CO-FOUNDER AND PASSIONATE OWNER
I founded Stretch Asia, in 1999.
What started as a massage therapy clinic in 1997 quickly evolved into the first Stretch studio in Asia after an encounter with Aaron Mattes, the founder of Assisted Isolated Stretching in Florida, USA. At the time, little emphasis was put on flexibility in the fitness realm. Clients were enjoying the feeling of freedom of movement after a stretch.
The results were immediate and lasted much longer than most massages.
Active Isolated Stretching (aka A.I.S.) became our core competency. In addition to providing services to the Who's Who of Hong Kong, we have developed an AIS Assisted Stretching Certification Program that helps other Fitness and Wellness Professionals learn this very effective technique. Most, if not all, of the AIS Stretch Therapists practicing in Hong Kong have trained and/or built their experience at Stretch Asia.
Over the years, we have established a solid reputation of excellence, and today, we remain the only stretch studio that specialises and practices the most authentic form of Active Isolated Stretching, as developed by Aaron Mattes, in Florida.
I’m originally from France and have studied Marketing and Management at INSEEC Business School, in Bordeaux. Whilst my team of Stretch Therapists is more knowledgeable about the human body that I am, my focus is on my customers; the ones that come for sessions, our members, and the ones that provide the sessions, our team. Both are the reasons why I love what I do, my drive, the reason why I’ve become the Passionate Owner of Stretch Asia.
Seeing the difference we make in how our clients feel in their bodies (read our clients’ testimonials if you have doubts) and the pride my Stretch Therapists feel to make such a difference is so many people's lives, is ever so rewarding.
When I’m not working, I’m on the water in Deep Water Bay or Stanley, paddling Dragon boats, Outrigger Canoes and Kayaks with the Victoria Recreational Club. Keeping in good form, with a sport I love and regular stretching is essential to my physical and mental wellbeing. I'm in my late 50's now and do not feel a day older than 40. Today, I train and I stretch for longevity.
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