Steve is the founder of StretchXperience, LLC. Steve has over twenty-five years of experience in the health and wellness industry, including work in both physical therapy and personal training. Before opening StretchXperience in 2013, Steve owned and operated several personal training studios throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.
During that time, Steve saw a need for personalized programs specifically aimed at improving functional flexibility so people can move better, feel better and perform better. To deliver great flexibility training programs, Steve has also developed several pieces of proprietary equipment to improve the quality of our stretching process.
Steve is responsible for the day-to-day operations at StretchXperience and spends much of his time doing what he loves; delivering clients the best possible stretch and strengthen programs he can to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Susan Wilbanks PhD, ATC/L, CSCS
Susan joined the StretchXperience team in 2017 as an athletic trainer and director of programming.
Susan holds a bachelors degree in Athletic Training, a master’s degree in Movement Studies in Disability and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science. She has worked with clients of varying ages and abilities, using therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and education to help them achieve and maintain the capacity for movement and activity that allows for a full and healthy life. Susan is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Wisconsin, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Susan is also the founder of WellFit EBP Consultants. EBP stands for Evidence-Based Practice, and WellFit EBP provides scientific research support for wellness and fitness businesses to ensure that practices are safe, effective, evidence-based and up to date. StretchXperience is currently partnering with WellFit to deliver our Stretch+ Rehabilitation program.
At StretchXperience, Susan spends most of her time in hands-on care with clients, delivering our Stretch Classic and Stretch+ Rehabilitation programs. Susan also provides hands-on training to our practitioners, and maintains our website and marketing materials.
Austin Oettinger, ATC/L
Austin joined the StretchXperience team in 2018 as an athletic trainer.
Austin attended Carroll University and holds a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. He is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Wisconsin. In addition to Athletic Training, Austin is currently working toward his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Austin's clinical experience includes work with the athletic teams at Whitnall High School, Cardinal Stritch University, and with the general public during his undergraduate education. Austin is passionate about providing fitness and rehabilitation programs that help people to perform their best while preventing injury.
At StretchXperience, Austin spends the majority of his time working with clients in our Stretch Classic and StretchXpress programs. Austin also leads our stretch workshops and assists with day-to-day maintenance and operations.
Jarrod Dominiak, ATC/L
Jarrod joined StretchXperience in 2019 as an Athletic Trainer.
Jarrod holds a master's degree in Athletic Training from the college of St. Scholastica and bachelor's degree in Biology from UW-Whitwater. He is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Wisconsin
Jarrod brings over 7 years of Athletic Training experience, having worked in a variety of settings, such as high schools, college athletics, and occupational medicine. He is passionate about helping others with their wellness to reach and exceed their fitness goals.
Matt Gloss, MS
Matt joined the StretchXperience team in 2019 as a flexibility practitioner.
Matt holds a masters degree in Applied Exercise Physiology from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelors degree in Physics with a focus on movement studies.
Since his career as a collegiate soccer player ended almost a decade ago, Matt has devoted his time to helping others live better, longer lives through exercise and other lifestyle modifications. He has worked with a wide variety of clients from college athletes to people with obesity and other health concerns.
At StretchXperience, Matt spends the majority of his time working with clients in our Stretch Classic programs and assists with day-to-day management of the Winnetka clinic.