ESSENTRICS® | Dynamic Stretching & Strengthening

ESSENTRICS® is a dynamic stretching and strengthening workout that increases mobility, strength, flexibility and range of motion using eccentric lengthening and strengthening of all the body's muscles and muscle chains.

This program is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. Derived from Tai Chi, ballet and physiotherapy, Essentrics uses gentle, flowing movements to rebalance the body, increase energy, relieve pain and prevent injury.

This gentle, high impact practice allows you to see changes in your body quite rapidly. Classes are designed to leave you feeling rejuvenated, rebalanced and supported, standing a little taller, and moving more freely.

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For more information, read my blog posts to learn all about the many benefits of this exercise program:

Essentrics 101 
Essentrics 102: Hidden Benefits
Essentrics 103: Complementary Movement
Essentrics Trademarks: A Complete Rebalancing Tool

For more, please visit the Essentrics website.


ESSENTRICS WITH JACQUELINE | Get Your Stretch On

My classes are fun yet challenging and provide a safe environment to try new things with your body. I create a positive and motivational atmosphere in which you learn to move deeper in a comfortable way, leaving you feeling lighter, stronger, and more flexible, and hopefully with a smile on your face, too.

A Certified Level 2 Essentrics instructor, I’m trained in the fundamental principles of the program, as well as its signature trademark exercises, including the anatomy and physiology behind the movements. My intention is not only to help you move better but also to teach you more about how your body works and how this program is designed and executed for maximum results.

An hour spent with me is never an hour wasted. Taking time to assess your needs is important to me and I want to see you succeed. I believe any movement is good for the body and that this program is designed to help any body feel better.


I want to work with you if you feel you need to bring your physical body into balance because you either spend too much time being idle or, on the other end of the spectrum, find you're doing too much concentric strengthening, and are restricted in your muscles and joints. Through continuous, fluid movement that challenges your body's flexibility, let's work together to increase your range of motion, elevate your vitality and shape your overall health.


Testimonials

Janette M. (Vancouver, B.C.)

Janette M. (Vancouver, B.C.)

"My first session with Jacquie was great. She provided a comfortable and safe space for me to try a new practice. I had never tried Essentrics before so I was unsure of what to expect. Jacquie made sure I was feeling good throughout our 1 hr session and she was a really great teacher - showing how to properly do each move and allowing for adjustments where needed. I left our session feeling lighter and good in my body. It was definitely a challenging workout but one that my body now craves. There is truly nothing like it."

 
Alannah C. (Toronto, O.N.)

Alannah C. (Toronto, O.N.)

"Jacquie is so great! I did her class at a time when I bruised my tailbone. Working up a sweat and doing  her modified positioning helped me heal so much faster and allowed me to get the most out of her class! She is very knowledgeable, motivating and makes the class really fun! I highly recommend her!!!"

 
Jillian R. (Vancouver, B.C.)

Jillian R. (Vancouver, B.C.)

“I took an Essentrics class with Jacquie during a time when I was having quite a lot of back issues. I hadn't been doing any exercise for quite a while and was nervous that this workout would be something I wasn't able to do, or it would aggravate my back issues even more. I felt so empowered during the class as it was totally doable while still feeling like I was getting a great workout. Jacquie gave me lot's of personal cue's to help me with modifying for my particular needs. I would definitely recommend Essentrics with Jacquie for people just getting back into fitness after being away from it for awhile!“

 
Erika W. (Vancouver, B.C.)

Erika W. (Vancouver, B.C.)

"Jacqueline taught myself and my team an eccentrics class, and it was the perfect combination of being gentle on the body, while also feeling like I was challenging everyone of my muscles. The hour long class was fun and dynamic, a great workout, and something totally unique. I loved it!"