We hope you and your students participated in the Essentrics Health Challenge last month! Sharing the challenge is a great way to bond with your class. You can talk about each workout, get feedback, and it’s a nice way to introduce episodes you or they may not have tried. If you didn’t participate, you can start today! All of the workouts are listed day-by-day on the Essentrics TV platform.
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In January, Master Trainers Meg Feeney & Jenny Bertrand posted very helpful tutorial videos.
Meg posted a review of the Shoulder Blast Sequence from PCW1. She also guided us through Neutral C, Neutral Elongation, PNF and the Lever Stretch. Although primarily for Apprentice and Level 1 instructors, it’s great for all of us to review. Watch here.
Jenny provided great cues for Caribbean Spine & Windmills. She demonstrated the positional alignment for both exercises and suggested making both exercises easier to follow by slowing the movements down and making them smaller. Jenny also spoke about preparing for Level 3 & 4. Watch here.
Level 3 Instructor Nancy Shimmy posted her favorite resources for studying Level 3 & 4: The Essential Anatomy 3 App by 3D4Medical.com,LLC, The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Elson, and the Trail Guide to the Body: Skeletal System, Joints and Ligaments, Movements of the Body/Edition 5 by Andrew Biel. These are great additions for any instructor who wants to learn more about the body and movement.
Melody Parenteau asked for trademark song suggestions and several instructors replied. Thank you Severina Gates, Sephra Albert, Lynn Loiselle, Bethanne Shufflebeane, Ellyn Hope and Stephanie Taltavull!
Can I use barre exercises from other PCWs as a substitute for the floor work in PCW 9?
Yes you can! Most of us have students that can’t do floor exercises or just won’t. You can modify PCW 9 by adding the big four stretches from the barre section of PCW 10 or PCW 11. Isn’t that great news?
Here are the latest Essentrics® workouts available exclusively on Essentrics TV.
Miranda’s Full Body Stretch Workout is 23 minutes. Featuring barre and standing this workout is done at a slow pace and is suitable for all fitness levels.
Alexa’s Toning & Sculpting Workout is 30 minutes. Suitable for the intermediate level, it is an all standing, medium paced workout.
Do the full 50-minute workout with Meg Feeney; choose from one of our suggested combinations of standing, floor or barre exercises for when you want that extra toning fix or need a quick, efficient stretch!
Level 4 instructor Cassandra McCoy shared, “Well I have a couple who regularly come to my Essentrics class and today I received a message from the wife. She wrote me saying that she had walked into the room they were painting and her husband told her, ‘Look! I’m doing Essentrics on this wall!’ She even sent me a video and my instructor heart was proud, as his form was on point!”