Pre-Choreographed Workouts (PCW) introduce instructors to the formula of Essentrics, each with varying exercises, sequencing, objectives, techniques and music playlists.
Our PCWs will help you be successful while staying true to the technique. They are chosen from the most popular routines taught by Master Trainers and have been tested on all ages, fitness levels, and sexes. Each PCW has a specific theme while remaining true to the basic principle of Essentrics which is to offer a full body workout that rebalances every joint while equally strengthening and stretching all 650 muscles. Our PCWs offer different combinations of standing, floor and barre or chair work.
Each PCW comes with a video demonstrating how to teach the full routine with valuable tips on verbal cuing, transitions, speed, set-up, modifications, and class flow. The PCW Handbook includes detailed exercise breakdowns, images, techniques, objectives, descriptive imagery, target anatomy, modifications, teaching tips, downloadable music playlists and common mistakes.
Until you’ve finished learning all the exercises, techniques and theory found in Level 1-4, you are required to teach the Pre-Choreographed Workouts supplied by Head Office. Upon completing Level 1, you may choose the PCWs that best suit your desired clientele.
Examples of Pre-Choreographed Workouts (PCW):
It is important to understand that Essentrics is not a program of unrelated exercises randomly strung together. Individual exercises are meaningless unless they are sequenced in the correct combination of techniques, anatomy, and objectives; this is why individual Essentrics exercises should not be used in fusion classes. The exercises are effective at achieving specific goals because of their strategic sequencing.
Learning to teach ESSENTRICS is like learning a new language; first you learn the vocabulary, then become familiar with the sound of the language, and finally, learn how to sequence the words together. Once you understand the basics, you can finally have a conversation.
Learning a language requires a lot of mimicking and repetition before the language becomes second nature. Mimicking and repeating ESSENTRICS in pre-cho workouts is similar to the way in which we learn a new language. This is the only way for you to be able to understand the flow and logic of the program. This is why we require all instructors to teach pre-choreographed workouts until they have completed Level 4.
All Licensed Essentrics Apprentice and Instructors are obliged to teach the Pre-Choreographed Workout routines while in training from level 1 to 4. It is only once an Instructor graduates from Level 4 that they may be entitled to create their own ESSENTRICS routine.
You have to be a Level 1 Certified Essentrics Instructor (or previous CS certification) in order to purchase PCWs 2 and up. If you do not fit this criteria, you will not be shipped the PCW. We will reimburse your unshipped purchase minus any fees associated with it. No refunds on PCWs.
As they work towards their Level 4, all instructors are required to purchase a minimum of one Pre-choreographed workout annually as a part of their certification maintenance. Upon completing the 4 levels, purchasing and learning two new PCWs is one of the ways instructors can maintain their certification.
Pre-choreographed workouts are only available for instructors who have previously purchased the ESSENTRICS training material and/or are in the process of becoming or have become ESSENTRICS instructors.
You cannot record any videos, for social media or otherwise, using the music accompanying the PCWs. You cannot distribute, rerecord resell, share, modify nor record any of the music accompanying the PCWs.
Each level marks the completion of another step towards understanding the entirety of the Essentrics program. Not only does each level build upon the previous one but each also contains their own unique concepts. Based upon your level of completion, here are some of the workouts we suggest that will help keep you focused on completing your certification while providing fun and engaging classes for your students!
AFTER PASSING LEVEL 1:
Passing Level 1 is not only a huge accomplishment but also a chance for you to explore brand new workouts! In preparation for level 2: Trademark Exercises. These PCW’s have been selected to help build on the ideas from level 1 they are relatively simple to learn and will be easy to follow. In level two we begin to explore a new collection of exercises that are unique to Essentrics. These workouts will help you work through your complete range of motion and enhance your ability to better understand the spine and movement through the different planes. All of these workouts involve powerful imagery that helps us to better understand how to teach our students the correct positions. These workouts will also help to inspire you as you design your unique Trademarks sequences for your level 2 exam.
AFTER PASSING LEVEL 2
Once you have completed level two you are now working towards Level 3: Flexibility and Therapeutics. These workouts focus on detailed cueing and on modifications that are going to help you with further applying techniques that will help enhance your objectives. In this level, we also explore how to incorporate the barre or chair in a group class so each of these workouts offers fun barre variations for you to get acquainted with the Big 4 muscle group. These workouts will challenge your flexibility safely and help provide you with examples of sequences that you will need to prepare to complete your level three exam.
AFTER PASSING LEVEL 3:
Once you have completed Level 3. You are now working on Level 4: Strengthening. These workouts are not only challenging to learn but also will help you to understand the idea of how we achieve strength in motion. These workouts contain sequences that are geared towards challenging your own strength and require that you as an instructor are able to offer simple modifications for your current students. All of these workouts contain sequences that showcase how to progressively make an exercise more challenging and will make a great compliment to the level 4 exercise you will need to prepare for your Level 4 exam!