How long does it take to achieve a split?

The timeline for a split is very personal because everyone's body is different. There are several factors though that can affect the…
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How to Do Pigeon Pose

We've had a lot of questions about Pigeon Pose: How to set it up? What's the proper alignment? How to modify it for beginners, and how to…
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Stretching Tips For Intermediate

If you've been doing stretching or yoga for a while, you've probably noticed a progression in your practice. Your body is opening up, you…
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Training Tips For Beginners

As a beginner, you may have a lot of questions on how to approach your stretching practice and make it safe and efficient. We've all been…
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Should I Experience Pain While Stretching?

Stretching should be uncomfortable at the end range of motion, but not painful. Keeping the discomfort level around 5 out of 10 instead of…
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How Stretching Can Help with Your Weight Loss Goals

Your weight is the result of a complex system of lifestyle habits: how much and what you’re eating, your activity levels, hormone balance,…
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How to Handle Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are no joke. They can affect people across all kinds of sports and can be such a pain in the butt (literally), demanding…
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Pregnant? Here’s What to Know About Stretching When You’re Expecting!

StretchIt co-founder Natasha Nikolaeva is currently 27 weeks pregnant and we are so excited for her! In this article, we share some…
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Why Do My Legs Shake In My Hamstring Stretch?

Have your legs ever started shaking during a training session? You know, when you’re in a really good, deep hamstring stretch and your leg…
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How to Stay Motivated During the Holidays (& Enjoy Them to the Fullest!)

It’s that time of year again: an ever-expanding to-do list, holiday parties at every turn, family obligations, indulging in extra…
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Your Guide to Increasing Back Flexibility

Wheel, bridge, chest stand, forearm stand, standing scale…what’s on your flexibility wish list? If any of these poses are #goals for you,…
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How to Get Amazing Standing Splits

Standing Split is a great pose to start working on no matter what level you are. It’s a vertical position that will help you build greater…
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Nutrition Secrets That Can Help Your Flexibility Training

We often get the question "Is there a connection between nutrition and flexibility?" And the answer is…YES! Nutrition has an effect on how…
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The Science of Happiness and Why Stretching Is so Awesome

Why do YOU stretch? What is it about stretching that keeps you coming back to your training again and again? We’d guess that there’s…
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10 Super Helpful Stretching Tips for Beginners

As a beginner, one of the most critical elements for success is to have well-directed guidance. So, here are some of our top beginner tip…
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You’ll Be Surprised at These Celebrities Who Stretch!

Talk about some serious workout inspiration!
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Square Splits: The Advice You Need to Know

In your splits, should you square your hips or let them open? The answer is a bit nuanced, but definitely one worth having. We’ll break…
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You'll be amazed at the things we do off the mat!

The lawyer who dabbles in contortion training on the weekends. The veterinarian who hits their splits at the end of a long shift. The…
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How to be Joyful in the Process of Working on Your Goals

How many times have you gotten down on yourself because you haven’t reached the goal—or goals—you’ve set for yourself? Maybe you haven’t…
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How to Get Your Best Middle Split

Getting your middle split can sometimes feel like an elusive dream destination. You know you want to go there, but it feels out of reach…
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5 Stretching Myths You Should Ignore

There’s a lot of mixed advice out there when it comes to fitness in general and especially stretching! We’ve tapped our experts to bring…
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How Is StretchIt Different from Yoga?

You want to work on your flexibility but you’re not sure where to start. You might see an advertisement for a yoga studio or your friend’s…
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10 Ways to Fall in Love with Stretching

When you first start a workout routine or commit yourself to a new goal, the first steps can feel like a struggle. To help you build…
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How to Set Up the Perfect Space for Stretching

When you have an ideal space to workout in, it gives you that much more motivation to get moving. What does your stretching space look…
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Why You Need to Know About Stretch Tolerance

When you think of stretching, you may immediately think of elongating your muscles and changing their physical structure. Well, many…
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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Rest Days the Best EVER!

Taking rest days may come more easily to some than others. When you’re on a roll with your training it can be hard to hit pause and…
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Practical Tips That Will Help You Start Stretching (Even If You’re Not Flexible!)

People often ask us: "I’m not flexible at all. What’s the best way to start stretching?"
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Help! I Haven’t Gotten My Splits Yet

You downloaded the App, ready to finally conquer your splits (or to get a bendy back, or to finally touchdown on your middle splits) once…
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Powerful Flexibility Advice That You Need to Know

You’ve seen her on screen as you sweat and stretch your way through every class from Bendy Back to Middle Splits. Now, it’s time to hear…
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5 Fun and Healthy Ways to Have the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day from StretchIt! We love this holiday because it’s another chance we get to celebrate—and send love to—all the amazing…
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6 Simple Ways to Win at Your Goals This Month

Whatever your goals are, we’re here to support and inspire you along the way. Here are a few things that will help keep you on track with…
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Can Smiling Help You Get Your Splits?

I think a smile can make your whole body.
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Mind Over Matter

What is your greatest challenge with stretching? Is it to achieve your favorite pose? Or to deal with tightness in a certain area like the…
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I’m 37 and never stretched before. Is it too late to start?!

We hear this question a lot! No matter what the age, people write to us asking if there’s hope for them. Some people are in their 20’s,…
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How to Stay Motivated

We’ve all been there: at first, you feel a surge of motivation and commitment toward your goal (“I’m going to get my middle split for real…