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. 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.
With thousands of testimonials from the programs’ devotees of all ages and fitness levels, professional athletes, Olympians, doctors and physiotherapists—we are confident that Essentrics will target what you need, unlock what is tight, strengthen what is weak and tone what needs shaping.
Over twenty years ago, former professional ballet dancer Miranda Esmonde-White created the Essentrics® technique—a dynamic stretch workout for all fitness levels designed to engage all 650 muscles and 360 joints. It became a go-to program for athletes to enhance their performance, and later developed into the highly acclaimed 20-year running fitness television show, Classical Stretch®, for the PBS network.
Fueled by a passion to educate viewers about the science of aging and movement, Miranda ventured into scientific and lifestyle books: New York Times bestseller, Aging Backwards, the Nautilus award-winner, Forever Painless and most recently, Aging Backwards: Fast Track—which yielded award-winning documentaries of the same name.
Miranda Esmonde-White is a New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s greatest advocates and educators of healthy aging. Following her career as a professional ballerina, Miranda developed her own fitness technique, Essentrics® in 1997, and became the flexibility trainer to numerous professional and Olympic athletes, celebrities and other notable clients. Her fitness TV show Classical Stretch has been airing on PBS and Public Television since 1999, and is a top-rated fitness show on the network. She has filmed over 300 episodes of Classical Stretch, most of them distributed worldwide on DVD and available on the Essentrics TV streaming platform—helping people of all ages and fitness levels rebalance their bodies and keep their joints healthy and pain-free.
Esmonde-White’s award-winning PBS documentaries, Aging Backwards, Aging Backwards 2: Connective Tissue Revealed, Aging Backwards 3: Fast Track, and Forever Painless are revolutionizing the way we understand the role that our cells, muscles, bones, connective tissue, and joints play in slowing down the aging process. Her latest book, Aging Backwards: Fast Track (Harper Collins/Random House) has quickly become the new universal age reversing guide with 6 scientifically formulated methods to slow down the clock.
Based in Montreal, Miranda spends her time developing the technique, writing and training new instructors. She also travels extensively giving lectures, leading teacher training sessions and hosting retreats.
Sahra Esmonde-White is co-founder and CEO of Essentrics® and host of the original Essentrics DVD Series. As Executive Producer, she has seen over 320 fitness television shows and award-winning documentaries to fruition.
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 Bachelor’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.
Essentrics® and Classical Stretch® are owned by The Esmonde Technique®.