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Lake Oswego resident Adam Havens brings StretchLab, a new service offering professional stretching, to his hometown

PHOTO COURTESY OF ADAM HAVENS - StretchLab offers 25-50 minute sessions where a trained flexoligist will create a customized series of streches to help you achieve your flexibility and fitness goals.

A new type of health and fitness service is opening in downtown Lake Oswego that aims to help everyone from athletes to office workers limber up and live without pain.

The StretchLab Lake Oswego hosted a soft opening beginning May 31, but it will celebrate its grand opening of the new studio, located at 395 Second St., next Friday, June 28 with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. and a weekend-long introductory program to encourage prospective clients to come check out their services.

StretchLab is revolutionizing one-on-one assisted stretching and flexibility training classes. It offers 25 to 50 minute sessions where you work with trained "flexologists" to guide you through a series of stretches custom designed for your specific

needs.

"This is really for everybody. Our youngest member is an 11-year-old ballerina, our oldest member is an 87-year-old grandparent," said Adam Havens, StretchLab owner. "There's a lot of different benefits to what we offer."

Some of those benefits include injury prevention and recovery, improving range of motion and flexibility, as well as overall well being.

"We'll ask you about your history, knee replacements, hip surgery, that sort of thing, and also about your goals. Are you training to run a half marathon in a few months? It's very customized," Havens said. "If you come in, tell us you're a computer programmer working 60 hours a week and your back, shoulders, kneck are tugging at you and you've got pinched nerves, we'll stretch you from head to toe, but we're going to spend a lot more time on your back and shoulders to provide some relief."

StretchLab is opening four locations in the Portland metro area, and Havens is proud to bring the first to his hometown here in Lake Oswego.

For more information visit local.stretchlab.com/location/lakeoswego or call (503) 218-3761.

— Sam Stites


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