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Whether you like to workout indoors or outside, in the heat or in the gym, lift weights or pound the pavement, we’ve all got one thing in common — we all need a good stretch from time to time, especially after a particularly grueling sweat session. But it’s not always so easy to fit it in or figure it out (is that a good hurt or a bad hurt?). Well, ATL, you’re in luck because help is on the way!
That’s right — a new studio is headed to Buckhead, and they’re focused solely on stretching your tired and aching muscles. It’s called StretchLab, and it’s about to become your body’s new BFF.
StretchLab was started in Southern California in 2015. The unique concept quickly lit up the fitness space and the recovery scene, and has been growing ever since. On both coasts, you’ll find all sorts of studios with classes dedicated to foam rolling, personalized stretching, and even offering a dip in a cryotherapy tank or time in recovery boots.
And, as the recovery trend becomes an integral part of everyday fitness routines, StretchLab is starting to move in on fitness scenes across the country — they’re setting up shop from Minnesota to Texas and everywhere in-between. This will be one of the few Southeast locations and Georgia’s first.
But beyond the benefits of enhanced performance, better flexibility, and less pain following a workout, StretchLab also helps those of us wanting to improve our posture, reduce stress, and enjoy a bit more relaxation. Because when we aren’t working out, we’re dealing with whatever life is throwing at us. And we’re all guilty of spending too much time hunched over a laptop or phone or adding a little too much weight to that pack on our back.
While the Atlanta area is already home to five MOTION Stretch Studios, StretchLab obviously has determined there’s some flexibility in the assisted stretching space. Their new studio is opening in the heart of Buckhead at Peachtree Battle this July. And once they do, you can give your muscles some extra TLC with a 25- or 50-minute one-on-one stretch, or hit up a group session and stretch with your besties by your side. Follow along with them on Instagram for the latest on their official opening date and offers!