Essentrics® is a unique exercise technique that honors the body's natural design. It is an intelligent movement form that works with the neuromuscular system to rebalance each joint and increase range of motion.
The program 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.
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Benefits of Essentrics®
The Essentrics method is for anyone seeking to increase flexibility and mobility while strengthening and toning without weights. The result is a workout that leaves the participant feeling energized and balanced.
Targets every muscle in the body
Tones every muscle in the body
Helps relieve pain
Improves agility and speed for sports
Supports injury prevention
Creates a youthful feeling body
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Group Class Schedule
Classes at the Emerson Wellness Center are open to the public and have the option to drop-in or purchase a 5-class series for further discounts. MIT classes are open to MIT faculty, staff, students and retirees. Healthworks classes are open to Healthworks members.
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ESSENTRICS® Stretch & Tone
This moderately paced class picks up the pace and repetitions, dynamically combining full-body 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. It is ideal for individuals who are active, healthy and fully mobile.
ESSENTRICS® Release, Rebalance & Restore
This foundations class is a great introduction to the Essentrics technique. This workout will increase range of movement in your joints and flexibility in your muscles, while stimulating your cells to boost strength, energy, vibrancy, and your immune system. The class is perfect for injury prevention, pain relief, stress release, and promoting healing. As with any Essentrics workout, you will leave feeling taller, elongated, relaxed and energized!
Miranda Esmonde-White, Essentrics Creator
Miranda Esmonde-White is one of North America's greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging and pain-free living. A classically trained ballerina who danced with the National Ballet of Canada, she is best known for her PBS fitness
show, Classical Stretch, on-air since 1999 and rated the #1 fitness show on the network, and for creating Essentrics--the technique that Classical Stretch is based
on. Based in Montreal, Esmonde-White spends her time lecturing on healthy living around the world, writing, training instructors in her technique, and acting as a consultant to numerous professional and Olympic athletes, dancers, models, and other notable clients. Her first trade book, Aging Backwards, became a New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller, and sparked an award-winning PBS documentary of the same name. In her latest book, Forever Painless, she explains how to cure chronic pain through movement.