Physical Education with Imagination!
of the Triad
Servicing the Triad area. 

Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |

Welcome to Stretch-n-Grow of the Triad!   This year marks our 25th year serving children, families, and child care centers! 

We are passionate about helping children learn about fitness and building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy habits!

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Yoga can be incredibly beneficial for children. From emotional to physical ones, yoga can help children develop and grow into adults that trust their mind and body connection. Keep reading for three benefits of yoga for children.

Promotes Body Awareness

Body awareness is a great way to help...

It can be challenging at times to get children interested in healthy habits. Here is where modeling healthy habits comes in. Keep reading for some suggestions on how to model good habits for your children.

4 Ways to Model Healthy Habits

  1. Eating well is an integral part of creating healthy...

What is Character?

Character can be defined as your moral safe or the morals you live your life by. Building character is an essential part of childhood as this is where their moral structure forms and the building blocks for habits, thoughts, and motives are formed.

Developing Team Spirit


Exercise Aids Growth

When children enter the toddler stage (between 12 to 24 months), it’s normal for growth to become slower but consistent. Their appearance will change from rounded baby features to the development of muscle needed for running around and playing. In this stage, toddlers need...

When taking their children to their afternoon exercise class, many parents wonder what pre-workout snacks are best to help them keep up their energy levels and make the most out of their class. When packing snacks for this, it’s essential to focus on snacks with protein and carbohydrates that...

One important activity for helping keep your child’s muscles strong is stretching. Here are four upper body stretching exercises that your child can do safely before or after their next workout.

Cow-Cat Stretch

Get down on all fours while facing down and making sure your back is flat. Inhale,...

Biking the Trails

Being active in the winter might seem challenging, but it’s a good time of year to enjoy cooler temperatures and outdoor activities. There are many trails in Winston-Salem that are family and children-friendly and a great option to stay active in winter. Biking is an excellent...

Safety Tips When Hiking

One of the most important parts of hiking with your children is teaching them how to stay safe while hiking. Before starting your hike, make sure you review safety rules with your child like staying close to the group, and not walking off the trail. Additionally, it’s...

The summer Olympics might be over, but that doesn’t mean that we can learn some valuable lessons from the best athletes in the world. The Olympics are a great way to introduce children to different sports and how athletes become the best version of themselves.

The Importance of Setting Goals


Help Children Learn to Set Goals

Resilience is the ability to recover from a difficult situation. Sports tend to put everyone from the youngest athlete to the more experienced ones into situations that might challenge their patience and frustration limits. One way of working through challenging...