Classes

We believe that the accountability and social factor of our small group classes are an awesome opportunity to supplement independent home program efforts and reach new potential ...we offer a variety of classes great for customizing your wellness journey. Join us for positive group energy, an opportunity to ask Qs and learn, and for FUN!

 

Testimonials - Virtual & In Person Classes at CoreActive

 

Essentrics® with Michelle:

 

~ "I love Essentrics and would love to do a class more than once a week - twice at least would be great!"

 

~ "Energizing, encouraging, strengthening, empowering"

 

~ "Positive effective session!"

 

~ "It was truly excellent and quite beneficial"

 

~ "Wow. I can really tell the difference in my body with my sport after I do this." 

 

Check out current research on Essentrics® benefits HERE (third item down)

 

 

Ms Fit Therapy© with Jenny:

 

~ "Great form of connection, good physical challenge, helps me progress my goals and (virtual option) easy to use"

 

~ "Virtual saves the commute time...I think the format has worked well!"

 

~ "Would be great for all athletes to know this stuff!"

 

~ "I am amazed at my progress."

 

 

Important Health & Safety Update:

 

February 2021:The CoreActive team is grateful to have received tier 1a COVID-19 vaccinations. Many of our patients & wellness clients have also been vaccinated.

 

At present we are offering: virtual AND small group, in-person medical fitness classes. We employ stringent health & safety measures** to mitigate COVID-19 infection risk.

 

**Note: CoreActive is a private healthcare Physical Therapy practice which works to mitigate COVID-19 risk. We advocate for vaccine access, utilize hospital grade HEPA air filters, space out appointments for disinfecting with EPA approved for COVID-19 products, and conduct robust patient/staff/client screening. 

 

We understand that with vaccination rollout + prior confirmed infection/asymtomatic infection that collective infection risk is likely to reduce each month going forward. We are proud of CoreActive's leading culture of honest communication and expectations regarding risk & exposures.

 

 

We look forward to "seeing" you soon at an Essentrics® or Ms Fit Therapy©  class!

 

 

 

Summer 2021 Class Details Coming Soon! 

 

 

 

SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE:

 

   
MON WED TH
  Essentrics Strength & Stretch (IP/V) Ms Fit Therapy core + pelvic floor (IP/V)
  9-10am 8-9am
Essentrics Strength & Stretch (IP/V) Essentrics Aging Backwards (IP/V)  
5:15-6:15pm 10:15-11:15am  
V = virtual IP = In Person  

 

Essentrics ® Classes

 

Class Type: Strength & Stretch

 

Dates:  *8wks* MON Apr 5**, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: 5:15-6:15PM

Level: Intermediate

Pace: Moderate (Class focuses on enhancing strength, mobility, posture, and well being in active individuals)

Location: 

IN-PERSON (6300 Enterprise Lane 1st floor Madison WI 53719) - or -

Virtual Option (ZOOM log in to be emailed to paid participants)

Instructor: Michelle

Cost: IN-PERSON ($180 for all 8wks) - or - Virtual ($144 for all 8wks) 

 

**NOTE: First class, MON Apr 5, will be held virtually for all participants. All other classes offered In Person - or - Virtually

 

To Regsiter EMAIL Us Today!

 

 

 

 

Class Type: Strength & Stretch

 

Dates: *8wks* WED Apr 7**, 14, 21, 24, May 5, 12, 19, 26 

Time: 9-10AM

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Pace: Moderate (Class focuses on enhancing strength, mobility, posture, and well being in active individuals)

Location: 

IN-PERSON (6300 Enterprise Lane 1st floor Madison WI 53719) - or -

Virtual Option (ZOOM log in to be emailed to paid participants)

Instructor: Michelle

Cost: IN-PERSON ($180 for all 8wks) - or -

Virtual ($144 for all 8wks)

 

**NOTE: First class, WED Apr 7, will be held virtually for all participants. All other classes offered In Person - or - Virtually

 

 

To Regsiter EMAIL Us Today!

 

 

Class Type: Aging Backwards

 

Dates: *8wks* WED Apr 7**, 14, 21, 24, May 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 10:15AM - 11:15AM

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Pace: Slow (Class focuses on enhancing posture, gentle strength & mobility, and well being)

Location: 

IN-PERSON (6300 Enterprise Lane 1st floor Madison WI 53719) - or -

Virtual Option (ZOOM log in to be emailed to paid participants)

Instructor: Michelle

Cost: IN-PERSON ($180 for all 8wks) - or -

Virtual ($144 for all 8wks) 

 

**NOTE: First class, WED Apr 7, will be held virtually for all participants. All other classes offered In Person - or - Virtually

 

 

To Regsiter EMAIL Us Today!

 

 

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Coming Soon!!

 

Class Type: Essentrics® for Athletes

 

Great option for high schoolers looking to engage in a total body physical activity option this spring!

 

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Level: Intermediate

Location: IN PERSON or Virtual option

 

This uptempo and sneakily challenging class will be geared towards HS/college age athletes and athletic adults (runners/triathletes/HIIT fans) looking to improve mobility, flexibility, and posture while minimizing overuse injury risk in sport & life!

 

 

 

How Essentrics® helps athletes:

  • Increase range of motion, speed and agility
  • Condition muscles: strong and flexible for maximum power
  • Lubricate tight fascia and connective tissue
  • Heal and prevent injuries
  • Decrease injury recovery time
  • Enhance overall athletic performance
  • Accelerate recovery from training
  • Improve flexibility
  • Rebalance full muscular structure
  • Develop greater body awareness

 

Notes:

- IN PERSON class size will be limited due to health & safety protocols

- EMAIL for more info or to hold a spot

 

Ms Fit Therapy® - Scroll to bottom for program description

Ms Fit Therapy© Classes

 

 

Objectives: 

  • Activating respiratory & pelvic muscle diaphragms with dynamic activity
  • Improving proprioception/motor control at the spine & hips
  • Strengthening upper & lower core stabilizers
  • Mobilizing back, hips, & shoulders
  • Enhancing postural awareness 
  • Geared towards individuals looking to build lumbopelvic stability, and endurance to support running, hiking, swimming, and other impact activities
  • Ideal for 6wks + post partum 

 

Day: THURSDAY 

Dates: *8WKS* WED Apr 8**, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27 

Time: 8 - 8:50AM

Location: 

IN-PERSON (6300 Enterprise Lane 1st floor Madison WI 53719) - or -

Virtual Option (ZOOM log in to be emailed to paid participants)

Instructor: Jenny

Cost: IN-PERSON ($200 for all 8wks) - or - 

Virtual ($150 for all 8wks)

Open to: Anyone 16yrs +

 

**NOTE: First class, TH Apr 8, will be held virtually for all participants. All other classes offered In Person - or - Virtually.

 

To Register EMAIL Us Today!

 

 

Essentrics ® 1-on-1 Virtual Sessions

In addition to offering numerous levels/days/times for classes we are also happy to offer VIRTUAL 1-on-1 individualized sessions on MON, WED, & FRI mornings as well as TH afternoons.

 

Individualized Essentrics® sessions can stand alone OR be combined with weekly group classes.

 

***To schedule a 1-on-1 Essentrics® training session email: office@coreactivetherapy.com 

 

 

What is Essentrics®?

 

Essentrics® was developed by Miranda Esmond-White, a former National Ballet of Canada ballerina, as a way to focus on elongating, invigorating, and strengthening the muscles with zero impact. It is designed to rebalance the joints and muscles to relieve pain, increase balance, and improve posture, circulation, energy, and flexibility. Essentrics® is a compilation of dynamic stretch, yoga, Pilates, ballet-like movements, and Tai Chi that are a continuous flow. The first portion of each class is done in standing on a mat in bare feet - the latter portion of each class includes stretching and relaxation and is done laying down. 

 

Why Essentrics®?

 

Essentrics® has been researched, interestingly by Miranda's daughter Sahra among others, on professional athletes, young adults, and adults at risk for falls. Essentrics® movements can be modified to benefit mobility and strength along the spine and key rotary joints (hips/shoulders) in many populations (thus two levels of class offerings at CoreActive!)

 

CoreActive's owner, Jennifer K., became intrigued by Essentrics® in summer 2018 when experiencing it as a method for maintaining relaxed tall posture and spinal mobility to support running. As a former dancer, Jennifer loves the focus on hip, shoulder, and upper back supple strength through specific total body motions incorporated into each class. CoreActive's Essentrics® instructors are experiened educators. At CoreActive we value specific cueing on form and technique to support those looking to remain mobile and needing modification to attain their goals, as well as athletes looking for a more challenging workout. 

 

 

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What is Ms Fit Therapy©?

 

 

 

 

 

Pelvic support issues, such as poor bladder control, affect 25% of all adults (NIH 2007) and 30-80% of female athletes of all ages - high school through masters (Goldstick/Constantini 2012). Young male military veterans and endurance athletes are also at risk.  The faster the runner and the higher the jumper, the greater the chance of experiencing this often embarrassing issue.  Years of exposure to high impact/high intensity sports, asthma/allergies, and multiple pregnancies also increase the odds of pelvic support dysfunction.

 

Research states that up to 40% of those participating in common core exercise programs are NOT activating the pelvic floor muscles effectively enough to prevent and/or treat common dysfunctions! (Bo 2004)

 

Research based, created, and taught by CoreActive's owner, Ms Fit Therapy® (MFT®) is a comprehensive core stabilization + pelvic floor muscle training program that focuses on small class size and expert instruction.  Ms Fit Therapy® exists in order to educate on the three key elements for proper pelvic floor and deep core muscle activation: breath, alignment, and graded activation.  Classes focus on enhancing the brain-body connection to prevent lumbopelvic dysfunction and act as an excellent supplement to a current Physical Therapy home exercise program (HEP).       

 

Whether you’re a sometimes back pain sufferer looking to improve stability, a long-time athlete striving to improve performance, or you know (or think!) you are experiencing any of the embarrassing problems mentioned above - this core and pelvic floor interval program is for you!  Improve confidence, function, and posture in a fun and educational setting.

 

Notes: 

  • Classes are generally presented in an eight week series and are progressive in nature (i.e. each week builds upon the previous)
  • Classes are open to males & females ages 16yrs +
  • MFT® is ideal for active individuals at risk for trunk/pelvis/hip weakness or instability, pelvic organ prolapse, or bladder/bowel control issues
  • Beginner/Level I class is a great fit for those at least 6wks post-partum; classes are appropriate for participation during low-risk pregnancy
  • See pre-requisites listed for Intermediate/Level II MFT class - call/email with any Qs.
  • If you have never been seen before at CoreActive, then please plan to arrive 10min early to speak with instructor.



 

 

 

 

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