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WHAT IS Essentrics


Essentrics® dynamically combines strengthening and stretching to develop a strong, toned body with the complete ability of moving each joint and muscle freely and with full range of motion. It engages  all  650 muscles and 360 joints.

While the technique is original in itself, it has been influenced by several disciplines. ESSENTRICS® draws on the following:

Flowing movements of tai-chi, to create health and balance

Healing principles of physiotherapy, to create a pain free body

Strengthening theories of classical ballet, to create long, lean flexible muscles

Miranda  Esmonde-White, a Canadian  former professional ballet dancer created the globally-recognized and science-based fitness technique, Essentrics® in 1997, becoming a flexibility trainer to numerous high performance athletes and celebrities. 

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​Essentrics® is on a mission to establish the true meaning of what it is to be fit at every age and stage of your life, with a special focus on age prevention and reversal through movement. We believe that fitness should not be measured with an index, in miles, in muscle mass or in speed. Rather, it should be measured in one’s ability to move freely, live actively and without pain.

The goal of the Essentrics Workout is to create a balanced body such that the strength in your muscles doesn’t inhibit your movement, and your mobility is enhanced by your strength. 


"Taking Rita’s Essentrics classes is a good way to improve your flexibility and strength. I started to take her classes after a running injury and I was able to completely get out of pain and get back into running. This type of training works your leg muscles (and your whole body) thoroughly at every session."

Laszlo, 37

Benefits of the Essentrics workout

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For Body Shaping

  • Defines the waist

  • Creates toned, lean and strong arms

  • Slenderizes thighs and quads

  • Creates flat, defined abs

  • Improves posture

  • Lifts the butt

  • Targets and firms every muscle in the body

For Health & Performance

  • Increases full body flexibility

  • Helps relieve pain

  • Unlocks tight muscles and joints

  • Strengthens the spine and core

  • Helps to treat and prevent back pain

  • Age-defying workout: creates a youthful feeling body

  • Improves agility and speed for sports

  • Supports injury prevention

  • Helps speed-up recovery time through increased blood flow

For Age Reversal

  • Relieves aches and pains and helps reverse chronic conditions

  • Brightens and tightens skin by improving circulation and flushing toxins

  • Wards off extra weight from a naturally slowing metabolism

  • Strengthens and tones the full muscular structure

  • Forges new neurological connections and strengthens existing connections within the brain

  • Lubricates tight fascia and connective tissue

  • Targets both small and large joints

  • Increases bone density and helps with osteoporosis

  • Improves balance and mobility

Essentrics & Interlocking Circles

Essentrics & Interlocking Circles

Essentrics is based on a functional concept of interlocking circles and wheels.  We recognize that the body is not flat but three dimensional and capable of moving in circular motions:

  • Arms perform a circular motion within the sockets

  • Legs perform a circular motion within the hip sockets

  • The torso performs  a circular motion on the spine


Imagine that you are standing in a 3D circle or a 3D clock and as we "pull up" and  "pull out", away from the center, think about wanting  to reach the circumference. 

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