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Level 4
ESSEntrics STRENGHTENING exercises

Learn how to effectively use this technique with many familiar and innovative exercises. You will learn ESSENTRICS theories, techniques, objectives and exercises for toning, strengthening and shaping the muscles. You will also learn the science of weight loss, muscle development, body toning & strengthening and anti-aging. In this manual we evaluate different strengthening techniques and discuss the different objectives and benefits of each method.

Certification level: Essentrics Certified Instructor L4
Subject matter: Learn ESSENTRICS strenghtening exercises

ESSENTRICS is a full-body strengthening program that achieves increased flexibility primarily though not exclusively through strength. In order to benefit from increased flexibility the muscles need to be strengthened in a lengthened position. It is a well known fact that any perceived flexibility gained when doing passive flexibility disappears immediately once you begin to move. This is because all movement requires strength and so the muscles revert to a contracted length. However if the muscles are strengthened in a lengthened position, they will remain lengthened when movement recommences.

Pre-requisite: Certified Level 3 Essentrics instructor


  • Instructional DVD
  • Time management guide
  • Apprentice 18 hour teaching form
  • Evaluation booklet

Price 294.95$


About Level 4

By following the rules of the ESSENTRICS program, the muscles are developed to become strong, long, lean and slender. The act of moving muscles in the elongated position strengthens them as they are being lengthened, which permanently renders them more flexible and strong. This indirectly leads to pain relief, as the joints are no longer jammed tightly together. This powerful method of strengthening is done equipment-free using the body’s own weight as the force of resistance. Passive stretching may feel good and seem effective while it is taking place, but it does not have a lasting effect on the muscles. Flexibility can only be permanently increased when it is combined simultaneously with strengthening.

In the Level 4 Learning Guide there are sections about using music for strengthening exercises, as well as how to choose music for a complete routine. You will also learn how to create and structure your own Essentrics workout. 

The manual offers a minimum of 50 ESSENTRICS toning exercises. The accompanying instructional DVD offers an in-depth breakdown of how to do each exercise, including tips on making corrections for common mistakes made by clients and offering modifications for special circumstances (injuries, disability, etc.) 


You will be required to learn the illustrated anatomy from the Level 4 Manual. This may require you to take an Anatomy & Physiology course in order to gain a thorough understanding of the key anatomy involved in the Essentrics exercises. Identify which bones the muscles attach to (not the specific origins) and indicate how many joints the muscles pass through. Teachers will also be expected to apply a deeper understanding of the physiology behind the exercises and techniques and be able to analyze what is happening to each muscle at a cellular level. This knowledge will give the teacher the proper tools required to address client issues with the proper vocabulary and expertise.

Expected time to complete Level 4: Approximately 16 weeks

Examination of Level 4: Skype Session $100 / Live Exam $120

  • Practical Exam: Instructors must submit a DVD or recorded video of themselves teaching various exercise modifications with correct and incorrect positioning
  • Practical Teaching Hours: Instructors must submit proof of teaching 18 practical hours of any of the PCWs
  • Written Evaluation: Submit the completed multiple choice exam booklet which is found at the end of your manual.
  • Live Exam: Once the written and practical examinations are complete and graded, if the Instructor has passed (obtains a grade of 80% higher) they will be contacted to schedule a Live Exam. Live exams can be done through Skype or in person (if applicable).  The live exam is a way to test the instructors’ ability to apply a deeper analysis of the theoretical knowledge from the course material and their own independent studies. This will be an opportunity to identify any difficulties and allow the instructor to focus on areas that need more attention in order to enhance their skills. It may be required to schedule a follow up meeting to facilitate any areas of the material.

Credits earned and listed on our website

When you pass each level you will be listed on our web-site in the following way:

  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 1
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 2
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 3
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 4

We will list your name, city, club and class times. This is a proven way to quickly build clientele as we have an international fan base that are always looking for classes in their areas. You will be issued an official certificate as well as being listed on our web site

Workshops credit:

If you attend a live ESSENTRICS workshop you will be credited with an honors degree beside the level of workshop which you have attended;

  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 1 with honor
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 2 with honor
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 3 with honor
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 4 with honor

Maintaining your certification

ESSENTRICS certification must be maintained on an annual basis. In order to do so we have given you the following three options:

  • Purchase a minimum of 2 pre-choreographed workout a year
  • Submit a DVD teaching a one hour workout
  • Attend a live workshop

If you do not maintain your certification your name will be removed from our web site as an ESSENTRICS instructor.

Level 4