Classical Stretch Season 12: Aging Backwards

After checking out Classical Stretch Season 8 from the library and thoroughly enjoying it, I looked into actually buying a season to own. They are expensive. On the Essentrics website Season 12 is $65 (currently on sale for $52). It's currently $56 on Amazon. Of course, you are getting 30 workouts. But still. It was … Continue reading Classical Stretch Season 12: Aging Backwards

Essentrics: Class of 2012

Class of 2012 is another Classical Stretch/Essentrics workout that is led by Sahra Esmond-White. Sahra says this workout is a favorite in the classes she teaches so she decided to bring it to DVD for everyone to enjoy. And I am glad she did! It was an excellent mobility, flexibility and bodyweight strength workout. Her … Continue reading Essentrics: Class of 2012

Essentrics: Full Body Toning

Full Body Toning is another Eccentrics workout lead by Sahra Esmonde-White, daughter of Miranda Esmond-White¬†(the creator of Classical Stretch/Essentrics). The website and description on the back of the DVD case say that this is one of the most popular Essentrics routines. It is often the first workout taught in a live class by newly certified … Continue reading Essentrics: Full Body Toning

Essentrics: Barre Workout

Essentrics: Barre Workout is led by Sahra Esmonde-White. I've been looking forward to doing a workout by Sahra. Her mother, Miranda Esmonde-White is the creator of Classical Stretch/Essentrics. I was charmed by Sahra. She did not remind me of her mother at all at first, but then, sometimes her mannerisms or the manner in which … Continue reading Essentrics: Barre Workout

Classical Stretch: Back Pain Relief and Prevention

I bought Back Pain Relief and Prevention over a year ago--just in case, hoping I would never need this workout but knowing I would eventually. Unfortunately, I woke up yesterday morning with a cranky back. I have a long history of chronic back pain. In my late 20s it would cripple me with pain. It … Continue reading Classical Stretch: Back Pain Relief and Prevention

Essentrics Stretch Series Vol. 1

Essentrics Stretch Series Vol 1 contains three 30 minute workouts. Just like all Classical Stretch/Essentrics workouts you are moving constantly. They are dynamic flexibility/mobility workouts. The moves change in some fashion any time you repeat it and there are many components to each move. Because of this, it is much to difficult to break these … Continue reading Essentrics Stretch Series Vol. 1

Classical Stretch: 55 Minute Core Workout

Classical Stretch's 55 Minute Core workout is actually a full body workout. Miranda shares in her intro that it is one of her student's favorite workouts. She also says that it is a posture workout and in her 2:45 minute intro she describes proper form for some of the moves. The workout is set on … Continue reading Classical Stretch: 55 Minute Core Workout

Classical Stretch Season 8: Age Defying Series

Season 8 was my first introduction to Classical Stretch. I checked it out from the library 6 months ago and used it while rehabilitating from a major surgery. It worked very nicely for that purpose but once my surgeon loosened up my restrictions a bit, it fell to the wayside as I dove into Barlates' … Continue reading Classical Stretch Season 8: Age Defying Series

Classical Stretch: Aging Backwards (or Age Reversing Workouts)

This is my first Classical Stretch review but Classical Stretch isn't new to me. I read about it a lot on fitness forums but was never really that interested in checking it out. Then I had a major surgery where I was very limited in what I could do. All I could really do was … Continue reading Classical Stretch: Aging Backwards (or Age Reversing Workouts)