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

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

Full Body Stretch // Recovery Day Workout

Full Body Stretch // Recovery Day Workout is a nice yoga inspired stretch routine from Heather Robertson. There is a lot of dynamic stretching and you also hold some of the stretches. You can use this as a recovery day workout, or you can use it like I did this morning--to finish one of Heather's … Continue reading Full Body Stretch // Recovery Day Workout

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

Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

Fusion Flow: Mat is one of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. This one was mostly a feel good workout that worked me well but wasn't challenging like some of her others. Until you get to #10 (below), that is--that exercise started to burn me out after all that came before it (plus, I had … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Dynamic Flow: Lengthen is another of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. However, this one felt much more strength than stretch focused to me. I was working hard. This workout has a lot of down dog based exercises in it. It definitely challenged me. I followed it up with Fusion Flow: Mat, which was a … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

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)

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Warm & Stretch: Mat is the last workout in Linda Wooldridge's Warm & Stretch Series. The other three are Upper, Ball and Standing. All of them are available for free on YouTube or you can get the entire series on DVD from Amazon or Linda's website. You can also purchase the downloads from Linda. I … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Upper

Warm & Stretch: Upper is another nice dynamic flexibility workout from Linda Wooldridge. Just like the other two Warm & Stretch workouts (Standing and Ball), Linda starts with some very active dynamic flexibility movements to get you warmed up. Since this is entirely upper body focused the entire workout is done on a mat. This … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Upper