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.
This is a program that enables your body to move fluidly and effortlessly in your daily life and all your activities; ESSENTRICS offers a fundamental level of true fitness. With thousands of testimonials from the programs 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.
ESSENTRICS is a unique program that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. This workout develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture. ESSENTRICS is even smarter than that; it goes beyond changing just the look of your body, it also cares about how you feel in your body. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment free workout leaves you feeling energized, positive and healthy.
ESSENTRICS strengthens and stretches every muscle in the body eccentrically, rebalancing the muscular structure in continuous rotational movements. It incorporates various techniques including PNF and isotonic movement while systematically working every joint in the body. The basis of the workout is a dynamic combination of strength and flexibility exercises, designed to pull apart the joints by elongating the muscles and challenging them in the lengthened position. This full-body technique works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process. While the technique is original in itself, it has been influenced by several disciplines. 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.
ESSENTRICS has a wide collection of DVDs and a growing number of teachers and studios worldwide. Whether you purchase a DVD, find a live class or become a teacher, the ESSENTRICS workout will help you safely reach a new level of fitness.
Sahra Esmonde-White is co-founder and president of The Esmonde Technique, host of the ESSENTRICS workouts and Executive Producer for all The Esmonde Technique productions. Since the company’s inception in 1999, Sahra has produced over 300 fitness TV shows and DVDs sold worldwide. She is passionate about helping people lead healthy lives through intelligent fitness and a thoughtful lifestyle and has been named one of the top health experts in Canada by both Fashion Magazine and Flare, two of Canada’s top women’s publications. Her DVDs have won "Top Workout" awards in both Canada and the UK. Sahra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Master’s studies in both Health Economics and Public Heath. She has worked closely with celebrities such as UK model/actress/entrepreneur Lily Cole, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, professional athletes including the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, giving them the tools and understanding to create a healthy balanced body.
Miranda Esmonde-White is one of America’s greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging. She is best known for her PBS fitness show, Classical Stretch, which has been on air since 1999 and is rated the #1 fitness show on the network. Following her career as a professional Ballerina, Miranda developed her own fitness technique and quickly became the flexibility trainer and consultant to professional and Olympic athletes. Miranda’s first book, Aging Backwards, hits shelves in November 2014 and she has three more titles underway that will revolutionize the way we understand fitness. Based in Montreal, Miranda spends her time writing, giving workshops, developing the ESSENTRICS Teacher Training progam and continues to teach live classes at her flagship studio and in cities around the world. She is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the The Esmonde Technique and the Creator of ESSENTRICS.
With headquarters in Montreal, The Esmonde Technique is the foundation of ESSENTRICS and Classical Stretch. The Esmonde Technique is proud to have over 1000 teachers worldwide, 300 Classical Stretch TV shows aired nationally in the USA and a series of successful ESSENTRICS and Classical Stretch DVDs sold internationally. Created by former National Ballet of Canada ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White, the Technique has helped to change the lives of participants all over the world.
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