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 class I went to, I explained my limitations to Marcia and she was very encouraging by explaining the program and that I should just work at my own pace. I signed up for her 9 week program and through out the weeks, I saw progress with my mobility and balance. She made the class fun and light, encouraging all of us and explaining the different moves in a visual way which helped everyone in the class. After each class, I felt that my muscles and joints were not as tight and if I was a little bit sore, the next class I would scale back a bit and listen to my body.
I would encourage anyone who struggles with any physical issue or who just wants to stay in shape and have more flexibility and balance, to consider going to her class.
Thanks Marcia.
Rebecca R.

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