Essentrics: My classes and more
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all classes are cancelled.
Here’s how you can keep doing some Essentrics® at home:
Go to the Essentrics® /Classical Stretch Facebook page for some daily workouts with Miranda Esmonde White, founder of this program. She is doing the program from her home.
You do not have to be a Facebook user to watch these videos.
Miranda shows us how Essentrics® can be done anywhere, anytime, wearing just about anything. It’s fun to see that she is even wearing jewellery!
Go to the Essentrics® website and follow some videos. There are specific ones for Aging Backwards® and there are great tips to make sure you are doing the exercises correctly!
How I started and why I love this program:
I started doing Essentrics® while watching the PBS Television program Classical Stretch. I learned that the exercise program was started by former ballet dancer, fitness instructor and the TV program host, Miranda Esmonde White.
Essentrics® The Esmonde Technique® was developed in Canada in Montreal, Quebec, and is now taught in many countries. After taking a few classes with instructors in Toronto (Ontario) and Montreal, I wanted to learn to teach this program in my hometown, Napanee, Ontario. I received my certification in the Essentrics® Aging Backwards® program in December 2019.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE ESSENTRICS AGING BACKWARDS®
Essentrics® draws on the flowing movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy.
In each class you will:
- Unlock tight muscles and joints
- Increase flexibility and mobility
- Increase your range of motion
- Strengthen the spine and core
- Improve posture
- Improve balance
- Help relieve pain
- Help recovery from injury
- Create a youthful-feeling body
This program can be done easily by anyone regardless of age or fitness level. The only equipment needed is a mat. A resistance band and a cushion for the head, shoulders or hips are helpful to make the exercises more effective, but those are optional. It also helps to have a sturdy chair nearby to help with balance. The program is done barefoot to strengthen the muscles in the feet.
Scroll down to read testimonials from some of my class participants about how Essentrics® has helped them. To read about how Essentrics® has changed my life visit my blog.
I’ve also written a guest blog post for Lori Wolf Heffner on how Essentrics® fits with my writing business. As my friend and fellow Essentrics® instructor, Sheri Burge, said in one her classes “Essentrics makes everything better.”
I know I am healthier and stronger. When people compliment me and ask what I’m doing to look and feel better I tell them “Essentrics Aging Backwards® “
I’m working on learning new routines and putting together new playlists so that when I do start teaching again, I’ll be ready.
I may take a stab at doing my own short teaching videos, so stay tuned.
Stay home. Stay safe. Keep everyone else safe.
Keep active. Have fun!