Enjoy this A to Z list of ESSENTRICS; you just might learn something you never knew.*
A is for Awareness: Awareness in ESSENTRICS is the conscious and deliberate alignment of all joints: ankles, knees, hips, and spine.
B is for Balance: ESSENTRICS improves balance for young and old; an important consideration, since your balance reflexes start to go as young as the age of 26.
C is for Cardiovascular System: The constant stretching and strengthening (pumping) dynamics of ESSENTRICS stimulates blood flow throughout the body, thus contributing to cardiovascular health.
D is for Dynamic: ESSENTRICS is the ultimate dynamic stretching program, by rebalancing your muscular structure in continuous rotational movements.
E is for Energy: ESSENTRICS increases your energy level.
F is for Feet: ESSENTRICS specifically takes off the shoes to rebuild and awaken the weakened feet muscles.
G is for Golgi Tendon Reflex: The Golgi tendon reflex relaxes the muscle, while the myotatic reflex contracts the muscle. The various techniques used in ESSENTRICS seek to harmonize muscle movement with reflex intelligence.
H is for Happy: At the end of an ESSENTRICS workout, participants often say they feel relaxed and contented - i.e., happy! - even though they have just finished a rigorous workout.
I is for Intensity: You can change the intensity of an ESSENTRICS workout, so anyone can do it.
J is for Joints: ESSENTRICS improves joint mobility by increasing the range of motion of every joint.
K is for Keep Moving: ESSENTRICS is a full-body nonstop workout; the muscles don’t have a chance to cool down because we keep them moving the entire time.
L is for Love: You will love how you feel in your body with ESSENTRICS.
M is for Muscle Chains: The movements in ESSENTRICS are designed to deliberately follow the natural chains of the muscles.
N is for Nervous System: ESSENTRICS training is smooth and slow as it makes conscious, deliberate use of the nervous system to rapidly develop enduring strong and lean muscles.
O is for Opposing Muscles: ESSENTRICS works opposing muscle groups, leaving your body rebalanced and stronger everywhere.
P is for Posture: Strength and flexibility are essential to achieving posture improvement.
Q is for Quads: ESSENTRICS will slenderize your quads and thighs.
R is for Rebalance: ESSENTRICS completely rebalances all muscles and joints.
S is for Strength: The goal of an ESSENTRICS Workout is maximum strength and flexibility for every muscle in your body.
T is for Target: ESSENTRICS will target and firm every muscle in your body.
U is for Unlock: ESSENTRICS will unlock what is tight.
V is for Victory: ESSENTRICS enhances athletic performance to improve speed and agility, which translates into victory in your chosen sport.
W is for Weak: ESSENTRICS will strengthen what is weak.
X is for eXercise: ESSENTRICS is such a feel-good workout that you don’t even realize you’ve been exercising your body.
Y is for Youthful: ESSENTRICS is an age-defying workout that creates a youthful-feeling body.
Z is for ZZZZ: Regular physical activity - like ESSENTRICS - helps you get a good night’s sleep.
*Thanks to Jeanne Wright, Certified Essentrics Instructor in Auckland, New Zealand, for her input on this post.
Amanda Sterczyk is an international author, Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM), an Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) Fitness Professional, and a Certified Essentrics® Instructor.