Exclusively Essentrics™ Classes in Calgary

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™?

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Sept-Oct Dalhousie
Nov-Dec Dalhousie
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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 60 this year (2018), 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 ...

Miranda & Marcia

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What is Essentrics?

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.

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Essentrics Classes

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Nov
16
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM November 2 – December 14, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Fridays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 2 through December 14.

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.

Nov
19
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM November 5 – December 17, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Mondays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 5 through December 17, with no class on October 8.

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.

Nov
22
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Late Fall – Thursdays PM November 1 – December 13, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Thursdays 5:30 PM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 1 through December 13.

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.

Nov
23
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM November 2 – December 14, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Fridays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 2 through December 14.

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.

Nov
26
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM November 5 – December 17, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Mondays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 5 through December 17, with no class on October 8.

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.

Nov
29
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Late Fall – Thursdays PM November 1 – December 13, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Thursdays 5:30 PM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 1 through December 13.

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.

Nov
30
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM November 2 – December 14, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Fridays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 2 through December 14.

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.

Dec
3
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM November 5 – December 17, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Mondays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 5 through December 17, with no class on October 8.

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.

Dec
6
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Late Fall – Thursdays PM November 1 – December 13, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Thursdays 5:30 PM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 1 through December 13.

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.

Dec
7
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM November 2 – December 14, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Late Fall 2018

Fridays 9:30 AM at Dalhousie Community Centre NW


marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018A 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.

This session runs for seven weeks from November 2 through December 14.

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.

Testimonials

Gentle Encouraging Class

Marcia has a true gift for encouraging and guiding everyone in her class. Over the last 8 years I have found it very challenging to incorporate any type of physical activity in my life due to chronic pain. The first… Read full testimonial “Gentle Encouraging Class”

Rebecca Renkas

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

Essentrics with Marcia is a treat!

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 treat!”

Sandra V.

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

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