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Need to relax, increase flexibility? New business will stretch you out

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — You always hear of the importance of stretching before a workout, but a new business in Hamburg is helping people gain flexibility for the long-term, in every part of their lives.

When you walk into StretchLab for your first appointment, you’ll start at a machine that grades your flexibility. And News 4’s Kelsey Anderson learned her overall mobility wasn’t great: 30/100.

But that’s ok. Carrie Klauk, a co-owner of the business, said she tests her clients every month and said she’s only ever seen numbers improve.

“It’s a really good way to chill people out (and) put them in a parasympathetic central nervous system phase,” Klauk said. “And we do all the work.”

Klauk was a personal trainer who started stretching out her clients years ago. She learned about StretchLab, an LA company, and wanted to open a franchise. One of her clients at the time, Melanie Allesi, was also…

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