Summer Sampler Classes Perfect for All Levels

Enjoy the Vital 1 experience! 

If you’re having fun, it’s not exercise.  I have a wish; to help and encourage those 50+ like myself to age well.

I will instruct you through a 55-minute lovely no impact, gentle yet challenging Essentrics class.  Feel the energizing and therapeutic benefits of the fluid, rotational movements that promote strength and flexibility.  Be challenged, or do it in a more relaxed manner.  Either way you will feel so much better at the end.  We’ll have fun with the playlists of music that “our generation” knows and enjoys. Come as you are. All you need to bring is an exercise mat and an exercise band.

marcia-culham-essentrics-classical-stretch-chair-right-2018Although Essentrics can be your only exercise program, it will also be a fabulous complement to your favorite activity or sport.

August 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 Thursdays August 8, 15, 22 at 9:30 AM and Mondays August 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 AM, held at Dalhousie Community Center, 5432 Dalhart Road NW, Calgary.

Please register for any or all classes at or call me at 403-208-3307.

Cost is $100 for all six classes, or $20 for any single class.

About the author: Marcia

As a healthy 63 year old, my wish for all of us is to age well by moving more. Living an active lifestyle helps you remain agile. Helping you to be an “active ager” and striving to feel better in your body is why is started VITAL 1 FITNESS. Now in my 43rd year of nursing, having worked in many areas from the Emergency department to an outpatient cancer treatment center, I have broadened my aspirations by teaching Essentrics™ classes. It is incredibly gratifying to hear the improvements each participant has experienced in flexibility, pain relief and wellbeing. Some of my certifications and awards include: Certified Essentrics™ Instructor (Level 4 Honours); Myeloma Canada Nurse of the Year, 2015; DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses nominee, 2014 and 2015; Nursing Advisory Board Panelist, 2011, 2013 and 2014; Research Nurse of the Year Tom Baker Cancer Center, 2006. For more visit