Welcome to the world of HIGH PERFORMANCE! My name is Barbara Depta. I am the founder of Beyond Stretch, and one of 300 elite certified high performance coaches in the world. I take pride in my passion for helping people get to the NEXT LEVEL.
With my expertise in fascia and fitness, not only am I able to help professional athletes to manage their energy, strength, balance, and flexibility, on and off the field, but as a high performance coach, I also keep their passion and purpose pure and alive with their families at home.
As a former athlete, and the wife of a professional athlete, I know what a hectic schedule feels like, and what needs to get done to get to the next level, without neglecting your family life or losing your focus and clarity.
I help people to create strategies that the world’s most successful and accomplished people use in their daily routines. Everyone wants more success at work, more happiness, more passion in relationships, more energy and productivity. Everyone wants more of the good things that life has to offer. To get more, you need to activate your full potential, and I help people do just that.
I believe, “A healthy and happy life leads to success!” That is exactly what I help people achieve every day. I received a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts and embarked on a training career. I also earned a Nutrition Specialist certificate from American College of Sport Dieticians and Nutritionists while working with Optimal Weight for Life (OWL), a program for diabetic and obese children at The Children’s Hospital in Boston. I was also a semi pro Basketball player at the University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland (commonly known as AWF).
I took inspiration from my own health problems with an elbow injury, which put an end to my career as a gymnast. My personal experience of tissue healing and the rehabilitation process gave me an opportunity to understand fascia therapies, as well as other soft tissue modalities. I was fascinated by the mechanics of these processes and sought additional training and expertise in these specialties. I have worked with and learned a lot from some of the best specialists in the fields of soft tissue and structural balance such as Ann and Chris Fredrick, Thomas Myers, Guy Voyer and Juliu Horvath.
Being an athlete myself, I know how to teach and motivate professional athletes, as well as anyone who wants to master their physical & mental strength and structural balance. My expertise in joint mobility, flexibility, and functional training, has won me a wide range of prestigious clients including NFL stars like Ray Lewis, Anquan Boldin, Mark Ingram, Jared Odrick, Matt Elam, Elvis Dumervil, and the entire Baltimore Ravens team.
My client list extends beyond the NFL and includes many top athletes from other sports as well such as PGA, NBA, NHL, MLB, and UFC.
I want you to ask yourself this question: “What do you need to do to get to the next level”? Do you need clarity of mind, courage to step up and overcome your challenges, or maybe you have some physical disturbances that haven’t allowed you to get to the NEXT LEVEL?
I have the skills and expertise to help you achieve the ultimate goal of “health and happiness”, because I believe, “A healthy & happy life leads to success.”