With more than 25 years of yoga experience, Sumit Banerjee saw a gap in the fitness market. Owner of Sumits Yoga, located at 10050 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Banerjee has embarked on a new fitness journey — Sumits Stretch. The concept offers accessible and affordable assisted stretching in the valley. The first location recently opened inside Sumits Yoga Scottsdale.  

Sumits Stretch is redefining the classic stretch. Combining traditional techniques with thorough body assessment, clients will experience a stretch like no other. People are able to choose from a menu of options depending on their individual needs including Cyclist Stretch, Yogi Stretch and Senior Stretch. Sessions will last either 25 or 50 minutes. Each day the client lays on the table, they will feel a little different and no two stretch sessions are the same. An expert therapist will evaluate the client, and customize a routine to meet that person’s individual needs.   

“I think it’s great that we are seeing more boutique fitness locations around the Valley,” says Banerjee.  “There are so many different options like Barre, HIIT, cycling and yoga. I really think it is inspiring people to become more healthy and active. The problem is, without proper stretch, you can’t truly reap the benefits of your workouts.”

Stretch isn’t just for athletes. Anyone looking to improve posture, decrease joint pain, stress, improve sleep and flexibility, can benefit from professional stretching. Studies show that stretching offers a large variety of benefits—much greater than flexibility. Proper stretching also aids in injury prevention, stress relief, increased energy, and even helps increase nutrient supply in the muscles by increasing blood supply.

Stretch Therapists will combine Western myofascial therapy, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), and acupressure, with the Eastern approach of Thai Stretch. 

Banerjee plans to begin franchising his new concept. Those interested in learning about buying their own standalone Sumits Stretch can call him at 480-720-1838. For more information on Sumits Stretch visit sumitsstretch.com.