Experience - Beth Cannon is the owner and program director of Stretch-n-Grow, and she is the Director of Training for Stretch-n-Grow International’s corporate headquarters. Since 1988 Beth has been leading fitness classes to all ages, holds six certifications for group fitness and aerobics instruction, and is a certified classroom teacher. She and her coaching staff are certified youth fitness and nutrition specialists. All instructors are continually educated in motor development exercise and nutrition education for young children. Our staff members are CPR and First Aid certified and Caregiver qualified by the state of Texas.
History - Stretch-n-Grow, which originated in Galveston, Texas in 1992, has expanded to over 1,000 cities across The United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Manila, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Africa! 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. Millions of children have participated in Stretch-n-Grow!
Advisory Board - Our exercises and curriculum were developed under the supervision of an advisory board consisting of pediatricians, nutritionists, fitness experts and educators. 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). Beth Cannon is also the Director of our Advisory Board and is the author of our Youth Fitness Certification Program.