The Esmonde Technique consists of three unique fitness programs that use eccentric training as their basis: Essentrics™ Body Toning, Essentrics™ Athletic Training and the original and gentle Classical Stretch program.
The Esmonde Technique is a dynamic stretching and strengthening fitness workout that helps individuals achieve the goal of a toned flexible and balanced body. Created by Miranda Esmonde-White over 20 years ago, her technique has helped Olympic and professional athletes excel and the general population achieve their fitness goals. Miranda began her career as a professional ballet dancer and later went on to train many top athletes and coaches in her unique stretch program called Classical Stretch. Classical Stretch was the first program developed under the Esmonde Technique and consists of a balanced fitness program that has helped people achieve overall body flexibility, healing, health and anti-aging, with a bonus of creating long lean muscles.
Making it a family affair, Miranda was joined by her daughter Sahra who was in the process of writing her Master’s thesis on the science behind The Esmonde Technique. The birth of Essentrics™ happened during these studies. While doing her research, Sahra realized that it was the eccentric portion of the workout which was the source of the dramatic changes to people’s bodies: from the slenderizing effects for women to greater power for athletes. It seemed natural that this new fitness program be called simply Essentrics™. Together they set about designing workouts using a blend of eccentric training and Classical Stretch principals. With concrete science behind them and a mountain of testimonials from Olympians and average women it became clear that two separate workouts were needed; one for women and one for athletes. The popularity of these workouts re-enforced the belief that Essentrics™ is really the "new aerobics".
In a nutshell The Essentrics™ workout is based on eccentric strengthening which stretches the muscles then strengthens them in the elongated position creating a lean toned body. Essentrics™ is intended to make the waist thinner, the stomach flatter, the legs leaner and the butt toned, leaving the entire body more flexible and agile.
Is Co-developer of the Essentrics™ program and Co-owner of Esmonde-White Productions. She has produced over 150 fitness television shows and fitness DVDs sold throughout the USA and Canada. She is also a master teacher of Essentrics™, Personal Trainer and host of Essentrics™ DVDs and TV Series.
Throughout her life Sahra has been an avid exerciser from competitive horse back riding and gymnastics, to tennis and swimming. Inspired by her mother's career as a professional ballet dancer, Sahra spent the first 15 years of her life in a studio learning all forms of dance. Though she developed a love for dance, her real passion was the study of health and she went on to complete a Bachelors degree in Health Economics and spent a year in Ireland and a year in Egypt where she worked on volunteer projects for the World Health Organization and the rebuilding of the Ancient Library of Alexandria. These experiences led her to do Masters Studies in Public Health where she did a concentration on the effects of exercise on health. By combining her knowledge in health and fitness, she helped to create and market the Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Workout for patients and survivors worldwide. After years of analyzing the effects of different fitness techniques on the muscles Sahra co-created the Essentrics workouts to offer participants strong and thin bodies that other programs were unable to achieve.
Sahra currently produces and markets all products under The Esmonde Technique. She also works with professional and Olympics level athletes helping them achieve balanced, pain-free and more flexible bodies.
Is Co-creator of Essentrics. Miranda began her career dancing at the National Ballet School of Canada in Toronto. Following her formation as a ballet dancer, she performed around the world with the National Ballet of Canada. A broken foot brought an end to her performing career.
Shortly after leaving National Ballet Company she opened her own dance centre & fitness center in Montreal, Canada. Over the years she suffered from chronic back pain. Determined to rid herself of the pain she studied with physiotherapists and chiropractors and eventually developed a fitness program which cured her of her own back pain. That program sewed the seeds to what is now known as the Esmonde Technique.
In the last nine years, Miranda has trained many high-performance athletes, becoming one of the most sought after stretch and bio-mechanics trainers in Canada. She is well known for her work with Olympic Medalist Diver Alexandre Despatie, World Champion squash player Jonathon Power, Canadian Skating Champions Joannie Rochette, Jessica Dube and Bryce Davidson and students from the Cirque du Soleil School, École National de Cirque.
Besides hosting her own daily exercise show on the PBS Network in the US, she has written a College Text Book and is the host of a series of Classical Stretch DVDs. She also holds regular workshops for Level 4 Olympic coaches as well as for universities and colleges and travels internationally giving lectures on Breast Cancer rehabilitation.