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 now in a effort to improve my physical health, taking cardio, stretch and strength classes. Given that, I had expected Marcia’s Essentrics classes to be easily “do-able”. Please do not make my mistake and equate “gentle” to “having less impact”!!! The movements ARE very gentle and flowing and easy on the joints. However, you will get a solid workout that you will notice tomorrow, and if you’re like me, you’ll work up a great sweat!! All without the hard exertion required by many classes out there today.
Marcia’s approach is just as gentle as her classes – positive, encouraging and fun…a winning combination. To anyone wondering if this class is for them – whether you’re new to working out, recovering from an injury, suffering joint discomfort or restricted flexibility, or even if you’ve been attending a gym regularly for years – I would highly recommend you try these classes. You might be very glad you did!

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 www.vital1.ca/about-marcia.