Meet our expert!
Montrealer Sahra Esmonde-White and her mother (a former ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada) are the creators of the Essentrics Technique. It fuses the principles of physiotherapy, tai chi and ballet into one stretching and strengthening program, now a go-to workout for models and actors like Lily Cole and Sarah Gadon.
Sahra's top fit tips:
1. Stand tall: "Good posture improves confidence and pulls your waist in like a corset."
2. Challenge every muscle: "Total-body moves mean you see a big difference faster."
3. Do combo workouts: "A combo of stretch and strength training burns more calories, even when at rest."
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