Time and time again, there comes along a routine that is so good, I have to talk about it. I promise that I will only do this, in instances where I feel that the hype behind the routine is actually legitimate. Essentrics is an exercise program that can be done by most ages, although it is most often aimed at helping senior citizens. I am nowhere near as old, as to qualify for being a senior citizen. Not everyone likes getting fit, through the use of weightlifting. You can place strain on your body and not all see gains, instead looking into what can go wrong. You won’t be busting out the tanktops and start pumping an insane amount of weight. Also, you don’t need to think about trying to pedal your way into a sweat, this program is different. What Essentrics wants to do is provide the person visiting the class a rare opportunity, to reverse how old they feel.
I’m a big believer that age is only in how you feel. I have known men that were well into their 60’s, who could out pace me any day of the week. On the other hand, I’ve seen far too many twenty-somethings who are so out of shape and in poor health that it looks like they could drop any day. What Essentrics will do is help to turn back the process of aging, no this isn’t some kind of makeup, rather exercises that will give you the mobility that you used to have. If you have had any nagging pains, these programs are great because more mobility means that you will feel younger. My stepparent had been in a really bad motorcycle accident years ago, that he somehow was able to walk away from. After being setup in a hospital room for months, once he was out, he really could have used a program like Essentrics.
The go as you choose pace, combined with a routine that is made for function, not looks, you don’t have anything to lose to try this a class, or more if you end up enjoying it. If there are no signups available in your area, you can find a vast collection of workout DVD’s to add to your library. I have ordered a few to try out, once the weather cools down, and they look awesome. The instructors offer a nice blend of humor, with the seriousness that is needed to get you standing up and walking in place. Don’t take it from me, there are a ton of people that have been talking about how these classes have really helped to rebuild them, from the ground up.
Not just some boot camp like experience with someone commanding you to move, you are really offered a total package, knowing that you are going to be strengthening those important mental muscles, not just the physical ones. Another reason that I get the heaps of praise from the senior citizen community, they require work to be done to sharpen their thinking skills. As the older citizens move out of the workforce, lose much of the daily mental sharpness that would be needed of them, for past work positions. If you want to try something new this weekend, see if there are any Essentrics lessons being given where you are located. You won’t transform the way you look but you could live with much more mobility.