Essentricity: Turning Back the Clock on Aging
By Jennifer Tiller
o pain, no gain” is a familiar phrase in the workout world. However, according to Montreal fitness expert Miranda Esmonde-White, it is not a healthy phrase to live by. Pushing our bodies until they hurt actually damages them. Esmonde-White is the woman behind Essentrics, a method of exercise that promotes a different slogan — no pain, all pleasure. It is a method that has taken Esmonde-White years to refine and it began when she realized there were people who did not like to exercise and, as a result, did not exercise at all.
Photo: Allison Flam
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