What we're about
As seen on TV, Essentrics®, (aka Classical Stretch) is a functional fitness class designed to address the needs of your full body through strength and mobility while being respectful to its natural limitations. Created by former professional ballet dancer Miranda Esmonde-White, it became a go to program for athletes to enhance their performance, and later developed into the highly acclaimed 20-year running fitness television show, Classical Stretch®, for the PBS network. No matter whether you’re age 30 or 60, the science behind what your body requires to stay youthful doesn’t change. To feel strong, healthy, vibrant and pain free, your workout should help you to build strength and mobility while being respectful to the natural limitations of your musculoskeletal system. Your own personal muscle flexibility and the capacity of your joints, tendons and ligaments to withstand impact, positions or twists are important factors to consider when taking on a fitness class or activity. If they are ignored, you can be left with pain and injury.
Essentrics workouts are meant to carry your body through its lifespan. There are few, if any, interesting and effective workouts that speak to the needs of a 21st century human body. No matter your age, you should have healthy joints, healthy connective tissue, healthy muscles, and should be fully mobile and strong. Most workouts don’t consider the effects that the movements and exercises are having on your entire system, but instead are driven by the end result of strength and shape. Essentrics views the human body as one interdependent unit, working each part and system in harmony which helps to rebalance your body.
Essentrics is a dynamic, full body workout for all fitness levels designed to engage all 650 muscles and 360 joints resulting in greater joint mobility and long, lean muscles. Based on tai chi’s flowing movements for balanced health, ballet’s strengthening theories for long, lean, flexible muscles, and the healing powers of physiotherapy to create a pain free body this program will simultaneously lengthen & strengthen all the muscles in your body. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each 60-minute routine, this equipment-free workout will leave you feeling energized. Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels. Whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior, couch potato, or sit at a desk all day Essentrics will give you a strong, toned body, improve your posture, relieve pain, re-balance your body, and increase your range of motion and flexibility. Come to class and experience how much better your body will feel. Check www.EssentricswithNatalia.com for class information.
Essentrics® Classes & Locations
Shoreline, WA, Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th St. Shoreline Edmonds, WA, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds