Brad Walker – AKA The Stretch Coach
Coach, author, speaker, stretching expert and nationally ranked athlete
Brad has coached elite level and world champion athletes from sports as diverse as triathlon, motor cycle racing, roller skating, squash and baseball. He’s lectured extensively on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. In 1990 Brad was ranked 3rd in Australia as a junior competitor at the National Triathlon Long Course Championships (2.2km swim, 80km bike and 20km run). And more recently, raced at the 2018 Triathlon World Championships.
Featured in dozens of magazines and on hundred’s of websites
Brad is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England (now Southern Cross University) and has postgraduate accreditation’s in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. His stretching and sports injury articles have been published in numerous health and fitness magazines and extensively online at sites like the Washington Post, the New York Times, About.com, Athletes.com and BodyBuilding.com. Magazines such as Runners World, Bicycling, Triathlete, Swimming and Fitness, and Triathlon Sports have all featured his work.
100,000+ Google references and a reputation as the “Stretching Guru”
Brad is often referred to as the Stretch Coach and has even been called the Stretching Guru. He’s been involved in the field of stretching, flexibility and sports injury management since the early 1990’s and over that time has built a reputation as the go-to-guy for all things stretching and flexibility; so much so, that he now sits on expert panels for 7 different companies, and Google cites over 100,000 references to him and his work on the internet.
Listed in 5 Amazon best-seller categories
Since 1995 Brad has been at the cutting edge of research and development into the field of stretching and flexibility. He’s written more books and articles on stretching and flexibility than any other author. In fact, Amazon has listed his books on 5 of their best-seller lists both in the US and the UK. Visit Brad’s Amazon Author page.
Course Creator and Chief Stretch Adviser to the StretchLab Flexologist Training Program
In 2017 Brad was recruited by StretchLab, a world leader in providing one-on-one assisted stretching services and small group stretch classes. Brad developed the stretching protocols and procedures that StretchLab uses daily. He also created the extensive 70+ hour Flexologist Training Program (FTP) that StretchLab uses internationally to train their Flexologists.
40,000+ customers from 122 countries and 3,485 “5-Star” reviews
Brad is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditation’s in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. And he prides himself on offering the most simple, easy-to-understand “how-to” information on stretching and flexibility. Scroll down to read what some of his customers are saying…
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“Thanks to you, I am using a leg that doctors said I would never use again.”
“Your injury recommendations have healed my pulled calf muscle. I’m back up on the slopes and fully recovered.”
“This is the first cycling season that I don’t have knee pain! Thank you for compiling such a valuable resource.”
“I was walking unaided in seven days to the amazement of my physical therapists.”
“Every high school coach and every athlete should become your student.”
“I can’t begin to tell you how much you have helped me. Your information has helped me get back into activities that I thought were history.”
I met my beautiful wife-to-be, Jenny in 1992 and we were later married in 1995. Jenny and I are the proud parents of two boys; Ethan and Seth. We live on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, but I do spend about 3 to 4 months of the year in the US (Irvine, CA and Chicago, IL mainly).