If you’re a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist or do any type of bodywork then you need to be certified in Stretching and Flexibility.

Certificate of Completion

The New York Times reported that…

“Stretching Exercises Are In as the Next Fitness Fad!”

And Fast Company said…

“Stretching studios are the next big fitness trend!”

Your clients want to be stretched. In fact, they expect it today. If you’re not incorporating stretching exercises into your sessions your clients are going to start asking why. And imagine the embarrassment when you have to tell them… “I’m not certified to perform stretches on you.” Don’t get left behind. Start your Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility today…


You’ll learn how to incorporate the right stretches into your existing treatments or offer stretching as a stand-alone service.


You’ll be more knowledgeable, more skilled, better qualified and most importantly, more respected.


You’ll attract new clients, get better results, have happier clients, and be able to charge more.

Stretching Exercises Are In as the Next Fitness Fad

“To relax those taut muscles, so-called stretch coaches work one on one with clients in customized sessions that are part massage, part chiropractic, part dancer’s warm-up.”

The New York Times

Stretching studios are the ‘next big thing’ when it comes to fitness

“Stretch studios are the next big fitness fad and are popping up across the country.”


Stretching studios are the next big boutique fitness trend

“Stretching improves flexibility, lowers risk of injury, and induces relaxation–so, it’s no wonder the modality has become increasingly popular.”

Fast Company

Why Is Everyone Stretching?

“Stretching is the new exercising.” “Stretching is the next Pilates.” “One could easily conclude that a personal stretch session is the latest status symbol.”

The New York Times

Who is it for?

Manual therapists
Trigger point therapists
Physical therapists
Massage therapists
Myofascial release therapists
Athletic trainers
Personal trainers
Sports coaches
And all other exercise and fitness professionals

What will you learn?

The Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility course aims to increase professionalism within the health and wellness industry around the topic of stretching and flexibility, and help students develop a fundamental understanding of the physiology of stretching, flexibility and mobility training.

The course will equip students with the knowledge for the safe application of stretching exercises. And develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the anatomy involved during 135 stretching exercises.

The course is conducted entirely online, so you can complete it at your own pace and in your own time (24/7). It includes workbook material, video tutorials and detailed anatomy of over 130 different stretching exercises. Some of the topics covered include…


Physiology of Flexibility

Muscle anatomy; Physiology of muscle contraction; Muscle reflexes; Musculoskeletal mechanics; and What happens when a muscle is stretched?

Principle of Stretching

Benefits of stretching; When to use the different types of stretching (Static, Active, Passive, PNF, Isometric, Dynamic, Ballistic, AIS, Resistance, Loaded); Rules for safe stretching; Contraindications; How to stretch properly; and Stretching in the warm up and cool down.

Stretching Anatomy

The practical application of how to perform 135 different stretching exercises; including detailed anatomical drawings and explanations of each stretch.

Your Official Certificate of Completion

After successfully completing the course material and a final exam you will be issued an official Certificate of Completion (available immediately via download and email).

The exam consists of 40 multiple choice and true / false style questions. To pass the course and attain your certificate you will need to score a minimum of 80%, or at least 32 correct answers out of 40.

Certificate of Completion

Your Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s)

Successful completion of the Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility will also entitle you to Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) from a number of leading health and fitness organization from around the world.

At present the Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility has been awarded approved provider status with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB Provider Number: 1000394; CE Hours 6), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM Provider Number: 12852; CEU’s 1.6) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA Provider Number: 12852; CEU’s 15).

CEC’s have also been applied for with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Fitness Australia.

NCBTMB Approved Provider
NASM Approved Provider
AFAA Approved Provider

Get Certified with a Trusted Organization

The Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility training course is created by Brad Walker and the Stretching Institute (est. 1995).

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.

Brad has created flexibility training programs for some of the world’s largest fitness companies and has 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.

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Jim Hoey
Jim Hoey
00:29 14 May 20
The selection of stretching routines in "The Big Book of STRETCH ROUTINES" really is amazing. Although I have not... done everyone yet, I have found each one helpful. The pictures with details are quite helpful. Not only are there stretches for body parts but stretches designed to help with certain issues people might have.read more
oldcaptainrusty .
oldcaptainrusty .
17:24 07 May 20
I'm 70 y/o and just getting into archery with a compound bow. I found when I would shoot a few arrows, my shoulder... would hurt the next day. I was looking for a stretching and warm up system for archery. Your product filled the bill without having to buy any expensive equipment or memberships. Now I stretch and warm up before I shoot using your program, no more sore shoulders the next day. It sure has helped this old geezer out. Thanksread more
Gary Barlich
Gary Barlich
18:34 05 May 20
I've bought a number of books and DVDs from here over the years and love all their products. The books have this great... lay flat binding that's perfect for learning a new stretch or routine. Also there is no fluff. Very detailed, and focused information.My stretching routine was getting kind of stale so I bought the Big Book of Stretching Routines. It has routines for EVERYTHING. You can just start with a few muscle groups and see if they're tight. Then build your practice up plugging and playing as needed. One muscle group is loose then swap it out for another. Had a recent injury? There's probably a routine to prevent a future one.read more
Peter Henderson
Peter Henderson
22:43 20 Apr 20
I'm 70 years old. I play a competitive sport that involves week-long national tournaments and two-week-long... international tournaments. I also still enjoy skiing. I do Brad's range of stretches after I exercise(including gardening). Since doing these stretches I haven't pulled any muscles, and I'm moving as well the business end of the tournament as I was at the start. Before taking up Brad's stretches, I was prone to muscle injury and was considering retiring to the garden. A morning's skiing was enough. Now I'm on the slope every day I can. Also, I enjoy Brad's updates as the knowledge he imparts enables me to understand the stretching process better.read more
carol ford
carol ford
20:57 24 Feb 20
I have used a number of Brad's videos and manuals during recovery from a compound hip fracture.The effect on mobility... extended beyond the injured area, but with Brad's materials I was able to restore mobility, and I now have a reference I can draw upon to remain active in daily life. Brad explains the physiology, and outlines ways to put a program together for your own needs. I sometimes refer back to the manuals as my needs change. There is a lot of information in them. I them wholeheartedly.read more
Leslie Cotham
Leslie Cotham
16:42 04 Feb 20
Great Resource! As an injury prevention and rehabilitation specialist, I find the Stretching Institute to be a great... resource to learn from and refer my clients to for adjunct support in furthering their healing process. I've been using the Stretching Institute for several years and I'm very thankful for all the work Brad has put in and continues to put in to offer those of us in the health care industry relevant support materials...Thank You!read more
Taryn Boyd
Taryn Boyd
10:07 02 Feb 20
I use the Stretching Posters ALL the time in my massage clinic.The combination of words & pictures is fantastic.The... different articles - I print those out to read over lunch. It increases my knowledge, which I can then pass on to my clients for a better outcome for them. Keep up the great work. Thank you.read more
zip stowe
zip stowe
14:01 31 Jan 20
Really love all the different kinds of stretches that you can do with this product. It is very easy to go from one... stretch into another. It is also not hard to learn because my 12 year old performed them with me. I would recommend this to everyone.read more
Clay Cox
Clay Cox
00:06 31 Jan 20
Materials provided are very helpful for me and my patients. Professional and well presented posts. Course materials... were very complete and presented in manner that was easily understood as well as helpful. Easy for me to pass on to my patients.read more
Carolyn O
Carolyn O
18:19 30 Jan 20
I worked through their 7-step rotator cuff program to recover from a rotator cuff tear and was VERY pleased with the... results. I was able to avoid anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, and other pricey things my doctor was suggesting, and I now have my full range of motion back. I have since recommended the 7-step plan to a friend and he was thrilled with his results. And their customer service is great!read more
Karen Frogner
Karen Frogner
15:40 30 Jan 20
I purchased the 3 stretch posters and was very pleased with them. It is helpful to see specific muscles targeted when... you have a problem area. The posters have great graphics and information. Yes it would be helpful to have more stretches, but that would mean be less information on each group. I guess you have decide your priority. Them came quickly and a quality product. I would definitely recommend them.read more
Gary Ricard
Gary Ricard
15:34 30 Jan 20
Great information on a very important, but often overlooked aspect of exercise, or even general health. As we age,... flexibility becomes one of our biggest challenges. The Stretch Coach offers many important videos and news letters to help old jocks, like myself, to fight the "stiffness enemy!" I highly recommend his programs....read more
lordlegbail .
lordlegbail .
05:30 21 Jan 20
They provide excellent customer service and follow up on my purchase. Brad is very professional and reliable. I... bought the Ultimate Guide to Stretching And Flexibility, because I strained my hip flexors and groin muscles, and wanted to learn how to avoid future problems. The book is first rate, full of clear photographs and detailed instructions for each stretch. The book is sensibly divided into sections dealing with stretches for different areas of the body. The textual beginning sections address the science of stretching, different kinds of stretching, the philosophies behind them, and the pros and cons of each. In an appendix are programs listing stretches from various chapters of the book for focusing on specific muscle groups. This book is well worth buying and you won't regret it.read more
Next Reviews

Professional and well presented…

“Materials provided are very helpful for me and my patients. Professional and well presented posts. Course materials were very complete and presented in manner that was easily understood as well as helpful.”

Clay Cox

Can’t recommend more highly…

“Brad Walker is the ‘Bee’s Knees’ when it comes to stretching video’s tutorials and training – Can’t recommend him more highly!”

Brian Thomas

Great resource…

“Great Resource! As an injury prevention and rehabilitation specialist, I find the Stretching Institute to be a great resource to learn from and refer my clients to for adjunct support in furthering their healing process. I’ve been using the Stretching Institute for several years and I’m very thankful for all the work Brad has put in and continues to put in to offer those of us in the health care industry relevant support materials… Thank You!”

Leslie Cotham

Every coach should become your student…

“Every high school coach and every athlete should become your student.”

Paul Foreman

This guy really knows his onions…

“I have benefited from Brad’s many and detailed (also easy to follow) stretching tutorials and instruction. This guy really knows his onions!”

Guy Nova

Helped me help my clients…

“The wealth of knowledge is unbelievable and his stretching advice is awesome and has helped me help my clients.”

Suzanne Fleming

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Give your clients the treatments they deserve!

Don’t get left behind. Stretching is the next big thing in the health and wellness industry. Get more knowledgeable, more skilled, better qualified and most importantly, more respected by your clients. Click on the “Order Now” button below to register and start your Certificate in Stretching & Flexibility today…


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