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Updated: 01/30/2018 08:27:15AM

No stretch to see program benefits

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‘I really wanted to reach a community of people who were hurting, who weren’t moving anymore, who used to be active and had lost that and wanted to regain it,’ said Elissa Rioux, who teaches a stretching class called Essentrics.

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Elissa Rioux demonstrates a stretching exercise she uses in her Essentrics class.

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Gloria Morrissey stretches during the Essentrics class. ‘I like the way she works with people,” the Burnt Store Isles resident says of Rioux.

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James LaRolla, left, and Gloria Morrissey listen to instructions during the Essentrics class.

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Arms, hands, legs, feet, shoulders — you name it, she’ll stretch it.

Elissa Rioux is flexible that way.

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