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New studio promises to increase flexibility, increase range of motion

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Whether you're running in the Peachtree Road Race or watching it as a spectator, a new fitness craze targeting both groups claims it can improve fitness and expand your range of motion.

But is it more hype than the real deal? CBS46's Shon Gables tried it out in a 30 minute, one-on-one session with a licensed stretch coach.

It's not your standard stretch of grabbing elbows or touching toes. Here inside MOTION, an Atlanta Buckhead studio, stretch coaches apply pressure to eight trigger points on the body, such as the neck, back and glutes to ease tension and improve range of motion.

"We're gonna stretch you out from your shoulder to your back to your hips to your calves and you're gonna feel lighter. You're gonna feel better you're gonna feel looser," says Jamie Weeks, owner of MOTION.

Weeks says says massaging and stretching trigger points improves overall flexibility for both active athletes, as well as a career professionals who sit in one position or use the same repetitive motion every day.

"We have people that are runners and we have people that are at the desk all day," says Weeks. "We got all sorts of people that need this. There is a real need for this in this market where people are using fitness so much, working out so much harder not paying to recovery and stretch. This is so important."

Trigger point therapy has been used to treat migraines, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica, backpain and tight muscles. MOTION will use this kind of treatment in eight studios opening in our area, including two already open in Kennesaw, one in East Cobb and a third in Buckhead.

Later this year, more will open in Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Grant Park and West Midtown.

Click here to learn more on Motion Stretch Studio.

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