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™?

Next classes start August 10.

August "Summer Sampler"
Sept-Oct Dalhousie
Sept-Oct Bearspaw
Nov-Dec Late Fall Classes
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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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Aug
17
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary – Summer Sampler August, Monday and Friday AM August 10 – August 27, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Summer Sampler, August 2018

Monday and Friday, 9:30 AM, August 10 – August 27, 2018


July will be a “Summer Sampler” of classes, a different Essentrics workout/different music each time; to introduce you to and have you see and feel the variety of classes.

“Homework” will be presented at the end of each class: an instruction to highlight and help you build body awareness, feel more of a certain motion or exercise, and learn how to build on and improve the movement. This can then be done at home to further your goal of loosening what’s tight and improving range of motion.

Class dates are Fridays August 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 AM and Mondays August 13, 20, 27 at 9:30 AM

Cost is $100 for all six classes, or $20 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: 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.

Aug
20
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary – Summer Sampler August, Monday and Friday AM August 10 – August 27, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Summer Sampler, August 2018

Monday and Friday, 9:30 AM, August 10 – August 27, 2018


July will be a “Summer Sampler” of classes, a different Essentrics workout/different music each time; to introduce you to and have you see and feel the variety of classes.

“Homework” will be presented at the end of each class: an instruction to highlight and help you build body awareness, feel more of a certain motion or exercise, and learn how to build on and improve the movement. This can then be done at home to further your goal of loosening what’s tight and improving range of motion.

Class dates are Fridays August 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 AM and Mondays August 13, 20, 27 at 9:30 AM

Cost is $100 for all six classes, or $20 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: 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.

Aug
24
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary – Summer Sampler August, Monday and Friday AM August 10 – August 27, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Summer Sampler, August 2018

Monday and Friday, 9:30 AM, August 10 – August 27, 2018


July will be a “Summer Sampler” of classes, a different Essentrics workout/different music each time; to introduce you to and have you see and feel the variety of classes.

“Homework” will be presented at the end of each class: an instruction to highlight and help you build body awareness, feel more of a certain motion or exercise, and learn how to build on and improve the movement. This can then be done at home to further your goal of loosening what’s tight and improving range of motion.

Class dates are Fridays August 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 AM and Mondays August 13, 20, 27 at 9:30 AM

Cost is $100 for all six classes, or $20 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: 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.

Aug
27
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary – Summer Sampler August, Monday and Friday AM August 10 – August 27, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Essentrics™ Class in Calgary Summer Sampler, August 2018

Monday and Friday, 9:30 AM, August 10 – August 27, 2018


July will be a “Summer Sampler” of classes, a different Essentrics workout/different music each time; to introduce you to and have you see and feel the variety of classes.

“Homework” will be presented at the end of each class: an instruction to highlight and help you build body awareness, feel more of a certain motion or exercise, and learn how to build on and improve the movement. This can then be done at home to further your goal of loosening what’s tight and improving range of motion.

Class dates are Fridays August 10, 17, 24 at 9:30 AM and Mondays August 13, 20, 27 at 9:30 AM

Cost is $100 for all six classes, or $20 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: 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.

Sep
10
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM September 10 – October 29, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Sep 10 @ 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.

Sep
11
Tue
Essentrics Class Bearspaw – Tuesday 9:30 AM or 10:45 AM Sept 11 – Oct 23, 2018 @ Bearspaw Historical Society Barn
Sep 11 @ 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.

Sep
13
Thu
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Thursdays PM September 13 – October 25, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Sep 13 @ 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.

Sep
14
Fri
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Fridays AM September 14 – October 26, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
17
Mon
Essentrics Class Calgary Fall – Monday AM September 10 – October 29, 2018 @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Sep 17 @ 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.

Sep
18
Tue
Essentrics Class Bearspaw – Tuesday 9:30 AM or 10:45 AM Sept 11 – Oct 23, 2018 @ Bearspaw Historical Society Barn
Sep 18 @ 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.

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