Want to learn more about our new ESSENTRICS classes on Thursdays at 6:15pm-7:15pm?
Read below and check out the link so see some videos on what will be happening in most classes.
The Esmonde Technique is a fitness method that combines essentric stretching and strengthening, pnf, physiotherapy techniques, ballet, tai chi and many more forms of fitness to help individuals achieve the goal of a toned flexible and balanced body. Created by Miranda Esmonde-White over 20 years ago, her technique has helped Olympic and professional athletes excel and the general population achieve their fitness goals. Miranda began her career as a professional ballet dancer and later went on to train many top athletes and coaches in her unique stretch program called Classical Stretch. Classical Stretch was the first program developed under the Esmonde Technique and consists of a balanced fitness program that has helped people achieve overall body flexibility, healing, health and anti-aging, with a side-bonus of creating long lean muscles.
Here is another great testimonial for all of you out there that are scared or a little nervous to venture into dance classes. No matter what level of dancing you have, even if you have no experience, our dance class is about coming together and working hard to accomplish a common goal. Come out have fun, do your best and enjoy something new and exciting. Here’s what one of our recent dance class attendants had to say…
“I took Erica’s dance class and am so happy I did! Erica is truly dedicated to her student’s success. Rhythm has never been my strong area, so I thought I would try her dance class to see if there was any hope for me. While I found the first two classes challenging, by the 3rd class I really started to prove that there was a dancer hidden inside this body after all!”
If you would like to send in a testimonial, please do! to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here a testimonial Erica received the other day… Thought it would be nice to share the positive energy and show you how others are benefiting from Erica’s personal training efforts.
“Its such a great experience working with a trainer who is as invested in helping me obtain my physical goals as I am . Erica’s commitment to helping me accomplish my goals has been profound and highly effective. I love the results and feel great! Thank you Erica for your dedication to my overall wellness. You are so appreciated! :)”
Have you tried energy work? You’d be surprised what this can do for your mind, body and soul…
Reiki is the application of life force Energy to the chakras or main energy centers of the body. This initiates a cleansing within a persons energy system which can be experienced as a release of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy blockages. This release is felt as a healing and allows one to connect with their true self thus enjoy a state of balance, happiness, and relaxation.
Come visit the studio for a energy treatment from Reiki Master and Teacher Erica Otto – Balance and align your soul.
A strong core is essential to well rounded fitness and decreased overall pain cause my muscle imbalances. Focusing on all the core components; shoulder stability, trunk stability, hip stability; including glute control and strength, balance and muscle control through movement.
To keep the class fresh and interesting we use a variety of techniques and equipment such as stability balls, BOSU balls, foam rollers, balance boards, etc. Including all components of fitness from cardiovascular endurance to more traditional strength training exercises to flexibility and range of motion work tone your entire body while building functional strength. This class is appropriate for for all levels of fitness.
We do not often appreciate our good health until it is gone, especially when we could have taken preventative measures to ensure we enjoy ongoing health. A large component of health and wellness is stress management which is especially important for individuals with chronic diseases. Relaxation the remedy to stress can take many forms; from physical approaches, to emotional, mental, and spiritual. The key is to find a balance of modalities and techniques which address all these components, though not necessarily all at once. Over the next few days we will highlight some methods that can be a jumping off point to a regular relaxation practice.
Quotes from The Four Agreements By: Don Miguel Ruzi
“When you believe something, you assume you are right, and you may even destroy relationships inorder to defend your position. Let go of the need to defend your position.”
When your always trying to be right, and need to prove it… You risk the chance of pushing some pretty important people away. Take a step back, release the need and realize that you don’t always have to be right and you don’t always have to prove it. Your feel better about yourself and less stressed to always be heard. Hear your self, and prove to yourself that you can remain respectful to others while processing your own needs of why you need to be right…
Quote from The Four Agreements By: Don Miguel Ruzi
“All the magic you possess is based on your word, and you cast spells all the time with you opinions. You can either put a spell on someone with your word, or you can release someone from a spell.”
Next time your having a conversation with someone, be aware of what magic your words are working… Be aware of where your words are coming from as they will either put a spell or release a someone from a spell…. Remember to choose your words wisely, have them always come from a place of love, light and respect.
Just writing a little entry to say to all of our members that I am very excited to meet all of you and be a part of the team!
To get us started I am going to share a health tip of the day:
Did you know we are made of 70% water and hte daily recommened water intake is 8 glasses of water every day. Are you getting enough?
Also did you now that thoughts influence how water molecules interact with each other… positive thoughts lead to beautiful formations. Masaru Emoto takes picture of this phenomena. Check it out here. For more information on Masaru Emoto’s work click here.
In a recent study at the University of Derby, depressed patients given salsa dancing lessons improved their moods significantly by the end of the nine week hip swiveling therapy. Researchers site the endorphin boots of exercise, plus the social interaction and concentration that dancing requires, and the increase self-confidence from learning a new skill as components to dancing’s benefits.
The physically expressive nature of dance also helps people release and thereby recognize pent-up feelings, the first step in dealing with them. Excerpt from Psychology Today August 2010 pg. 42
Regardless of your reason to dance our Saturday class is not only fun and a great way to learn some new moves, but a great cardio workout.
This is a progressive class as each builds on another in choreography. Registration is required.