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™?

Late Fall classes run each month starting November 2 and you are welcome to drop-in.

Nov-Dec Fall Class Schedule
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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.

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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.
Nov
27
Mon
Monday AM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This session runs for seven weeks from November 6 through December 18.


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.

Nov
30
Thu
Thursday PM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Center
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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.

Dec
4
Mon
Monday AM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This session runs for seven weeks from November 6 through December 18.


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.

Monday PM 2017 – HCPs Only Introduction to Essentrics™ @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Monday PM 2017 - HCPs Only Introduction to Essentrics™ @ Dalhousie Community Centre

This introductory class is exclusively for Health Care Providers.


Exclusively for Health Care Providers

Drawing on my 38+ years of nursing experience allows me to lead classes that improve strength, mobility, and well being. Experience Essentrics first hand and how your clients could benifit from this workout.

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,
  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

Registration is required. Please click here to register.

If the date for this class does not work, you can drop-in for 1 public class for free. Please click here to register for 1 free public class.

Dec
7
Thu
Thursday PM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Center
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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.

Dec
11
Mon
Monday AM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This session runs for seven weeks from November 6 through December 18.


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.

Dec
14
Thu
Thursday PM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Center
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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.

Dec
18
Mon
Monday AM Nov 2017 – Exclusively Essentrics™ Class @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

This session runs for seven weeks from November 6 through December 18.


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

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