About Us

About Our Founder

Ronda Musca has over 25 years of fitness and wellness experience. She started at a young age with her enthusiasm and passion for health and fitness. She practiced ballet and tap for 12 years and was not only a competitive gymnast but also competed in the Junior Olympics placing 2nd all around. At a young age, she began coaching and teaching dance exercises and moved onto cheerleading through her college years. All of these experiences led her to study Physical Therapy and Business Health Management in college. She implemented, managed and has held the CEO and CFO position in many successful companies. Ronda has multiple certifications and designations. She is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, Certified Master Trainer, Certified Senior Fitness Trainer, studied Transcendental Meditation and has a diploma in nutrition. She also holds an Advanced Medical Certification in CPR, AED, trained in and First Aid. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Ronda has worked with many large corporations and professional teams and players. She has set up multiple wellness programs spanning from Tampa Bay to Georgia. Some of her clients included Post Properties, Tampa Bay Golf, Price Waterhouse Coopers, K Force, PSU, JP Morgan, Tampa Police Academy. Players from The Bucs, The Toronto Blue Jays and Florida Marlins have used her services.

Ronda’s focus is to live healthy and to have total wellness. She believes in addressing all facets of wellness in order to reach optimal health.

Caseem Michaels, LMT

Cass Michaels LMT#MA46516 made Florida his home in 1985. Originally born in northern Illinios, he spent four years in the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school. He attended Berkley College and then moved to Florida to escape the snow.
He attended the International School of Beauty for Massage Therapy in New Port Richey, Florida, graduating in June of 2002. Cass specializes in Reflexology/Wellness, treatments, therapeutic stretching, neuromuscular massage, sports massage, prenatal massage and trigger point therapy. He has treated local new anchors, prominent attorneys, doctors and businessmen and travels across the three-county area to serve his many clients.

Arthur Wernick, PharmD

As a pharmacist for 40 years, Dr. Wernick has experience in both retail and clinical settings. He is skilled at effectively communicating with both patients and healthcare providers. Dr. Wernick has three publications, two of which are directly related to medication utilization, and has provided informative, educational presentations to both patients and peers.

The focus of his work is Medication Therapy Management (MTM). He provides a complete analysis and assessment of a patient’s medication use. This is done in coordination with their clinical conditions and lifestyle, so that he looks at the whole patient. This includes follow-up with periodic consultations.

As a certified MTM, Dr. Wernick’s goals are:

–To work with the patient and their healthcare team to optimize the patient’s medication use

–To improve communication between the patient and their healthcare team

–To create an informed patient, reduce medication errors and improve their health.

MTM is part of the Affordable Care Act, is integrated into some Accountable Care Organizations and has been shown, in high-risk patients, to reduce hospital admissions, readmissions and reduce costs. (References for these statements are available).

Dr. Wernick has a passion for his work and a passion for the people that he serves.

Robert Daniel

Robert Daniel, L.M.T. MA #81313 is a graduate of Cortiva, which is a Steiner Institute and among the most prominent massage therapy schools in North America. Robert possesses a healing touch and utilizes a unique Eastern-Western fusion of techniques. Avid about educating his clients on self-care and the benefits of every treatment.

Swedish Massage: Ideal for relaxation. Although the therapeutic qualities are limited, Swedish massage has been recommended for people with high blood pressure, PTSD and anxiety. Also provides movement of blood and lymph.

Myofascial Release: Without the use of lotion or oils this modality is used to rid adhesions of the fascial tissue that wraps around the muscles, improving range of motion and relieving pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy: Moves access blood and lymph to nearest drainage area before using trigger points to release the muscles and relieve nerve pain.

Muscle Energetic Technique (MET): Uses resistive stretching to lengthen muscles.

Taoist Acupressure: An ancient discipline from the Far East that’s meridian-based. Uses the same pressure points as acupuncture. Without the use of needles one will use light to medium finger pressure. This is often used to supplement massage therapy.

Chinese Craniosacral Therapy: Craniosacral is traditionally a Western discipline. This variation incorporates acupressure and other Eastern modalities. Used to provide movement of cerebrospinal fluid, which in turn treats pain, misalignment of the spine, learning disabilities and many other things.

Robert is certified in CPR/AED, fluent in Spanish and a skilled practitioner of Jeet Kun Do and Kali (Inosanto Blend).

Gene Chandler

Gene’s beginnings in the health and fitness industry go span over 20 years ago. He has always been a health enthusiast and his interest has taken him through many different phases. There were early years of reaching and maintaining a level of fitness to meet military requirements. Later, running became an enjoyment for personal fitness which then lead to a passion in bodybuilding.  It all evolved into roles training and educating members on exercise techniques and proper use of equipment at health clubs Family Fitness, and Powerhouse Gym. Further studies in human physiology became necessary for certification in personal training. He now continues to enjoy encouraging others to participate in a healthy lifestyle, and to provide knowledge on the importance proper nutrition and rest as key factors in the quest for wellness. Assistance comes in many forms whether one is interested in flexibility, weight loss, strength, endurance or general health and fitness, He believes in doing his best to assist in reaching those goals.

Training incorporates various methodologies including but not limited to stretching techniques, circuit and strength training, HIIT, cardiorespiratory conditioning, and plyometric. Everyone is different of course so activities must be tailored suit each individual’s goals and within their personal limitations. He firmly believes that good exercise, along with proper nutrition, is vital to not only prolong longevity but to being functional.

Certified personal trainer through the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT).

American Heart Association (CPR AED)

Four year martial arts student in Wing Chun Kung Fu under Grandmaster Steve Lee Swift-Ip Man lineage.

Kelly Rackleff

Kelly is the Client Care Coordinator at Stretch Rx. She schedules appointments and answers client questions. She has a background in health and nutrition and enjoys learning about each client’s individual needs. When she is not assisting clients, she enjoys cooking, music and hiking.

Sandi Cassick

Sandi is here to assist with scheduling, payments and CBD product information. As our office manager extraordinaire, she keeps everyone organized and the office looking great! With years of experience as an office manager and an eye for detail, Sandi ensures that everything is in order. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her mom, playing Pokémon and visiting her girlfriends.