Oswego YMCA Offers Essentrics Class

OSWEGO – Oswego YMCA is offering an exciting opportunity for members with a new dynamic workout for improved joint mobility and lean, long muscles Mondays at 4 p.m.

Essentrics classes, a one-of-a-kind workout is offered Mondays at 4 p.m.

The class is free and open to all YMCA members.

This dynamic workout is based on the theories of Miranda Esmonde-White that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, long muscles.

The class is based on the popular Classical Stretch television series which has been the #1 fitness shows on Public Television for more than 15 years.

Classical Stretch has been helping people of all ages and fitness levels rebalance their bodies, increase mobility and keep joints healthy and pain-free.

Based on this intelligent fitness technique, Essentrics features a full-body workout with dynamic strengthening and stretching exercises: all-standing, all-floor or all-barre.

Participants will notice an immediate increase in flexibility and a release of tension in their muscles after each class, improving their posture and range of motion.

Stress is released and aches and pains are soothed through the gradual unlocking of the entire body.

The classes are led by Essentrics certified instructor Trinity Engle.

According to Engle, this full-body technique works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process.

Engle noted that this is a completely original workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.

Working with the knowledge that there are three basic types of muscles contractions, Essentrics is loosely based on the concept of eccentric muscle contractions in which there is an active contraction of a muscle occurring simultaneously with lengthening of the muscle.

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

With more than 1,500 members, one in nine people living in the Oswego community is a member of Oswego YMCA.

Daily, youth, adults and families find the support and services they need to improve their quality of life.

The Oswego YMCA serves as a community resource providing programs including a variety of Aquatics programs and Swim Lessons, Youth, Adult and Family Fitness, Active Older Adult with Silver & Fit and Silver Sneakers opportunities, School Age Childcare, Summer Camp, Parents Night Out and many parent and child enrichment programs.

The Oswego YMCA is located at 265 W. First St.

For more information, call (315) 342-6082 or visit www.oswegoymca.org.