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ESSENTRICS Gentle Stretch with Betty
November 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Essentrics is a full-body stretching and toning workout that’s great for most levels. This class builds strength, flexibility and range of motion while releasing stress.
Essentrics is also known as “Classical Stretch,” the #1 fitness show on American Public Television. It is a full-body, dynamic stretching workout that safely shapes and rebalances the body. Essentrics conditions not only our muscles but also bones and joints. This unique stretching-in-motion program rapidly creates a long, lean and strong physique with immediate changes to posture. Essentrics’ simple circular movements condition our joints, while their pacing and sequencing build and strengthen connections between the body and the brain.
Eccentric vs. Concentric Training
The name Essentrics came from eccentric training, a technique that strengthens muscles in stretched / lengthened positions. This contrasts with typical concentric technique such as lifting weights, which shortens our muscles and stiffens our joints. Essentrics stretches and tones at the same time, balancing strength and flexibility. It also builds greater force for the same energy spent, and muscles recover faster. For these reasons eccentric training has been popular among athletes, dancers, seniors, and people healing from ailments and injuries. It is also increasingly popular among people who simply desire a lean, sculpted and balanced body.
Dynamic vs. Static Stretch
Instead of holding poses Essentrics stretches while staying in motion. It therefore not only conditions our muscles but also lubricates our joints. In addition, the movements embody neuromuscular techniques that improve coordination as well as muscle control. Compared to static stretches, dynamic eccentric training has proven to be far more effective in boosting range of motion, agility, and reducing injuries in sports and daily life. It is therefore wonderful for both athletes and non.
Standing full-body movements using large, rotational, trademark exercises
Floor work or barre work (using chairs)
All classes are capped at 12 people.
Unlike most group classes Betty knows your specific needs before you arrive and is ready to cue you accordingly.
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.
About the Instructor
Betty is one of a few Essentrics instructors in the US who is fully certified at Level 4. (Only Level 4 instructors qualify to train athletes and design Essentrics routines.) She is also a Personal Trainer certified by the prestigious NASM, placing her in a unique position to apply the Essentrics program to assist clients in a wide variety of settings.
Throughout her training Betty has taken the initiative to attend all levels of optional Essentrics Teachers’ Workshops. She is also Red Cross-certified for First Aid, CPR, and AED.