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Why Choose Us
Over 18 years of family fitness
Both Stretch-n-Grow of Utah and Wasatch Family Fitness have been in operation for more than 18 years in the Salt Lake City area. All Stretch-n-Grow of Utah and Wasatch Family Fitness staff who work with children undergo FBI and State of Utah criminal background checks. They are certified as Youth Fitness Coaches through Stretch-n-Grow International and have CPR Certification. Dance and Yoga instructors have both education and certifications in their areas of specialty. Dennis and Linda Kubly have extensive backgrounds in Nursing of Children and Environmental Programs, respectively.
We believe each person has very individual health and wellness needs. Through our services each person or family unit can best meet their fitness and wellness needs with the help of dedicated professionals who provide training, coaching, and counseling services.
Our passion is to ensure that children get an early start in establishing fitness and wellness habits as a foundation for lifelong healthy lifestyles. We are focused on improving fitness and wellness in families living along the Wasatch Range in northern Utah.
Stars Across the World
Countries and Growing
Years of Growth
Fun, Age Appropriate Exercises
FUNtastic Themed Curriculum Kids Love
Future Sports and School Readiness
Focus on Emotional Intelligence
Fitness Stars Benefits
Where Fitness Meets Fun!
Through Fitness Stars, we know how to capture that high energy so common in preschoolers and turn it into an adventure. It is a fun, action – packed fitness class where kids learn strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and how healthy foods fuel their bodies.
Meet Our Team
Our Coaches and Owners
Stretch n Grow
Passion for dance runs deep in Yuna as does her love for children and teaching. Her original choreography offers kids-friendly routines with an emphasis on fun in learning. Her goal is to help them to pick up steps and movements as part of their engagement in a healthy lifestyle. Her greatest desire is to awaken absolute joy, confidence, self-esteem, creativity and a cultural awareness heralded by the learning and experiences gained in dance lessons. Yuna provides classes for our Stretch n Grow programs.
SnG and WFF Coach
SnG and WFF Coach
She is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, AAHF Senior Fitness Specialist, AAHF Youth Fitness Specialist, TRX Certified, and Power Plate Fitness Certified. Kim specializes in personalized and group programs for weight loss, strength training, general fitness, core stabilization and corrective exercise for all fitness levels.
SnG and WFF Coach
After more than 30 years in acute health care, Linda’s goals shifted to health promotion with a focus in meeting the needs of young children and their families. In 2001 she and her husband became franchise owners of Stretch-n-Grow of Utah, serving the Wasatch front and back. In 2003 they became Master Franchise Owners, with a goal of helping others get started in their own Stretch-n-Grow businesses. She and her husband also have developed a consulting company, Wasatch Family Fitness, providing environmental, fitness and wellness education for families and the community.
Linda and Dennis Kubly are the proud parents of two adult children and three delightful grandchildren. In their free time they spend time with their family, gardening, fly fishing, and reading.
Dennis was born, raised and worked his first jobs on fertile farms in Iowa and Minnesota. His attraction to farming waned, however, as he witnessed, and was part of, the transition of family farming in the heartland to a corporate enterprise. His academic pursuits took him to the University of South Dakota (BA, Zoology), Mankato State University (MA, Aquatic Ecology), University of Washington Friday Harbor Marine Laboratory and Arizona State University. His professional working career has included time as a private consultant in healthcare and environmental sciences, a biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and an adaptive management specialist in the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. In these pursuits he has been fortunate to have conducted research and management on diverse aquatic ecosystems, including limestone quarries, high mountain lakes, ephemeral desert playas and rock tanks, and the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. He retired from the federal government in 2014 and initiated a career as CEO and co-owner with his wife, Linda, of private businesses focusing on improving fitness and wellness in families living along the Wasatch Range in northern Utah. In that position he particularly enjoys his work with young children and their parents. His closest young children are two grandsons and a granddaughter, all of whom are excellent at reminding him that fun is not just for children.
Our Awesome Parents and Partners
Cottonwood Heights Soccer Program
"I was so impressed with how much my son learned in such a short time. This is the type of program I have been looking for and can't wait to be a part of the next one."
Cottonwood Heights Basketball Program
"Great Program! Hands on coaching in a fun environment and every kid feels special. Fun props and good drills. "
Park City Toddler Program
"We have really enjoyed the class! (My son) has had so much fun digging for vegetables, racing to harvest, and stretching his way through the exercises. It's so nice to have something for two year olds. It's so hard to find that. Thank you!"