Exclusively Essentrics™ Fitness

Essentrics™ draws from ballet, Tai Chi, and physiotherapy. Rather than holding poses it is about movements - stretching while staying in motion. Try something new! What is Essentrics™?

Spring 2017 Classes

Check out our classes in north and south Calgary.
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Join me in a fitness session and see if you don't get hooked too.

Sometimes when you least expect it, when you aren't even looking, something wonderful comes into your life. I turn 59 this year (2017), and I am in the best shape I have ever been!
My Story: My husband had taped a PBS special that had mention of arthritis; a topic of particular interest to me for my own health. The show was "Aging Backwards", with Miranda Esmonde-White, the creator of the Essentrics™ program, also known as Classical Stretch, which has been airing on PBS since 1999. Trying the Essentrics™ workout provided me with an immediate improvement in my mobility, joint soreness, and overall energy. That is what drew me in, absolutely. This was a fitness program unlike anything I had done before. I was thoroughly enjoying it, reaping the benefits, and wanting to do more. Read more ...

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Essentrics™ Q & A

Is Essentrics™ similar to Yoga? No—Essentrics™ is very different from Yoga. The Essentrics™ technique uses “eccentric” muscle contractions to simultaneously strengthen and stretch every muscle in the body. An Essentrics™ workout consists of dynamic movement—which means that you’ll never stop moving during the workout. Although we don’t focus on meditation or spirituality, Essentrics™ is still a complementary workout to Yoga, as it helps to rebalance the full body, increase flexibility and mobility.

Read more Q and A.

Essentrics™ Classes

The first class of the series is free for new members to try. Subscribe to this calendar in your Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, Apple Calendar, or add to another calendar.
Apr
3
Mon
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Monday AM *Gentle Stretch* @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 3 through June 26.

Note: There is no class on May 22. 

Exclusively Essentrics™

A gentle full-body workout that simultaneously stretches and strengthens while engaging all 650 muscles.
The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position which is effective for flexibility, mobility and pain-relief, as well as injury prevention and recovery.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slower tempo class.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. a 1.3 m (4-ft) exercise band, or click here to purchase an exercise band, and you can pick it up before the class,
  4. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
6
Thu
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Thursday PM *Stretch and Strengthen* @ Dalhousie Community Center
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 6 through June 22.

Exclusively Essentrics™

A dynamic, full-body stretch and strengthen workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility and relieving chronic aches, pains and joint stiffness. Reawaken the power of your 650 muscles while slowly building strength in your body.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a way to increase flexibility and get stronger at the same time.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/kb39bxboeBn

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
7
Fri
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Friday PM *Stretch and Strengthen* @ Dance With France
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 7 through June 23.

Exclusively Essentrics™

A dynamic, full-body workout that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. Experience a deep activation stretch that will work through all the joints and release tight muscles. The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position to improve flexibility and mobility, relieve pain, and aid in injury prevention and recovery.

For men and women of all ages who are looking for a way to increase flexibility and get stronger at the same time.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. water.

Location: Dance with France Studio, 8408 Elbow Dr SW #104, Calgary, AB T2V 1K7

The corner of Elbow Drive and Heritage Drive SW in the “Dance with France” studio.  The end unit is located at #104, 8408 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1K7.  There is parking out front or underground if you prefer.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
10
Mon
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Monday AM *Gentle Stretch* @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 3 through June 26.

Note: There is no class on May 22. 

Exclusively Essentrics™

A gentle full-body workout that simultaneously stretches and strengthens while engaging all 650 muscles.
The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position which is effective for flexibility, mobility and pain-relief, as well as injury prevention and recovery.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slower tempo class.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. a 1.3 m (4-ft) exercise band, or click here to purchase an exercise band, and you can pick it up before the class,
  4. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
13
Thu
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Thursday PM *Stretch and Strengthen* @ Dalhousie Community Center
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 6 through June 22.

Exclusively Essentrics™

A dynamic, full-body stretch and strengthen workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility and relieving chronic aches, pains and joint stiffness. Reawaken the power of your 650 muscles while slowly building strength in your body.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a way to increase flexibility and get stronger at the same time.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/kb39bxboeBn

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
14
Fri
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Friday PM *Stretch and Strengthen* @ Dance With France
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 7 through June 23.

Exclusively Essentrics™

A dynamic, full-body workout that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. Experience a deep activation stretch that will work through all the joints and release tight muscles. The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position to improve flexibility and mobility, relieve pain, and aid in injury prevention and recovery.

For men and women of all ages who are looking for a way to increase flexibility and get stronger at the same time.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. water.

Location: Dance with France Studio, 8408 Elbow Dr SW #104, Calgary, AB T2V 1K7

The corner of Elbow Drive and Heritage Drive SW in the “Dance with France” studio.  The end unit is located at #104, 8408 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1K7.  There is parking out front or underground if you prefer.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
17
Mon
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Monday AM *Gentle Stretch* @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 3 through June 26.

Note: There is no class on May 22. 

Exclusively Essentrics™

A gentle full-body workout that simultaneously stretches and strengthens while engaging all 650 muscles.
The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position which is effective for flexibility, mobility and pain-relief, as well as injury prevention and recovery.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slower tempo class.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. a 1.3 m (4-ft) exercise band, or click here to purchase an exercise band, and you can pick it up before the class,
  4. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
20
Thu
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Thursday PM *Stretch and Strengthen* @ Dalhousie Community Center
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 6 through June 22.

Exclusively Essentrics™

A dynamic, full-body stretch and strengthen workout that focuses on increasing mobility, flexibility and relieving chronic aches, pains and joint stiffness. Reawaken the power of your 650 muscles while slowly building strength in your body.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a way to increase flexibility and get stronger at the same time.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/kb39bxboeBn

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
21
Fri
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Friday PM *Stretch and Strengthen* @ Dance With France
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 7 through June 23.

Exclusively Essentrics™

A dynamic, full-body workout that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. Experience a deep activation stretch that will work through all the joints and release tight muscles. The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position to improve flexibility and mobility, relieve pain, and aid in injury prevention and recovery.

For men and women of all ages who are looking for a way to increase flexibility and get stronger at the same time.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. water.

Location: Dance with France Studio, 8408 Elbow Dr SW #104, Calgary, AB T2V 1K7

The corner of Elbow Drive and Heritage Drive SW in the “Dance with France” studio.  The end unit is located at #104, 8408 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1K7.  There is parking out front or underground if you prefer.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Apr
24
Mon
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Monday AM *Gentle Stretch* @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 3 through June 26.

Note: There is no class on May 22. 

Exclusively Essentrics™

A gentle full-body workout that simultaneously stretches and strengthens while engaging all 650 muscles.
The muscles are stretched and strengthened in the elongated position which is effective for flexibility, mobility and pain-relief, as well as injury prevention and recovery.
For men and women of all ages who are looking for a gentle, slower tempo class.

Bring To Class

This is all you need for the class. 

  1. loose-fitting workout clothing,
  2. an exercise mat,
  3. a 1.3 m (4-ft) exercise band, or click here to purchase an exercise band, and you can pick it up before the class,
  4. water.

Location: Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V6

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/yYaJLxK5S1T2

Register and Pay

You can register and pay for your classes via PayPal or with your credit card.

You can register by clicking on the tickets icon tickets_icon above or by clicking here and pay by credit card.

Testimonials

Beyond Thrilled…

I’ve been taking classes with Marcia for about 3 months and continually recommend her class to many friends by saying the following: The benefits of Marcia’s gentle and encouraging classes have been numerous; flexibility and muscle strength has noticeably improved. … Read full testimonial "Beyond Thrilled…"
ML

Marcia’s class left me wanting more.

I had never heard of Eccentrics when I went to my first class with Marcia. But, I had been working out at a gym for the past year and felt intimidated by their classes. So I thought I would give … Read full testimonial "Marcia’s class left me wanting more."
Julie Clements-Flatt

Essentrics with Marcia is a

Essentrics with Marcia is a treat! I look forward to going. The workouts are challenging and fun. Marcia keeps me going long after I would normally quit. Afterwards I feel relaxed and energized, which is a new combination for me. … Read full testimonial "Essentrics with Marcia is a"
Sandra V.

I Wish She Was Closer….

I have had the privilege of attending a few of Marcia’s classes while travelling, and can honestly say I wish she was closer so that I could go to her sessions regularly! I have been a gym-goer for many months … Read full testimonial "I Wish She Was Closer…."
M. Kerr