Christina Zuniga, Essentrics Instructor, LLC

Christina Zuniga, Essentrics Instructor, LLC

2 years in business

About this pro

I teach a dynamic stretch class called Essentrics. It's the same method taught on the long running PBS series, Classical Stretch and the subject of creator Miranda Esmonde-White's two books, Aging Backwards and Forever Painless. Essentrics works all 650+ muscles and improves strength, flexibility, balance and posture. Each one hour class includes standing and floor work and leaves participants feeling limber, refreshed and energized.

I've wanted to be a fitness instructor for a long time and I was thrilled to learn about Essentrics. Movement, not rest, is often the most effective treatment for pain and stiffness. A body in motion has the power to loosen tight muscles, keep joints functioning, boost energy and metabolism and ward off depression. Teaching Essentrics may not be a big job in the grand scheme of things but to me, keeping my students able to move and continue to do what's important to them for decades to come is very important indeed.

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Arlington, VA 22205
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I share the objectives and benefits of the Essentrics method with new students. I ask them to educate me about any physical limitations or challenges they may have and what, if any, exercise programs or practices they have done in the past. I present modifications to many exercises in order to suit a variety of fitness levels.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified Essentrics Instructor. Certification required the mastery of comprehensive written materiel on Essentrics, stretching and anatomy and is an ongoing process. I was also required to teach 30 apprentice classes and to videotape myself teaching a one hour class and have it evaluated for execution, instruction, knowledge of content, safety and musicality.

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Pricing for my classes varies by location.

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