Bend: Stretching & Flexibility 12+

Beginner's mobility exercises

Bowery Digital

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

You are not getting old, you just need to stretch!

Bend is the simplest way to practice stretching exercises at home to improve flexibility, recover mobility, and relieve back, neck, shoulder and hip pain. With easy-to-follow stretching and yoga poses, you’ll be able to instantly start a daily stretching routine and stick to it, even as a beginner.

START STRETCHING BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Simple daily stretches can bring tremendous health improvements that last. They include both physical and mental benefits, such as:
⊕ More flexible muscles and joints
⊕ Less physical pain in the upper and lower back, neck, hips and shoulders
⊕ Higher energy levels throughout the day
⊕ Better sleep at night
⊕ Faster process of waking up in the morning
⊕ Correction of bad body posture
⊕ Reduced risks of injury during outdoor activities or sports
⊕ And more!

DIFFERENT GOALS, DIFFERENT ROUTINES

Bend offers custom stretching routines tailored to your specific needs. They include:

※ “Wake Up” routine:
Designed to maintain your body’s natural mobility and range of motion. Simple, quick, convenient, and effective, you can do it anytime, anywhere, everyday.

※ “Posture Reset” routine:
Specifically designed to improve your posture with seated stretches that can correct habitual posture problems by increasing flexibility in the shoulders, back, and neck.

※ “Full Body” routine:
Focused on improving overall flexibility, with more than 20 stretching exercises and poses that target key muscles and joints throughout your entire body.

※ “Sleep” routine:
Gentle, long-hold stretches designed to help you unwind and de-stress after a long day at work through better quality of sleep, which is made possible by relieving muscle tension and relaxing the body.

※ “Expert” routine:
Advance group of stretching exercises and yoga poses that cover all major muscle groups and extremities. Flexibility and range of motion can be improved significantly with their more complex movements.

※ You can even make your own custom routines to make them fit your body condition and needs!

EASE OF USE

Bend is intended to be simple, easy to use and quick to learn. All it takes is 3 steps to get more flexible today:
1. Download Bend
2. Open up and choose a benefit you want to receive, such as “Sleep”
3. Start the routine and simply follow the instructions

With custom, minimalistic illustrations and a timer, you’ll always know when it’s time to switch sides or go to the next stretch with Bend. Additionally, you can easily track progress and build up a streak as extra motivation to stretch everyday.

Apple Health: Bend integrates with the Health app, giving users the option to sync their health information and activity with Apple Health.

FEEDBACK & SUPPORT

⊕ If you like Bend, don’t hesitate to rate us on the App Store!
⊕ If you have any questions, feedback, suggestions, or simply want to say “Hi!”, feel free to contact us at bend@lumosapps.com

LEGAL

Terms of Use: https://www.getbend.co/terms
Privacy Policy: https://www.getbend.co/privacy

What’s New

Version 4.0.1

The latest release includes UI/UX updates, bug fixes, and improvements to performance and functionality.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

cate.elise ,

Best UI! Needs to add a few more stretches

Of all the stretching apps out there, this one has the best UI/UX, and is therefore the only one I can see myself wanting to engage with daily. The options here are thoughtful and streamlined, and I’m finding that it’s more pleasurable to use without a lot of features clutter.

There are a few more customizable features I’d like to see. I think the option to change the stretch times would be nice. I’d also like to see a bigger stretching library. Like, no squats?? Squat stretch is a classic! It should be in one of the core routines! Low bridge stretch, rear hand clasp and some other upper body stretches in general would be nice to incorporate as well. Maybe some dynamic stretches, too, which are a pretty important component of mobility.

Some non-essential suggestions on my personal wishlist: I would really love to see the classic “starting stretching” sequence added here! And Kit Laughlin’s iconic daily 5 👀 although maybe that’s a little more niche (and possibly proprietary). A hip mobility/flexibility routine in general would be nice.

As an incredibly lazy person who optimistically pursues an over ambitious stretching routine every 3 months and quickly gives up, I like that the routines are SHORT. 4-10 minutes is the sort of stretch I can psychologically commit to. Great app for maintaining mobility!

dat Hemroid ,

Zero instructional guidance

Maybe if you’re an experienced Yogi you could use this app, but normal ppl need more instruction. A tiny 2D cartoon does not tell me if I should be pressing into my heel or the ball of my foot on a stretch, or if my hips should be forward or back. Literally, the app icon is how they depict ALL the stretches, like a poster in the gym. I need an app that talks to me, the beeps and boops of Bend are just annoying and unhelpful. It’s honestly a little condescending to think the general public would find this app helpful. The assumption that everyone already knows how to get into the correct position for a specific stretch is really the developers going out on a limb!
If you want an app that DOES provide helpful guidance with real instructional video, I recommend StretchIt. Their videos are comprehensive and the explanation of how to achieve the correct body position and optimize each stretch is thorough (and includes modifications for beginners). WAY better app than Bend.
I used Bend for approx 3 months and saw zero difference in my flexibility (because I obviously was not in the correct position for most of the stretches). Switched to StretchIt and within the first 10 days I am almost doing the splits!! Instruction and voice guidance from a trained professional makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

Dupper #33 ,

Update From Previous Review

I’m writing in regards to an update. It is only fair that I do an update because I was able to talk with a representative and they assisted me with my issue and my concerns. The representative by the name of Anna came to the rescue. Gave me some tips and some pointers in my issue and my concerns were both resolved. That is a mark of good business and their values they have for their customers. I really appreciate what Anna did for me. I have been able to get some good work in since receiving feedback. So if you are interested in getting this app I highly recommend you do so because they have people like Anna who is willing to help their customers out like myself. Thanks again and God Bless! V/R DeAndre Jeter

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Subscriptions

Annual Membership (50% Off)
Unlimited access to all stretches & routines.
$29.99

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