Essentrics with Toni

About Toni Whaley

I am  a proud Colorado native…born, raised and educated in Denver.

Because of my dedication to Essentrics™ I still enjoy the traditional Rocky Mountain lifestyle, enthusiastically partaking in outdoor activities, no matter where I am.  Real estate was my life long career for twenty-two years in Aspen, and I ultimately became totally bored with it. Helping people thrive after 50 with vitality and maintain a  healthy active lifestyle with anti-aging benefits is anything but boring!

DISCOVER ESSENTRICS … Aging Backwards is Hosted by Toni Whaley,

Certified Instructor Level One



"When I first started Toni's Aging Backwards class, my left shoulder was frozen.  She encouraged me to keep coming to class and within a few weeks I was moving my shoulder without pain.  Thank You Toni."

-- Florence December 2020


"I have Muscular Dystrophy and now my skeleton muscles are weakening. Looking for a zero-impact exercise that would slow down my progressive muscle weakness, I found Toni’s Aging Backwards class a brilliant solution. It has increased my muscle strength, movement, and balance. It is not only the physical benefits I gain, but Toni is also a great teacher and motivator and always brightens my day."

— Leslie December 2020


"I have been participating in Toni Whaley’s class “Aging Backwards” since the first class at the JCC in July of 2019.  I am currently a member of the class three times a week via Zoom.  Obviously, I love doing the routine and find it very beneficial for my body.  After the class all the participants, including me, report feeling more energetic and well.  Since I have been doing it three times a week I have found many benefits for my

own body.  My balance is improved, the chronic bursitis in my buttock seems almost non existent and  the pain I sometimes get between my shoulders is relieved with a certain exercise.  I love being with the group and love the music selections.  I recommend this class for everyone, young and not so young."

---  Roz December 2020


"I want to thank you for the wonderful Essentrics Aging Backwards class. Toni’s Zoom class is a new but really fun experience for me without  needing to leave home.  As you already know, both stretching and balance are so vitally important, particularly as we age.  This class incorporates both in a gentle flowing manner, without exhausting us or leaving us not wanting to return (as so many other exercise classes often do).  Now, with the Covid restrictions on our daily lives, so many are feeling isolated, lonely, bored and/or depressed.  I think that starting our mornings out feeling like we've done something truly good for our physical wellbeing really helps one's mental health as well.   Toni’s positive and kind manner encourages us to push ourselves to reap the rewards for our bodies."

---Rebecca, December 2020


"What a delight to discover a knowledgeable, certified Essentrics instructor in the Valley!

Toni's support & enthusiasm encourage her students to effectively use Essentrics movements  to strengthen our bodies and continue the physical activities that keep us young! Toni is a treasure! "

Jan C

March, 2019


"Essentrics is the perfect full body workout for me! I was delighted to

discover it at our local Community Center. Our instructor Toni takes us

through a head to toe gentle, but stimulating and strengthening series of

stretches over one hour. Toni thoroughly explains the process and the

benefits with each movement. The bonus is having great music and Toni's

infectious enthusiasm, dedication, and positive energy to  motivate us and

keep us thinking "up thoughts"! It's the perfect combination! It has greatly

helped my balance and movement. I am so grateful to have found Toni and Essentrics and would highly recommend it for any fitness level."

Devon S

April 8, 2019


"Aging Backwards a unique and safe exercise program designed for any age group, though perfect for ages 55 and up. It utilizes every muscle through stretching, strengthening and balancing in a hour one class. I suffer with upper back pain. The exercises helped to strengthen my back muscles and actually improve my posture. Within the class were women of varying ages, skill levels and health issues. Our instructor Toni worked with the needs of each individual to ensure proper technique with modifications for some. She enhanced the one hour workout with an upbeat, humorous and fun presentation. This is the first exercise class I’ve taken that is safe, makes sense and works. I’m hooked on this program!"

Marilee W.

April 10, 2019


"If you want to feel younger, healthier, and more agile, Toni’s “Aging Backwards” class is for you. I’ve been enrolled since July, and the difference in my body is astounding. Truly!  I have almost complete range of motion with my frozen shoulder. There isn’t any more pain in my arthritic fingers, arms, and legs. Even my toes wiggle like I’m a teenager!  I am able to accomplish so many things because my body can move freely. What a gift!  I know many people are unsure how to get started in an exercise program. Just join us. Soon you will be feeling like a new, improved, younger version of yourself. I promise!"

Susan B.

May 6, 2021





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Essentrics with Toni