Natural Movements


Airplane Sequence! The arms are the wings of an airplane, when one drops down the other raises upward. This Essentrics Signature Sequence uses fluid rotation of the spine to liberate and strengthen the core muscles of the body. The arms are used as levers to rebalance the full musculature of the spine relieving back pain, improving posture, toning the waist, and increasing speed and power in movement.

All Essentrics workouts are designed to rebalance the full body with equal amounts of strength and flexibility. The exercises follow the natural chains of the muscles in continuous circular and rotational movements. The Essentrics full-body approach helps broaden the range of motion within each and every joint.

Rotating a joint in the middle of a stretch activates surrounding muscles that tend to get ignored in standard static stretching. This activation balances the joint, relieves pain and prevents injury. The whole body working together in harmony helps us move freely uninhibited by pain and stiffness, with energy and vigor for life.


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Fascinating Feet

Stop and take a good look at your feet. They are quite fascinating. Each foot is composed of twenty-six small bones that are connected by thirty-three joints  and controlled by nineteen muscles. Over one hundred ligaments hold everything together to form a biomechanical wonder of movement. All these many muscles, tendons, and ligaments work together to execute delicate shifts which enable you to have the balance and maneuverability necessary to walk, run, jump, dance and play.

The barefoot full-body strength training done in Essentrics is the most functional exercising you can do for your body. Your body is an interconnected chain, so movement at one of your joints affects all the other joints. Unlocking and strengthening the foot begins a positive chain reaction that leads to higher energy levels and increased mobility throughout the body.

The foot exercises in Essentrics help each individual joint in the foot move effortlessly and with strength and power. These benefits ripple throughout your entire musculoskeletal system allowing ease of movement, increased energy, reduced risk of injury, and pain relief all the way up the body to your knees, hips, back and neck, and even to your hands and fingers.

When it comes to maintaining a healthy, pain-free body all the muscle chains—large and small—are equally important. The exercises in Essentrics are scientifically sequenced together to stretch and strengthen all the muscles from the head to the feet. Equally strong and flexible, your muscles are able to work in harmony together and you are able to enjoy life to the fullest.

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Enjoy life to the fullest!

Essentrics workouts are designed to equally strengthen and stretch every muscle in every session. Balancing the entire muscular structure simultaneously gives you a miraculous feeling of freedom and has a huge impact on the quality of your life. Every Essentrics workout includes equal amounts of strengthening and flexibility to help you stay pain-free, fully mobile, energetic and youthful.



The Essentrics approach to full-body balance helps us to be the best we can be. Throughout the movements, we try to mirror the constant body movements that we use in real life, whether we are reaching for things on a high shelf, bending to pick up a child, hiking to a waterfall, training for a half-marathon, or simply twisting to wave to a friend. Regardless of your age or fitness level, Essentrics helps you to do your everyday activities with comfort and ease.

The exercises in Essentrics are designed to work in accord with the continuous circular and rotational movements of the body. Following the connectivity of the muscles is natural and in sync with the body’s instinctive flow. The organic nature of these movements leaves you with a sense of well-being because every muscle is equally stretched and strengthened in a variety of directions in every workout. Equally strong and flexible, your muscles are able to work in harmony and you are able to enjoy life to the fullest.

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Chair Fun!

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The chair, a tool or a toy? It is useful, and fun. A solid chair is a very effective tool for stretching and strengthening, and is also essential for truly enjoying the full Essentrics experience. It offers a unique form of lever stretch with two points of stabilization, the floor and the chair. The chair (and floor) acts as a stabilizer giving the arms and legs support and something to push against. It helps you release tension and locked muscles with a few simple feel good movements.

The Essentrics leg on the chair exercises are popular with people who suffer from back pain as well as athletes and everyone in-between. They are designed to rebalance the entire hip region. The depth of the stretch is adjusted by the movement and angle of the hips, the arm positions, and the techniques used. The arms are used as levers to stretch, strengthen, and rebalance the muscles. Leg on the chair exercises safely and rapidly tone and slenderize the muscles, improve flexibility, and increase a general feeling of well-being.

Essentrics spine exercises using a chair are excellent for the full torso, opening the chest, improving posture, preventing spinal arthritis, and relieving back and shoulder pain,. They offer a different range of motion than the free standing and floor work spine exercises. The weight of the body is supported by the chair allowing the muscles to relax into a deeper stretch, helping you to release long standing stiffness, rebalance muscle groups, and decompress your spine. Essentrics Chair Sequences can help you look good and feel great! Try it for yourself! Contact Essentrics With Karen today!

See video demonstrations at under the Videos tab.

Aging Backwards

Aging backwards? What!? Yes, it is possible to reverse aging. ESSENTRICS Aging Backwards offers an exciting and comprehensive plan for actively slowing down or even reversing the aging process through gentle exercise that develops strong, flexible muscles. This program can help restore energy, strength, and mobility to the most sedentary, and also relieve tension, improve range of motion, and prevent injuries for individuals who are active and fully mobile.

Barre Windmill

Your body was designed to stay strong, mobile, and pain-free for the full duration of your life. The best approach is to do a variety of movements to engage all of your muscles every time you exercise. The ESSENTRICS method helps you maximize your exercise time by helping you  release tight muscles, rebalance joints and restore freedom of movement simultaneously. If we exercise our entire body with an equal emphasis on strength and flexibility we can enjoy vitality that lasts a lifetime.

ESSENTRICS not only reconnects you with your body’s innate strength and grace on a daily basis but also reconnects you with the joyful pleasure of movement in every aspect of your life, smoothing and firming your skin, putting pep in your step, and bringing a sparkle back into your eyes.  Each workout is scientifically designed to release and rebalance the entire body while developing lean, strong and flexible muscles. Get results you can see and feel! Start aging backwards with ESSENTRICS!

Better Posture Better You!

Posture Dots

Good posture is essential for optimal health. Better posture is a better you. Simply put good posture is a balanced body. It is a balance of strength and flexibility. We need to have this balance whether we are sitting, standing or moving throughout our daily lives.

 Your posture affects your entire being, including the cardiovascular, neurological, digestive and musculoskeletal systems. The torso has hundreds of muscles that run in every direction. These muscles are designed to work in harmony together. Therefore to achieve and maintain good posture, we have to do exercises that keep these muscles strong and flexible.

 ESSENTRICS improves posture. The first benefit from ESSENTRICS every one of my students notices is improved posture. The full body movements of ESSENTRICS simultaneously stretch and strengthen all the muscles of the torso. When the torso muscles are equally strong and flexible, maintaining good posture is natural and easy. Get results you can see and feel! Improve your posture with ESSENTRICS!

Strength for life!


Your strength directly affects the quality of your life. Strong muscles are essential in remaining healthy, giving us energy and vitality, and enjoying every day activities. It is strength that gives us stamina and power to accomplish all the things we want to do. Essentrics is the ultimate dynamic strength-training program scientifically sequenced to rebalance every muscle in the body.

All movement requires some degree of strength. In Essentrics, you are always in motion strengthening the muscles with the resistance generated by your own body. When your body is in constant motion the muscles never have a chance to seize up and compress. Essentrics is specifically designed to maximize the benefits of continually strengthening while stretching, thereby lengthening the muscles, decompressing the joints and eliminating pain.

Essentrics full-body movements mimic daily life, strengthen your muscles, decompresses your joints, protect your body against disease, and give you tremendous energy. Whether you are a 40-year-old working parent needing a quick workout, a 50-year-old executive who needs to de-stress, or a 65-year-old who is looking for new ways to stay fit, Essentrics will help you look and feel stronger, healthier, and happier.