ESSENTRICS™ — AN ESMONDE TECHNIQUE
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 side-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.