Stretch ER is a premium Body Boutique offering Fascial Stretch Therapy sessions as well as Pilates sessions. We are now located at 310 E. Hospital Street, in the Historic District of Nacogdoches, Texas. This beautiful brick building was formally known as the Continental Trailways Bus Station. Stretch ER is proud to call it home!
Elena Ramirez is the founder and owner of Stretch ER in Nacogdoches, Texas. Elena is a Nacogdoches native, daughter of Frances and Joseph Ramirez. She danced through her school years and found her passion for Pilates at the prime age of 16. After graduating from Nacogdoches High School, where she danced with the Nacogdoches Drill Team for 4 years, Elena joined the United States Air Force in 2004. While in the Air Force, Elena served 8 years as an Aerospace Medical Technician serving tours in Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan, working with injured soldiers in the Intensive Care Units. Her tours overseas earned her the Air Force and Army Commendation Medal along with many others. During her Air Force service, Elena became Physical Training Leader from 2005 to 2012, which is what sparked her desire to teach fitness and take her passion for Pilates to the next level; Elena started her first Pilates Mat class during her tour in Afghanistan in 2010. The United States Air Force brought Elena to Las Vegas, NV, where she attended The Pilates Studio, Las Vegas and received her Pilates certification and Barre A+ certification in 2011 and her Pilates Method Alliance Certification in 2016. In the midst of her Pilates teaching, Elena attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating with her Bachelors in Kinesiological Sciences as well as obtaining her Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1 and Level 2 certification from the Stretch to Win Institute in Tempe, Arizona.
In 2016 Elena brought her passion back to her roots, in Nacogdoches, TX. Elena opened Stretch ER with the goal to treat the whole body and enable people to achieve their desired lifestyle. Stretch ER is the first to offer a full Pilates Studio and Fascial Stretch Therapy in Nacogdoches and the surrounding areas.