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- Mobility - Strength - Flexibility - Range of movement - 

The world needs a fitness class that speaks to

the needs of the human body as it ages.

No matter whether  you’re  age 30 or 60,  the science behind what your body requires to stay youthful doesn’t change.  To feel strong, healthy, vibrant and pain free, your workout should help you  to  build strength and mobility while being respectful to the natural limitations of your musculoskeletal system. Your own personal muscle flexibility and the capacity of your joints, tendons and ligaments to withstand impact, positions or twists are important factors to consider when taking on a fitness class or activity. If they are ignored, you can be left with pain and injury.   Essentrics  is a functional fitness  class designed to  address the needs of your full body: to build global strength and mobility while being respectful to its natural limitations.



Our workouts are meant to

carry your body through its lifespan

There are few, if any, interesting and effective workouts that speak to the needs of a 21st century human body. No matter your age, you should have healthy joints, healthy connective tissue, healthy muscles, and should be fully mobile and strong. Most workouts don’t consider the effects that the movements and exercises are having on your entire system, but instead are driven by the end result of strength and shape.


(Video by Sahra Esmonde-White, co-owner and CEO of Essentrics)



Essentrics dynamically stretches and strengthens your whole body to tone your muscles and increase flexibility. The powerful Essentrics technique of strengthening the muscles in a lengthened position quickly transforms the body into a long, lean and toned shape.

Sahra's mother, Miranda Esmonde-White is founder of the Essentrics technique, host of Classical Stretch & author of Forever Painless and NY Times bestseller Aging Backwards.

(Co-founder of the Essentrics technique, Sahra Esmond-White.)


For Body Shaping

  • Defines the waist

  • Creates toned, lean and strong arms

  • Slenderizes thighs and quads

  • Creates flat, defined abs

  • Improves posture 

  • Lifts the butt

  • Targets and firms every muscle in the body

For Health & Performance

  • Increases full body flexibility

  • Helps relieve pain

  • Unlocks tight muscles and joints

  • Strengthens the spine and core

  • Helps to treat and prevent back pain

  • Age-defying workout: creates a youthful feeling body

  • Improves agility and speed for sports

  • Supports injury prevention

  • Helps speed-up recovery time through increased blood flow


Class Hours / Class Types




A dynamic, challenging, full-body workout that combines standing, floor and barre/chair exercises in one class.  With 1/3 guaranteed on the barre, your muscles will be deeply stretched, lengthened and toned.  *No previous barre experience required to teach or participate.

Structure of an ESSENTRICS® Barre (chair) Class 45min:

  • Warm up

  • Essentrics trademark full body standing exercises

  • Essentrics barre (chair) toning exercices

  • Essentrics barre (chair) stretching exercices






10am / 7pm



This class provides a dynamic, deep, full-body stretch that will work through all your joints and release tight muscles.  Effective for injury recovery and prevention, pain relief, stress release, and promoting healing. 

Structure of an ESSENTRICS® Release, Rebalance & Restore (45 min. / 60 min):

  • Warm-up with standing and/or floor and/or barre exercises, depending on needs of students

  • Slower pace than our general Essentrics® classes.









A dynamic, full body workout that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. Through standing and floor work this class will increase  your  flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned and pain-free body.  Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels.

Structure of an ESSENTRICS® Class (45 min. / 60 min.):

  • Warm up

  • Essentrics trademark full body standing exercises

  • Essentrics floor work and/or barre (chair) work for body toning and flexibility



Next session begins January 06, 2020

To book your free trial, pls contact Nancy via: 

email: nancyshimmies@gmail.com / Tel: 506.388.8894  

Registration is per 2-month sessions. Prices are based on $10 per class, per person.

Spots are limited.
Beginners can join any class on any day offered and are required to pay for the remainder of the session.

Private Training (personal, group or corporate)
Personal training and private group sessions available in the Greater Moncton area.

Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.

Wear comfortable 'yoga' attire.  Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.   

Essentrics is done bare foot.


New Year's Day

Family Day

Victoria Day

Canada Day

NB Day

Labour Day

Thanksgiving Day

Remembrance Day

Christmas Break



Fully Certified Essentrics®️ Instructor

I am an Essentrics®️ instructor in Dieppe, NB.  I have been teaching movement since 2005.  Through my own life experiences, I have been shown time and again the importance of daily movement in our lives.


I was born with a broken spinous process of the L5 causing the L5 to slip up to 52% over the years.  As a child, doctors didn't think much of my back pain.  In my late teens, the pain got worse and I started to get tingling in my legs.  By my 20s, the pain was chronic.  X-rays and MRIs where taken and the L5 slippage was discovered.  I tried medication, physiotherapy and acupuncture to alleviate the pain.  I was put on a waiting list for a spinal fusion surgery.  


During that time, I discovered the healing benefits of gentle movement. I was able to rebalance my back muscles, get rid of the chronic pain and stop the L5 from further slippage.  I am grateful to say I never went for the operation.  Essentrics has rebalanced my body, got rid of the pain, and keeps me int the best shape of my life.


I would love to help you achieve your own goals.  It's never too late to start moving and there is not better time to start than the present. :)

Nancy (Shimmy) Gould



I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

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- March 2019 - "I have done various classes with Nancy over the past few years, and find her to be an excellent instructor. Nancy is passionate about Essentrics, and about helping people regain mobility, become pain-free, and to maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle. She draws on a background of dance and fitness, and has immersed herself in the study of Essentrics, providing classes that are fun, instructional, and geared to help people of all age levels and abilities. As an instructor, Nancy is warm, engaging and down-to-earth. She is very knowledgeable and explains each move, how to do it correctly, and the reason behind the flow of the move and how it will help. Her enthusiasm is contagious, her classes inclusive, and her outlook on life is inspiring!" 


- April 2019 - "I have been with Essentrics for a while now and I really love it. It gives me energy, tones my body, better posture and a good stress-relief.  I've done other classes with Nancy in the past, she's a very good instructor. With Essentrics, she explains well every move, why we do it and how it helps our body stay healthy and fit. Nancy is a happy person, good motivator, gives out good energy. I leave her class feeling good mentally and physically!!"

Gracia Monnier - age 76

- April 2019 - "When I started Essentrics with Nancy, I wasn't able to put any weight on my heels so I started on a yoga mat; within a month (4 sessions) I started to be able to roll across my heels & could fully bear weight after 8 sessions!  Essentrics is so relaxing. Days when my fibro (myalgia) is making me so tired; I go to a session and find myself refreshed and get a better night's rest."

Natasha - age 46