Bertrand Leads Essentrics Class Before Annual Meeting

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It’s that time of year again—it’s time for our Annual Members meeting.

The event will be held at the Infinity Park Event Center, Sport Plaza on October 12, 2016. With the rugby field as the backdrop, the event will showcase the best of Glendale. But, before the networking begins, Chamber member Jenny Bertrand will teach a modified Essentrics class for members.

The Essentrics class will be like the lunchtime classes I do for employees in the workplace. We’ll work hard, but won’t get super sweaty, so everyone will be presentable for the annual meeting that immediately follows. Exercise clothes are most comfortable, but the workout can be done in slacks for anyone who didn’t have time or forgot to pack exercise clothes,” Bertrand said.jenny-bertrand-headshot

For Essentrics, you kick off the shoes as it is done with bare feet or socks. The workout exercises the full body, from fingers to toes. Bertrand said if you want to keep your shoes on, that is fine too.

“We will be having lots of fun moving! We’ll be relieving the stress of the day, stretching out tight necks and shoulders, sore backs, stiff hips and knees,” Bertrand said.

Essentrics is a no-impact workout that stretches and strengthens every muscle while working through full range of motion of the joints to rebalance the body. The movements are based on everyday activities, so everyone can do it because there are no difficult poses. Benefits include improved posture, reduction, and often elimination of aches and pains, better balance, increased energy, and weight management, to name a few. This workout will only have standing exercises and will not use weights.

Bertrand said no matter who you are or what shape you’re in, Essentrics is for you.

“This workout is for everyone. If you’ve ever said you’re too tight to stretch, this workout is for you. If you feel like you’re not in good enough shape to do a class, this workout is for you. If you’ve never done group exercise, this workout is for you. If you exercise all of the time, this workout is for you. If you have aches and pains, this workout is for you. If you sit at a desk most of the day, this workout is really for you (you’re going to love how your shoulders and neck feel).  We will have fun, and you will feel great as you head to the annual meeting,” Bertrand said.

Bertrand’s class will be held from 4-4:45 pm in the upstairs studio of the Sports Center. The locker rooms are available for members to change before heading out to the patio for Business After Hours and the Annual Members meeting from 5-7 pm. Appetizers will be provided by Old Chicago, and refreshments are sponsored by Landers Brightway Insurance.  Members will vote on the Board of Directors for 2017 before the fun begins.

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