“I do Essentrics because I know how important it is to keep my body limbered and flexible. Essentrics has improved my stamina along with flexibility. They are such genuinely nice and compassionate people. When they lead a class, they are articulate and easy to follow.”
— Janet C., Avon
“I just finished a life changing class of Essentrics exercise. I’m blessed to have friends like Deb Trovato! Deb, You are an amazing teacher!”
— Vicki N., Avon
“I do Essentrics to get a full body workout which supplements my daily use of an exercise bike. Essentrics has improved my flexibility which is important since I work at a desk all day. I like working with Gene because he is aware of my limitations and adapts Essentrics to accommodate them. I do not feel that I have to be an athlete to participate in Essentrics.”
— Steven H., Simsbury
“I would be a painful, stiff, pretzel, without essentrics…Gene and Debbie are great but gentle motivators.”
— Sharon L.,Avon
“I do Essentrics because it is good for my body, mind and soul. Essentrics is a fun and enjoyable way to stretch and tone without putting undo stress on joints and muscles. Following the routines is also good exercise for my brain. According to my Polar Heart Rate Monitor, for the Essentrics class, my heart rate range was the same as when I do my StairMaster workout. Debbie and Gene are committed to helping participants reach their individual health goals.”
— Linda F., Simsbury
“I like Essentrics classes because they provide a total body workout in one hour with movements that take their cue from ballet and tai-chi to stretch, strengthen and lubricate muscles and joints while improving balance. It has delivered on the promise of developing long, lean muscles, as well as improved balance, posture and hip strength in a low-impact workout. Positive initial results motivated me to also modify my diet and lose weight. I’m down 4 dress sizes over 2 years. I’m more fit, strong and thin at 65 than when I was 40. I like that Debbie and Gene’s classes are geared to the fitness levels of 55+ students who want to attain a better level of fitness and shed a few pounds, but haven’t worked out regularly in a while. Deb and Gene carefully show seniors the proper techniques and alignment of movement that will prevent injury while improving strength, balance and mobility. They also take extra care working with seniors who have recently completed surgeries and physical therapy to make sure they take it easy and re-build their overall muscle strength and balance slowly via Essentrics. The classes provide significant social engagement among students. I like that Deb and Gene change their playlist so that the music never gets boring.”
— Deb A, Simsbury
“I do Essentrics in the hope that I can stop the progression of weakening strength that I’ve noticed over the last few years. It has improved my flexibility even though there is a long way to go, yet. It has improved my leg strength. My legs don’t tremble when I go downstairs. It completely manages my Sciatica. Each class is a challenging workout, and I have a great feeling of accomplishment after each. I can sit on the floor with a straight back now. It’s exhilarating and reassuring that I can do Essentrics.
Working with Debbie and Gene is the best part. They have created a completely accepting environment where we can try our hardest, feel proud even when we lose our balance and end up laughing and feeling supported every day.”
— Jan C., Farmington
“Essentrics with Gene has been helpful with my Parkinson’s Disease. It continues to help my flexibility and balance.”
— Ric K., West Simsbury
“I have been doing ESSENTRICS now for about 8 weeks or so 2 to 3 times a week. Having recently retired after sitting at a desk with little exercise in my life I realized I needed to do something. I have found:
*Essentrics provides me with a balanced workout that is challenging but manageable.
*From the stretching and toning I have literally had aches and pains greatly reduced. As they say I have more pep to my step. I look forward now to the workout.
*Gene and Debbie are professional and knowledgeable paying attention to the group with individual attention as needed. I have gotten to know them and they are fine people providing a very valuable service.”
— Steve C., West Simsbury