Essentrics Workout:


  1. A dynamic workout based on the theories of Miranda Esmonde-White that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, long muscles.

  2. A full-body technique that works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process.

  3. A completely original workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.

There are three basic types of muscles contractions and Essentrics is loosely based on the concept of eccentric muscle contractions.

Medical Definition: Eccentric training is defined as active contraction of a muscle occurring simultaneously with lengthening of the muscle.


For Body Shaping

  • Defines the waist
  • Creates toned, lean and strong arms
  • Slenderizes thighs and quads
  • Creates flat, defined abs
  • Improves posture 
  • Lifts the butt
  • Targets and firms every muscle in the body

For Health & Performance

  • Increases full body flexibility
  • Helps relieve pain
  • Unlocks tight muscles and joints
  • Strengthens the spine and core
  • Helps to treat and prevent back pain
  • Age-defying workout: creates a youthful feeling body
  • Improves agility and speed for sports
  • Supports injury prevention
  • Helps speed-up recovery time through increased blood flow

Who Essentrics Is For...

 Women and Men of all ages who:

  • Enjoy a dynamic workout with motivating music
  • Are looking to tone their body without weights
  • Want to increase flexibility and overall mobility
  • Are worried about bulking up their muscles, but want definition
  • Have tight hips, back and shoulders and need increased range of motion
  • Are recovering from injury but still want to keep their body active
  • Have had past injuries and seek a safe workout
  • Seeking a workout that will help relieve pain
  • Are runners, cyclists, or spinners
  • Are training for a marathon, triathlon, etc.


Essentrics is on a mission to re-establish the true meaning of fitness and to help people experience what it feels like to be healthy and happy in their bodies. 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 mission of the Essentrics Workout is to create a balanced body whereby 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.

How does it work?

Essentrics strengthens and stretches every muscle in the body eccentrically, rebalancing the muscular structure in continuous rotational movements. It incorporates various techniques including PNF and isotonic movement while systematically working every joint in the body. The basis of the workout is a dynamic combination of strength and flexibility exercises, designed to pull apart the joints by elongating the muscles and challenging them in the lengthened position. This full-body technique works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process. While the technique is original in itself, it has been influenced by several disciplines. Essentrics draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.


Essentrics offers a large collection of DVDs to suit all needs, and has numerous instructors around the world teaching the technique. If you wish to purchase a DVD, find a class near you or become an instructor, please follow the links below:


For athletes, Essentrics is everything stretching promised but couldn’t deliver. The purpose of this program is to stretch, strengthen and rebalance the full muscular structure leaving you more flexible and agile. Essentrics prepares the muscles and tendons to both withstand the maximum demands of your sport and to rebound injury-free from unexpected twists, turns and stresses.

Hundreds of athletes including NHL players, Olympic medalists and professional athletes from various sports have adopted the workout and experienced better sports performance, fewer injuries and faster recovery.


Miranda Esmonde-White

Miranda Esmonde-White is 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 rated the #1 fitness show on the network. She has filmed over 300 episodes of Classical Stretch, most of them distributed worldwide on DVD and available on streaming—helping people of all ages and fitness levels rebalance their bodies and keep their joints healthy and pain-free. 

Esmonde-White’s New York Times bestselling book and award-winning pledge documentary, Aging Backwards, are revolutionizing the way we understand the role that fitness plays in slowing down the aging process while keeping our bodies young, attractive, strong and healthy.

In her latest book and pledge documentary, Forever Painless, Miranda teaches us a new way to look at our body and provides simple exercises that real people have used to end chronic pain with movement.

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

Sahra Esmonde-White is co-owner and CEO of Essentrics and host of the 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. 

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