EXPERIENCE - LOTS! Kendra Urban is the owner and director of Stretch-n-Grow in the Colleyville, Southlake, NRH, NW, Central & Downtown Fort Worth, Weatherford, & Ellis County areas. Since 1994 Kendra has been leading fitness classes to ALL ages and holds multiple certifications for group fitness, aerobics instruction, and one-on-one trains. Kendra holds a BSIS degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Kinesiology. Kendra Urban is a certified school teacher and taught for 11 years in the public education system. Kendra continues to educate clients at Baylorworx Fitness Center in Waxahachie teaching multiple group exercise classes. She has a never ending passion to educate all ages about the importance of health and fitness. She and her coaching staff are certified youth fitness instructors ALL instructors are continually educated in exercise for young children and are Youth Fitness certified as well as CPR and First Aid certified.
HISTORY - LONG! The program was created in January of 1992 by Jill and Bob Manly in Galveston, Texas. 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 American’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, Ireland, New Zealand and Singapore.
ADVISORY BOARD - IMPRESSIVE! Our exercises and curriculum were developed under the supervision of an advisory board consisting of pediatricians, nutritionists, educators and fitness professionals. Our exercises are safe for kids and 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 INSTRUCTORS - Our trained and certified Youth Fitness Coaching Staff are enthusiastic, energetic and educated professionals with lots of experience in our field. EVERY instructor is a certified Youth Fitness Specialist and is certified in CPR and First Aid. Our comprehensive training program is rigorous and on going. Each instructor attends quarterly Training Camps to maintain the integrity of our program, as well the childcare licensing minimum standards credentials mandated by the state of Texas. All instructors are care-giver certified. Additionally, we provide liability insurance.