What Is Essentrics?
The Full-Body, Dynamic Stretch & Strength Workout
When people come to our studio for the first time, they often ask "What is Essentrics?" Essentrics is on a mission to re-establish the true meaning of fitness and to help people experience what it feels like to be healthy and happy in their bodies. We believe that fitness should not be measured with an index, in miles, in muscle mass or in speed; rather, it should be measured in one’s ability to move freely, live actively and without pain.
The mission of the Essentrics Workout is to create a balanced body whereby the strength in your muscles doesn't inhibit your movement, and your mobility is enhanced by your strength. Essentrics dynamically combines strengthening and stretching to develop a strong toned body with the complete ability of moving each joint and muscle freely and with full range of motion.
With thousands of testimonials from the program's devotees of all ages and fitness levels, professional athletes, Olympians, doctors and physiotherapists, we are confident that Essentrics will target what you need, unlock what is tight, strengthen what is weak and tone what needs shaping.
With a diverse music playlist accompanying each class, this equipment free, low-impact workout leaves you feeling ENERGIZED, healthy & strong. Benefits include improved POSTURE, greater joint MOBILITY, longer & LEANER MUSCLES, pain RELIEF & injury HEALING.
Essentrics® draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body. Muscles are stretched to their most lengthened positions & merged with 3-dimensional movement. Decompressing the joints is the primary focus & eccentric strengthening the ultimate goal.
Essentrics® was created by Miranda Esmonde-White, former dancer of The National Ballet of Canada. She is best known for her PBS fitness show, Classical Stretch, aired since 1999 and rated the #1 fitness show on the network. A flexibility trainer to numerous professional and Olympic athletes, she continued to develop ESSENTRICS® with her daughter Sahra.
Learn more at www.essentrics.com