Form Meets Function
The innovative Shape Stretch Bar is the ultimate in functional fitness for performance, recovery, and wellness. Built to serve people of all sizes, our patented body stretching bar and exercise programs were created to help you achieve flexibility goals.
Rules of Shape Stretching
• Never Stretch an Injury or Damaged Tissue. Always consult your doctor before starting a stretching program.
• Stretch Slowly and Fluidly.
• No Pain Principle, never any pain, just a pleasant feeling of Stretch Awareness.
• Static (passive) Stretching for wellness plus after training and competitions.
• Active Stretching before workouts & sports and after for recovery.
• Perpetual Movement (dynamic) Stretching before competition and sports.
• Exhale into the stretch to release tension and synchronize breathing with movement.
• Stretch more tight or restricted side until it matches the other side, or until no further gains.
Feeling Pain means STOP STRETCHING and see a Doctor!
Shape Stretch Integrated Approach to Flexibility
Based on NASM Stretching and Flexibility Coaching (SFC) Techniques
Shape Stretch can help you execute static stretching seamlessly. Shape Stretch works like a flexibility trainer to stabilize your body while stretching. Static stretching is an effective, low intensity technique for increasing ROM (range of motion) of a joint. Recommended for beginner stretching and overall wellness.learn how
Shape Stretch facilitates active stretching for quick warm ups. Shape Stretch provides stabilization for stretching movements. Active approaches use the static stretching positions with a series of contractions and relaxations that improve ROM (range of motion). Excellent for intermediate stretching. Use for yoga warmups and recovery training.Learn How
Perpetual Movement Stretching (Dynamic)
Shape Stretch allows clients to control and listen to their body for an incredible dynamic stretching experience using perpetual movement (PM). Execute the PM stretching technique once comfortable with static and active. Excellent for warm-ups before athletics.Learn How
Yoga Poses Made Easy
The ultimate prop for Yoga & Stretching, Shape Stretch gives you balance, stability, and confidence to execute poses and positions to find your flexibility.
Flexibility to feel your best
Flexibility Measurement Strip
Use the adhesive vinyl number line to assess your toe touch to determine hypermobility (over-flexible) or hypomobility (under-flexible). Helps you work your way toward touching your toes.
Shape Stretch Athlete Review
Flexibility is defined by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as:
"Normal extensibility (ability to stretch) of all soft tissues (contractile and non-contractile) that allow the complete Range Of Motion (ROM) of a joint."
Self Stretching the soft tissues (muscles and fascia) is shown to increase flexibility and joint mobility. This balances and hydrates the human movement system so it is better tuned to compensate and perform everyday and athletic motion.
SHAPE STRETCH educates and guides you on finding your flexibility using the Shape Stretch Body Bar and NASM Stretching and Flexibility Coach Program Principles.
the Shape Stretch body bar fits all types of bodies
Designed for Results
The Patented Shape Stretch Bar was invented by John DiMarco, Ph.D., a professor of design at St. John's University and a NASM Certified Stretching and Flexibility Coach. The final product design was reviewed for efficacy by professionals across the fields of Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Medical devices, Fitness, Martial Arts, and Athletic Training.
Image - Chiropractor and medical supply store owner, Dr. Ray Bartolo tests Shape Stretch on the table.