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.
Jun
26
Mon
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Monday AM *Gentle Stretch* @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session runs for 12 weeks from April 3 through June 26. The last four classes run from June 5-26.

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.

Jun
30
Fri
Exclusively Essentrics™ Spring 2017 – Friday PM *Last Five Classes For This Session* @ Dance With France
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This session runs for 12 weeks (five weeks left) from June 2 through June 30.

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.

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

This session runs for four weeks from July 6 through July 27.

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.

Jul
13
Thu
Summer 2017 Class – Exclusively Essentrics™ – Thursday PM @ Dalhousie Community Center
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session runs for four weeks from July 6 through July 27.

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.

Jul
20
Thu
Summer 2017 Class – Exclusively Essentrics™ – Thursday PM @ Dalhousie Community Center
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session runs for four weeks from July 6 through July 27.

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.

Jul
27
Thu
Summer 2017 Class – Exclusively Essentrics™ – Thursday PM @ Dalhousie Community Center
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This session runs for four weeks from July 6 through July 27.

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.

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…"

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