Essentrics on the South Shore


Essentrics has unlocked places in my body that have been immobilized for decades. My kayak stroke has improved, I have more energy, I have a spring in my step, my brain is functioning better; I don’t feel like I’m getting old, I feel like I’m getting young. My art has changed. I’m almost pain free now. I have literally experienced a total body transformation in one year by doing Essentrics every day, as has my partner John. Usually just 20 mins to half an hour a day.


ESSENTRICS® is for Women and Men of all ages who…

• Enjoy a dynamic workout with motivating music
• Are looking to tone their body without weights
• Want to increase flexibility and overall mobility
• Are worried about bulking up their muscles, but want definition
• Have tight hips, back and shoulders and need increased range of motion
• Are recovering from injury but still want to keep their body active
• Have had past injuries and seek a safe workout
• Seeking a workout to help relieve pain
• Are runners, cyclers, spinners or are training for an endurance event (marathon, etc.)

For Body Shaping
• Defines the waist
• Creates toned, lean and strong arms
• Slenderizes thighs and quads
• Creates flat, defined abs
• Improves posture
• Lifts the butt
• Targets and firms every muscle in the body

For Health & Performance
• Increases full body flexibility
• Helps relieve pain
• Unlocks tight muscles and joints
• Strengthens the spine and core o Helps to treat and prevent back pain
• Age-defying workout: creates a youthful feeling body
• Improves agility and speed for sports
• Supports injury prevention
• Helps speed-up recovery time through increased blood flow

☀️And what I love about live classes is the people who come. Humans coming together for group synchronized movement to music is blissful. All those good hormones and brain chemicals get activated -the endocannibanoids, the endorphins, the serotonin, and dopamines. It makes you feel good and more receptive to life and other people. You leave happy, more positive and relaxed, and more open to possibility. ❤️



☀️I am currently teaching Essentrics on Monday mornings in Chester through the Chester recreation Department. The class is now full.

❤️I will be teaching a new class at Chester Rec beginning in September. Please contact them for details and registration:, 902.275.3490

❤️Stay tuned for Summer classes at Blockhouse Yoga at the 4 way stop in Blockhouse Nova Scotia. Potentially Friday mornings at 8AM to beat the heat and get you going for your day!

Please come to class with yoga mat and water. You will want to wear clothes you can move in. Also it helps to bring a block or towel to sit on for the sitting portion and a towel for under your hips if they are sensitive for the leg work. Physio therapy bands are also useful for tight hamstrings.