SNG illinois_Teacher and Child2HISTORY Stretch-n-Grow—the world’s largest network of children’s fitness professionals—originated in Galveston, Texas in 1992 by Bob and Jill Manley. Their plan was to conduct classes on a local level only. Response by children, parents, and child care providers was indeed exciting. Excitement over what they were doing resulted in requests from several people in other cities for more information. Within one year, expansion reached into 25 major U.S. markets, and in June 1993, Stretch-n-Grow became an “international influence” as they entered the Canadian market. After an intense study and the discovery of alarming statistics concerning the health status of America’s young children, the founders of Stretch-n-Grow set out on their mission to change the course for children everywhere. Stretch-n-Grow has expanded to over 260 affiliates in cities across America, Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Ireland, New Zealand and Singapore.

ADVISORY BOARD— Our exercises and curriculum were developed under the supervision of an Advisory Board consisting of pediatricians, nutritionists, educators and fitness professionals. Our Advisory Board and Affiliate Advisory Council regularly review our program to ensure that our exercises are safe for kids and are in compliance with the youth fitness guidelines established by AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and ACE (American Council on Exercise) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics).

Our curriculum and exercise glossary are safe, effective and age-appropriate.