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The ESSENTRICS® technique is based on the concept of eccentric muscle contractions, which strengthen the muscles in the lengthened position. This type of muscle activation increases tension on the muscles as they lengthen, creating a long, lean and toned physique, helping to relieve aches and pains and to prevent injuries. The simultaneous strengthening and stretching in ESSENTRICS™ results in a strong, vibrant, youthful and pain-free body.

ESSENTRICS® is a unique, dynamic program that fuses strength and flexibility exercises, all in one workout! These exercises tone the entire body, thin the waist, flatten the stomach and shape the hips and legs, all the while increasing flexibility, range of motion and improving posture. ESSENTRICS™ is the ultimate anti-aging workout and is equally effective for athletic performance. Two to three sessions a week will lead to rapid, noticeable changes in the shape of the body and create a general sense of well-being – in just a few weeks!

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal - and with a diverse class offering and a wide array of class times, the flagship ESSENTRICS® Studio welcomes you!!

Miranda Esmonde-White

Miranda Esmonde-White is one of America’s greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging. She is best known for her PBS fitness show, Classical Stretch, which has been aired since 1999 and is rated the #1 fitness show on the network, and for creating the ESSENTRICS® technique which Classical Stretch is based upon. She has filmed over 300 episodes of Classical Stretch workouts, many of them available on DVD. Following her career as a professional Ballerina, Miranda developed ESSENTRICS® , which led to her becoming the flexibility trainer and consultant to numerous professional and Olympic athletes and celebrities.

Esmonde-White’s book, Aging Backwards (Random House in CAN/HarperWave in US) will revolutionize the way we understand the role fitness plays in slowing down the aging process while keeping our bodies young, attractive, strong and healthy. Based in Montreal, Miranda spends her time continuing to develop the technique, writing and training new instructors. She travels extensively giving lectures, weeklong Teacher Training sessions and retreats.

Sahra Esmonde-White

Sahra Esmonde-White is co-owner and CEO of ESSENTRICS® and host of the ESSENTRICS® DVD Series. She has been named one of the top health experts in Canada by both Fashion Magazine and Flare, two of Canada’s top women’s publications, and her DVDs have won "Top Workout" awards in both Canada and the UK.

She works closely with celebrities such as UK model/actress/entrepreneur Lily Cole, Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, and professional athletes including the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. With a Master's degree in Economics and graduate studies in Public Health, Sahra has made her life’s mission to help people lead healthy lives through intelligent fitness and a thoughtful lifestyle.