Stretch-n-Grow is the world’s largest network of children’s fitness professionals! Our weekly classes teach over 100,000 children in hundreds of cities across 15 countries to “Exercise and Eat What’s Wise!”
Stretch-n-Grow provides comprehensive fitness and health education programs for children. We are committed to helping educators and parents establish a foundation of exercise and proper nutrition at an early age. The Stretch-n-Grow program teaches children (as young as 18 months) the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle. With weekly emphasis on exercise and good food choices, our extensive curriculum covers virtually every wellness issue…self-esteem, safety, hygiene, counting in Spanish, muscle/bone retention, and environmental issues. Classes are conveniently taught AT child care centers and schools by certified Stretch-n-Grow coaches who make exercising, “EXERciting!!”
For the first time in 100 years, today’s children have a lower life expectancy than their parents due to obesity and sedentary lifestyles (World Health Organization). Stretch-n-Grow has been working since 1992 to change that! We have partnered with over a half-million families and child care providers to give young children a foundation of fitness and good health habits....teaching them to "Exercise & Eat What's Wise!"
Our exercises and curriculum are developed under the supervision of an advisory board consisting of pediatricians, nutritionists, educators and certified fitness professionals. Our excercises are safe for kids and in compliance with the youth fitness guidelines established by AFAA, ACE and AAP.
Stretch-n-Grow of the Hill Country covers a large territory, serving schools in areas including: Austin, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, New Braunfels and San Antonio!
To the right, you'll see a list of our partnering schools. If YOUR school is not listed, but you are interested in partnering with us, PLEASE contact us!
Children's Courtyard, William Cannon
Primrose School of Shady Hollow
Primrose School of Southwest Austin
University United Methodist Church ECC
Manchaca Baptist Church KDO
Manchaca United Methodist Church CDC
Hays Hills Baptist Church CLC
Rocking Horse Academy
SAN MARCOS/MARTINDALE AREA
First Step School, Inc.
Kids of the Kingdom
San Marcos CISD CDC
Second Step School
First Baptist Church Wimberley KDO
Scudder Primary Early Learning Center
Zweites Haus School of Wimberley LLC
NEW BRAUNFELS AREA
Brilliant Starts Learning Academy
First Protestant School New Braunfels
New Braunfels Bible MDO
New Braunfels Christian Academy
McKenna: New BraunFit Gym
SAN ANTONIO AREA
*WE RECENTLY EXPANDED INTO THIS AREA & LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING MORE CHILDREN & FAMILIES!
How Do Children Benefit From Stretch-n-Grow?
All programs have age-appropriate lesson plans and monthly handouts to keep parents updated on important topics such as: exercise, health, nutrition, safety, and hygiene.
All programs include activities that "cross the midline," which is a pre-reading skill for children! These movements are said to develop fine motor control, cordination, and even cause improvements in the classroom!
Our FUNtastic FITness Preschool Classes provide 30-minutes of action-packed, high-energy, fun, safe, and effective exercises. We focus on getting every child on the move (not waiting in line), and include skill-specific equipment designed for young children
All programs include exercise emphasizing muscle groups, fine/gross motor skills, coordination, balance, strength/resistance, flexibility, and aerobic activity.
All programs use structured activities to help create spatial awareness, rhythm, and social development.
FUNtastic FITness integrates basic sport knowledge and physical conditioning to prepare kids for skilled activities necessary for competitive and non-competitive team sports.