Regain good posture

And benefit from better health!

Revolutionize your body

From better posture to more energy, the benefits include:

Better Posture

Better Posture

Reduce aging and reinforce your body structure with better posture. Prevent health issues and pain in the future, have a more elegant look now!

More Strenght

Strength & Flexibility

By reinforcing all main and support muscles, your body becomes fitter and more able to deal with all situations.

Increased Energy

Increased Energy

Stretching exercises help blood circulation and pain alleviation, giving you more energy to face your day. You’ll feel refreshed right away!

Fits in your routine

Fits in your routine

Freedom Stretch is a series of stretching exercises that can be done anywhere, at any time, with as little as 15 minutes a day!

We want to help you achieve better posture

Who developed these exercises?

They were originated and developed over 4 years by a professional acupuncturist in California. They were created to heal his semi frozen shoulder. This was successful and he desired to share these exercises with his patients. Writing them down with diagrams didn’t work and finally one of his patients suggested making a video of the exercises. Classes for interested patients were also begun which allowed a refinement of the presentation.

Freedom Stretch was created

Living in Japan for 7 years and practicing acupuncture for over 35 years in California, Richard Baume has successfully treated many cases of muscle and joint pain. His main investigation through all these years is why pain and inflammation sometimes reoccurs, even after symptoms disappeared with treatment. His answers came with his own pain. After a frozen shoulder, Richard realized muscle atrophy and bad posture are the main causes of these problems, and there the need for a solution to reverse this process was born. After 5 years developing exercises and trying them with different people, Freedom Stretch was created.

Freedom Stretch has helped 100’s of people with better posture

setting up posture

At Freedom Stretch, our goal is to change people’s mindset on good posture and exercising to promote a healthier lifestyle. Everyone can benefit from our programs, from the young adults who want to guarantee good health for their future, to those with injuries or just general tightness and stiffness who want to regain their freedom of movement.

The method is based upon the dynamics of muscles: each and every one of them is meant to support and assist the others, creating an interconnected system that must be used as a whole for optimal health.

lower back region

Why is poor posture a problem?

Poor posture has become a problem for most in our society because of our sedentary lifestyle with many sitting in front of computer screens for long hours and hunching over using cell phones.

Freedom Stretch is compatible with all other forms of exercise such as sports, yoga, pilates and will improve your abilities in all of these endeavors

When our posture is compromised certain sets of muscles must bear more of the load and others become less used

The human body is designed to be used when all the muscular skeletal structure is aligned and when there is balance throughout the body. When our posture is compromised certain sets of muscles must bear more of the load and others become less used. An imbalance is created between overused and underused muscles with the overused muscles becoming dominant and the underused start to atrophy. There should be a smooth coordination between all of our muscles during movement. When this is not the case, our movement becomes less fluid and graceful. The effectiveness and efficiency of our movement is lessened. We use more force and accomplish less. More muscular and joint injuries occur because of movement our body was not designed to accommodate. There is more torque on muscles, tendons and ligaments instead of a freer flowing motion that our bodies were designed for. We can work or play longer with much less trauma to our body when it is working as one smoothly operating system.

Shoulder Irritation representation

How is Freedom Stretch able to do this?

Freedom Stretch Exercise is a series of exercises (25 in all) that are designed to improve postural alignment, activate all muscles of the upper body evenly and teaches you how to use all sets of muscles in a free-flowing manner. You are shown how to sequence muscle use horizontally, vertically and diagonally. The work load is spread out over more sets of muscles. This ensures that whatever demands are placed on your body through work, sports or other activities your body is prepared. It will function better, get better results, fewer injuries and better recovery time.

Freedom Stretch will make a difference in your life.

Freedom Stretch is a series of exercises designed to make you stronger, more flexible and give you better posture. It can be compared to getting a great massage but doing it yourself actively toning your own muscles rather than being the passive recipient. We can work or play longer with much less trauma to our body when it is working as one smoothly operating system.

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What is Freedom Stretch Exercise?

 Freedom Stretch is a series of exercises designed to make you stronger, more flexible and give you better posture. These exercises teach you how to activate all the muscles of the upper body and secondarily muscles in the legs also. Good posture is very important in exercising well.

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How will I feel doing the exercises?

All of the students said they felt great. They were all surprised how much of a workout it is. The exercises can be done by almost anyone in all age groups. Even twenty year olds who took some classes said it was more of a workout than they expected. However the two best students in one of the classes were two ladies in their late 70’s who thought it was a great workout but weren’t especially fatigued. It can be compared to getting a great massage but doing it yourself actively toning your own muscles rather than being the passive recipient.

Is Freedom Stretch hard to do?

The exercises can be done by almost anyone in all age groups. They are done in a standing position so for those who have a hard time with floor exercises that is not a concern. The exercises can be modified for the intensity level you desire and the number of reps as well. With each exercise, as you follow the teacher, you are reminded of your posture so that you can get maximum benefit.

Is there any equipment required?

Freedom Stretch does require the use of a stick. Recommended 5 ‘ for most women and 5 ½ ‘for most men. The stick can be made of hardwood or softwood or even pvc plastic or polycarbonate. These can be easily found at hardware stores or specialty hardwood stores. Hardwood has a little more weight while polycarbonate tubes are softer on the hands. It is advised not to use any metal bars because the greater weight is not compatible with the exercises and can cause muscle injury. As a substitute for a stick, a thicker rope can be used although it does not provide the desired resistance that a stick gives. Elastic bungee type cords should not be used.

Is doing Freedom Stretch alone enough to keep in good shape?

Freedom Stretch can be your stand alone exercise method.

It is especially good for those who don’t have enough time to go to the gym or who just like to work out in the comfort of their own home. It is very good as a low aerobic form of exercise. It helps with blood circulation and improves lymph flow. It helps pump spinal fluid to the brain and is a great single, quick way to get a workout. Freedom Stretch is compatible with all other forms of exercise such as sports, yoga, pilates and will improve your abilities in all of these endeavors. It is great for elderly who have been limited in their physical activity level and for those wanting to reenter into a more active life style. It’s superb in helping make this transition back into greater activity. It’s also good to use as a warmup before workouts or sports. You will feel much looser. Many like to use it first thing in the morning as their wake up or to relax after a long day. Whichever way you choose to use it Freedom Stretch will make a difference in your life.

How long does it take to do all of the exercises?

The exercises as done in the video are performed slowly so as to be as instructive as possible (about 20 minutes). This is desirable for most but they can be done more quickly on your own. They can easily be done in 12 to 15 minutes once you have learned them. (These exercises are easily memorized as they flow one to another) Another way is to start by doing the first 5 or 10 exercises until these are learned and then go on to the next group. Anyway, there are many approaches to doing the exercises but the most important thing is to do them and start your transition to a stronger more flexible you.

Freedom Stretch enhances your performance

It boosts your results with other exercises. It’s the perfect complement to yoga, pilates, weight lifting, sports and more, but is also a great stand alone program on busy days or to avoid going to the gym or pilates studio.

More Flexibility

More flexibility

With boosted flexibility, you can practice your exercises with more ease. From yoga teachers to tennis players, Freedom Stretch has helped many people in their activities through flexible muscles!

Reduce Injury Risk

Prevent injuries

By reinforcing all main and support muscles, your body becomes fitter and more able to deal with all sorts of physical activities.

Faster and better results

Faster/better results

With improved blood flow, you become more efficient in your exercises and more focused on sports training, your coach/trainer is going to love it!

Still not convinced? Read what our students have to say:

It’s gonna work every part of your body!

It's something that is gonna work every part of your body, your muscles... You are going to find a whole new group of muscles that are gonna benefit from it!

Martha, 71

Freedom Stretch
2017-04-01T17:07:23-07:00

Martha, 71

It's something that is gonna work every part of your body, your muscles... You are going to find a whole new group of muscles that are gonna benefit from it!

Thank you so much!

I had dislocated my shoulder for the third time and I wanted an alternative to surgery. Something to strengthen my arm that I could do every day, that would be easy and accessible.

Gina, 46

Freedom Stretch
2017-04-01T17:06:22-07:00

Gina, 46

I had dislocated my shoulder for the third time and I wanted an alternative to surgery. Something to strengthen my arm that I could do every day, that would be easy and accessible.

It’s a workout!

When I first did it, it didn't feel like such a workout, but then the next day all the muscles in my back were sore... it's a workout!

Jennifer, 23

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2017-04-01T17:06:53-07:00

Jennifer, 23

When I first did it, it didn't feel like such a workout, but then the next day all the muscles in my back were sore... it's a workout!
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