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About the Author
Ann Frederick is the director of flexibility training for the Stretch to Win Clinic, where she has worked with many elite athletes, including Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Donovan McNabb and numerous Olympians and members of the NFL, MLB, and NHL. Ann was the first flexibility specialist ever to work at the Olympics, consulting with the 1996 U.S. wrestling team and both the 2000 and 2004 U.S. track teams.
For more than 35 years, Ann has studied, performed, and taught movement through multiple dance disciplines. In 1997, upon completion of her studies, Frederick defended her master’s thesis and established that her stretching technique outperformed conventional methods with lasting flexibility gains of 36 to 52 percent. She continually refined and improved these techniques, which ultimately developed into the Stretch to Win system of flexibility training and stretching. Today, professional athletes and Olympians from all over the world use this system to achieve higher levels of performance.
Chris Frederick is the director of sports and orthopedic rehabilitation at the Stretch to Win Clinic. After an injury sidelined his professional dance career, Chris received his degree in manual orthopedic physical therapy from Hunter College, City University of New York. To get a well-rounded background in many disciplines, Chris trained privately with several master physical therapists, Rolfers, chiropractors, osteopaths, chi kung and tai chi masters, and an Olympic strength coach.
Chris is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association; the International Association of Structural Integrators; and the International Association of Dance, Medicine and Science.
The Fredericks are also renowned international speakers and codirectors of the International Institute of Flexibility Sciences located in Tempe, Arizona. There, they train and certify professionals to become flexibility specialists who may use the Stretch to Win system to enhance their current careers. The Fredericks are dedicated to advancing the emerging field of flexibility sciences by promoting and engaging in research on connective tissue and related topics.
The Fredericks reside in Tempe, Arizona.
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