On the first official day of spring, the new Stretch Zone at Bayshore will host its grand opening event.
The stretching center is already open to the public, but a special celebration is set for 11 a.m. on Monday, March 20, at 385 W. Fountainview Dr., just off the main square, next to Bath & Body Works.
There will be exclusive specials running through March 25, free Crumbl mini cookies and promotional pricing at all Wisconsin Stretch Zone studios.
Stretch Zone was founded in 2004 and uses assisted stretching to boost wellness, mobility and strength. It has partnered with NFL and NBA teams, as well as the PGA National Resort & Spa.
There are more than Stretch Zone locations across the country.
WHERE: Stretch Zone BAYSHORE, 385 W. Eastshore Drive, Glendale, WI 53217
WHEN: Monday, March 20, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.