Welcome to Stretching!

The book STRETCHING was first self-published by Bob and Jean Anderson in 1975 when fitness awareness was in its infancy. In 1980 Shelter Publications revised and published STRETCHING (Random House, the distributor) and since then STRETCHING has sold over three and three fourths million copies in the U.S. and has been published in 29 languages for worldwide distribution.

There have been sections added and deleted from the book in the 20th,30th and 40th editions of STRETCHING. The sections on nutrition and physical activities (walking/running, cycling, strength training) were omitted in the 20th edition because that information was covered in their book GETTING IN SHAPE (which was revised as GETTING BACK IN SHAPE).  The 30th edition was redesigned with 2-color drawings to better define the areas of the body you should feel the stretch and a section was taken from their book STRETCHING IN THE OFFICE to add stretches for computer use.  Along the way they produced a DVD on general stretching featuring Bob Anderson.

Now there is a 40th anniversary edition of the book STRETCHING.  This book includes stretches and tips for people who use smart phones and/or computers.

Stretching is a simple, gentle activity that can be done by anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

STRETCHING has 150 stretches with simple instructions for each stretch.  One or two page graphic stretching routines, including:
                           -17 routines for everyday activities
                           -6 routines for both smart phone users and computer users
                           -37 routines for different sports
And a graphic index of all 150 stretches - useful for doctors, medical professionals and body workers in prescribing for patients/clients.  (See also STRETCHING PADS format.)

 40th anniversary edition STRETCHING by Bob Anderson, Illustrated by Jean Anderson
 240 pages/  More than 1100 illustrations/  8.5"x11"/  2020/  ISBN 978-0-936070-84-1 

While supply lasts the 30th Anniversary edition of STRETCHING will be on sale for $12.95 trade paperback, $13.95 spiral bound.

Order the 40th ed. STRETCHING book and STRETCHING the DVD for $34.95 + shipping ($7.75 US Mail Priority Flat Rate Envelope)  

**Spiral bound 40th ed. STRETCHING book + DVD for $35.95 + shipping ($7.75 US Mail Priority Flat Rate Envelope)
AT THE MOMENT, THE WEBSITE IS NOT CONFIGURED TO GIVE THE $13 DVD WITH BOOK; ORDER AND WE WILL REFUND THE DIFFERENCE OR CALL AND ORDER. 

STRETCHING is currently not available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iBooks.  STRETCHING was on iTunes as an eBook and won the prestigious PUBLISHING INNOVATION AWARD, but no longer is available, perhaps again in the future.

A 5" x 7 1/4" pocketbook 30th edition of STRETCHING is available. Pocketbook editions of STRETCHING have been very popular in Spain and Germany and now it is available in English here in the USA. Available at Stretching Inc.

We accept all major credit card and PayPal payment.

1/18/21- WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING PROBLEMS WITH OUR 800#.  THE VOICEMAIL/ANSWERING SERVICE IS NOT WORKING.  IF YOU CALL 800# AND DO NOT RECEIVE AN ANSWER, PLEASE CALL 719/481-3928 AND SOMEONE WILL HELP YOU OR YOU CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK.  THANK YOU

This website offers the book STRETCHING along with many other publications and products which Bob and Jean have developed into a mail order/publishing business. 

If you wish more information or want to email or call us, see CONTACT US (below).



Featured products

STRETCHING book - Pocket Book Edition

A physically condensed edition of the 30th Anniversary STRETCHING book. 5" x 7.25" 256 pages
$14.95 $9.95
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Chart Pads

8 1/2 " x 11" pad of 40 identical sheets to use as handouts to clients/patients. PAD TITLES ARE LISTED UNDER DESCRIPTION BELOW. QUANTITY DISCOUNTS ARE ALSO LISTED BELOW. We can only fit up to 5 pads for $7.75 shipping.
From $4.00

Individual Laminated Chart Pad Sheet

Stretching routines to carry with you in a durable laminated format. PLEASE CLICK ON THE DOWNWARD ARROW IN THE BOX BELOW TO OPEN THE MENU AND SELECT A STRETCHING ROUTINE TITLE FROM THE LIST.
$2.00

Computer & Desk Stretches Card

Convenient 8 1/2" x 11" laminated 3-color Card. Keep it at your desk.
From $1.98