Currently offering online classes.
Pricing based on a sliding scale so you can honor your movement goals as well as your financial ones.
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Essentrics® is a dynamic full body workout that can help boost energy and reduce pain by improving range of motion, stimulating full body blood flow and increasing body awareness.
Essentrics® gets its name from a type of muscle action. Imagine you are doing a bicep curl, as you lift the weight your bicep muscle is contracting and shortening. This is called a concentric contraction. However, as you lower the weight your bicep remains contracted (otherwise you’d drop the weight on your toes) but it is lengthening through the contraction. This is known as eccentric contraction and this is where the magic is! In an Essentrics® workout we use our body as the weight, our limbs as levers (high school physics at its best!) and we dive into the muscle chains that run through our body; loading them up, making them incredibly strong, simultaneously lengthening them. After only a few classes a variety of affects may evolve. Often clients report feeling taller, freer, or more balanced; aches and pains may begin to settle; joints may feel as though they are gaining range of motion; your connective tissue may feel more pliable and less restricted; and your nervous system may feel more relaxed.
One of the many things to love about Essentrics® is that literally anyone can do it. This program ditches the antiquated adage of “no pain no gain” and instead follows a completely opposite principle that your exercise shouldn’t be painful. Again, let’s look at the physiology. Our bodies are designed to protect us, when you move into a position of pain your muscles will reflexively contract to protect… the polar opposite of what we are trying to do. Whereas, if you listen to your body’s cues and work through a comfortable range of motion, your body will relax, open up and release tension. Then of course there is the issue that if your workout is painful you likely won’t continue.
Milissa began teaching Essentrics® in 2015 and is fully certified in all 4 levels of the Essentrics® certification program. She offers virtual classes, occasional pop-up classes, or private assessment sessions for those with specific goals, as well as mentoring for those wishing to become certified.