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
Sept-Oct Bearspaw
Nov-Dec Dalhousie
Oct-Dec Bearspaw
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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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Oct
18
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Thursdays PM September 13 – October 25, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary 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 September 13 through October 25.

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.

Oct
19
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM September 14 – October 26, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary 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 September 14 through October 26.

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.

Oct
22
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM September 10 – October 29, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary 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 September 10 through October 29, 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.

Oct
23
Tue
Essentrics Class Bearspaw – Tuesday 9:30 AM Sept 11 – Oct 23, 2018 @ Bearspaw Historical Society Barn
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Bearspaw Fall 2018

Tuesday 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM, September 11 – October 23, 2018


Welcome to our first classes in Bearspaw.

Class dates are Tuesdays September 11, 18,25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23 at 9:30 AM or 10:45 AM

Cost is two payments of $60 for all 7 classes at 9:30 am or 10:45 am. You can pay $20 to drop-in for any single 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: The Bearspaw Historical Society Barn, 253253 Bearspaw Rd, Calgary, AB T3L 2P7

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7fFmM1dXkDU2

Register and Pay

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

Oct
25
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Thursdays PM September 13 – October 25, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary 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 September 13 through October 25.

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.

Oct
26
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM September 14 – October 26, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary 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 September 14 through October 26.

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.

Oct
29
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM September 10 – October 29, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary 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 September 10 through October 29, 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.

Oct
30
Tue
Essentrics Class Bearspaw – Tuesday 9:30 AM Oct 30 – Dec 11, 2018 @ Bearspaw Historical Society Barn
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Bearspaw, Late Fall 2018

Tuesday 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM, October 30 – December 11, 2018


Welcome to our first classes in Bearspaw.

Class dates are Tuesdays October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 24, December 4, 11 at 9:30 AM or 10:45 AM

Cost is two payments of $60 for all 7 classes at 9:30 am or 10:45 am. You can pay $20 to drop-in for any single 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: The Bearspaw Historical Society Barn, 253253 Bearspaw Rd, Calgary, AB T3L 2P7

Free parking out front.

View in Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7fFmM1dXkDU2

Register and Pay

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

Nov
1
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Late Fall – Thursdays PM November 1 – December 13, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 1 @ 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
2
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM November 2 – December 14, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Nov 2 @ 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