeff is a former Division I college distance runner whose passion for stretching started when he sustained a hip injury. Jeff has a Masters in Health Promotion from American University and has been working in sports therapy and stretching with college and professional athletes for over ten years.

JEREMY MAYER

Also a former college athlete (basketball at ECU), Jeremy holds a Masters in Applied Physiology from Columbia and has been stretching clients for 14 years. He trained for over ten years at a musculoskeletal therapy clinic and has stretched college and professional athletes around the world.

The Stretch*d method

We developed the Stretch*d Method after years of working with all kinds of bodies: from pro-athletes to weekend warriors to those who simply experience the wear and tear of daily life (extensive sitting, driving, picking up children, etc).

We believe that dynamic, assisted stretching is the most effective form of stretching for all bodies. The Stretch*d Method will help you perform at your peak, improve your range of motion and posture, reduce pain, increase longevity and chill you out.