Total run time: 100min. (2 discs) 4 workouts (25min. each) Components: Standing, Floor & Barre Host: Sahra Esmonde-White Level: Beginner to Intermediate Pace: Medium Language: English/French
Strength & Stretch in Motion offers a full-body flexibility workout that engages the muscle chains and liberates any tension in the process. The dynamic movements of the technique have been proven to simultaneously slenderize and tone the abs, waist, and back with simple yet powerful, strengthening exercises.
DISC 1: STRETCH in Motion (Great for all levels of fitness) Hips and Hamstrings (25min.) A classic Essentrics hip stretch. This workout begins with stretching and strengthening of the feet, the foundation of all movement, and then using a chair helps to work deep into the hips, psoas and hamstrings, to give you flexibility in your lower body, pain relief, and improved range of motion.
Shoulders, Upper Back and Hamstrings (25min.) A classic Essentrics workout for upper body flexibility and improved posture. This workout begins with standing exercises that will loosen tight shoulders and relieve tension in your upper back, and then moves on to floor work to loosen the hamstrings and lower back. The result: increased flexibility in the upper back and hamstrings, increased range of motion, decreased pain, and improved posture.
DISC 2: STRENGTH in Motion (Advanced workout. Not recommended for people with low mobility or those just beginning to exercise after a long sedentary period. We suggest you start with the Stretch in Motion disc and move on to Strength in Motion once you feel stronger. )
Core and Legs (25min.) This workout consists of standing trademark exercises that will strengthen and lengthen your abs, waist and back, combined with effective Essentrics floor exercises to tone and slenderize your thighs.
Full Body Workout (25min.) An intense flowing combination of trademark Essentrics exercises—this dynamic standing workout will lengthen and tone every muscle in your body leaving you with flatter abs, a defined waist, toned arms and shoulders, lean legs, and improved posture.
Release date: 2012 Filmed at: Montreal Science Centre