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Stretch-n-Grow of McHenry & Lake

Shelley Ancheta - Owner/Director
Cary, IL 60013
(847) 271-6320  |

Shelley is the Owner and Director of Stretch-n-Grow of McHenry and Lake Counties. Shelley has led health related enrichment programs around the Chicagoland area for close to 10 years. She has a passion for teaching children the joy of living a healthy lifestyle. Shelley, along with her team of Coaches, are certified Youth Fitness Instructors and participate in continuing education classes. The entire staff shares a genuine love of children and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our future generations.


 "We added the Stretch-N-Grow program at Friendship House in September of 2011.  The children have embraced it and look forward to exercising and talking about healthy food choices.  It is a wonderful addition to our nutrition program!"

Cheryl R, Director, Friendship House, Crystal Lake, IL
"Thank you for this incredible program! Our son talks about healthy eating and exercise all the time now. It's so cool."

Michelle, Parent - Crystal Lake, IL
"Jeffrey has been LOVING Stretch-n-Grow! He looks forward to every Thursday and the class is a good motivator for getting him up in the morning. He comes home with his handout and wants to tell us all about what he learned that day. SNG is definitely the bright spot in his week!"

Leslie F., Parent - Lake in the Hills, IL
"Thank you for being such a wonderful influence on our son. He absolutely loves going to Stretch-n-Grow and I can tell you every week he counts down the day's until the next Stretch n Grow day. So thank you from the bottom our hearts"

Laurie B., Parent - Crystal Lake, IL
"Braden absolutely LOVES the program and comes home every week excited to show us what he's learned. We're happy to see the excitement he has for the program and are happy he's getting a structured fitness program too"

April E., Parent - Huntley, IL
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Company Information

The mission of Stretch-n-Grow of McHenry and Lake is the same as that of Stretch-n-Grow International:
  • To teach as many children as possible the basics of proper exercise, nutrition, and related health issues.
  • To establish patterns and positive attitude at an early age that will be the foundation for a continuing physical conditioning program and good health.
  • To prepare children for participation in physical education and athletic programs.
  • To provide parents, caregivers, and educators of young children with current information concerning proper exercise, nutrition, and other related issues in an effort to encourage each family to participate in a fitness program.
  • To build a strong, profitable company that operates with integrity and dedication to our mission, our employees, and the families we serve.
In addition, our curriculum was developed under the supervision of an advisory board made up of pediatricians, nutritionists, and educators. All of our exercises comply with the Youth Fitness Guidelines established by the American Fitness and Aerobics Association and American Council on Exercise - the two leading authorities in group fitness today.

These 30 to 40 minute classes consist of good exercise habits - warm-up to cool-down and conditioning muscles of the entire body. We end each class with a healthy discussion and an exerciting activity. Children receive a weekly handout that can be colored and shared with parents to keep them informed of the specific exercises. Stickers and stamps are given to the children for working hard, listening well, and just having fun.

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