Stretching Into The New

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I have to do stretching exercises daily, so I’m sure I was the perfect candidate to review this instructional DVD. I have a stretching strap that I purchased separately so I put the DVD in and got to work!

The DVD begins with an overview of how to use a stretching strap, which can be helpful if you’ve never done so before.  I used one during physical therapy, so I was very accustomed to the strap I purchased for my personal home use.

As shown in the photo of the rear cover, below, the DVD goes through a combination of seated, lying down, and standing stretching exercises that give you a great full body workout.  Most of what the routine covered were things I’d done with my therapist,  but some were new and useful.

One critique I do have is that I wish that the jacket included a breakdown of the DVD play menu. Instead, it included a sales brochure with other workout DVDs released by the company.  I think this was a missed opportunity on the production group. I love being able to see a quick menu card, even if it’s just printed on the DVD’s dust cover/case.

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The full run time of the DVD is approximately 45 minutes. You could do the entire DVD in one sitting or break it up in segments to target select focus areas for a short, yet effective stretching workout.

There’s also a lesson in this example. Stretching into the new can be very,  very uncomfortable at times.  But with the discomfort comes a new strength.

Better yet, we learn to trust God in ways we may have never thought or attempted to trust Him before.  And we see that, with God,  patience and persistence, we can accomplish much more than we ever thought possible.

So ask yourself today– am I ready to stretch into the new?  What greatness am I denying myself by remaining in my comfort zone?

Stretch out! Do it bit by bit and trust God to guide you every inch of the way!