Find a healthier and younger you in the New Year. Attend a unique and gentle Employee Wellness fitness class aimed at improving participants’ health and helping them “age backwards” through movement.
The class, called Essentrics or more informally “Aging Backwards,” is a minimal-impact, full-body workout that trains muscles to be equally strong and flexible. It borrows movements and poses from Tai Chi, ballet, yoga and Pilates.
“The lunchtime sessions are a great starting point for those wishing to get into a healthy exercise routine, those recovering from injury, and anyone looking to improve flexibility, mobility and balance,” explained Employee Wellness Coordinator William Erese. The class was offered as a pilot program at the County Administration Center last year and due to the popularity, will be offered again at two locations in 2017.
“What I really liked about the Essentrics class is that it made me feel stronger,” said Suzanne Bartole, a participant in the pilot program. “I felt energized after the class and looked forward to the next workout. I can’t wait for it to return.”
Essentrics will be offered at noon on Tuesdays in the Chambers at the COC starting Jan. 31 and Wednesdays at noon in Tower 6 at the CAC starting Feb. 1. Registration is not necessary. Workout attire or comfortable work clothes are recommended. The class is open to all County employees.