Benefits of exercising at a barre
Barre workouts are the latest fitness trend with a celebrity following including Madonna and Kelly Osborne. Get the beach body look with BarreConcept, a workout that defines, lengthens and tones the body.
This increasingly popular exercise regime incorporates the precision of Pilates with the positions, moves, grace and technique of ballet. Add to this the alignment of yoga and the strength from sports conditioning and you will have all the typical elements of a Barre workout. The combined elements of the different methods fuse to form a challenging and exciting workout, which stretches and sculpts the muscles, whilst burning fat. Balance, strength, stamina, power, flexibility and motor control all improve. This workout produces dramatic results that sculpt and redefine the entire body, without even being a dancer.
This low impact, total body workout lifts the butt, tones the thighs, flattens the abs and sculpts the arms, whilst protecting the joints. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness. Watch your body change in just ten sessions as this workout quickly reshapes the entire body in a way that is fast and effective. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improves. The result is a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently.
Stretches are performed after each strength section of the class to ensure the muscles are re-lengthened to create a body that is strong without the added bulk of other regimes. This workout is suitable for everybody as various adaptations are given throughout the class to suit the abilities of all students.
Classes last one hour and are set to upbeat music with a typical session involving bands, weights and toning balls as well as utilising the ballet barre. This low impact workout delivers profound results. Sessions begin with a warm up followed by ten minutes of upper body exercises, 20 minutes core conditioning and then 20 minutes of butt and thigh work, finishing off with a 5 minute cool down and stretch sequence. The pace is vigorous and is sure to make you sweat. The principles of Pilates are incorporated into the workout with most exercises being performed with a neutral spine and a firm emphasis on breathing and alignment and correct posture. Individual muscle groups are targeted using small but intense movements that result in an entire body workout, leading to a toned, lengthened and sculpted body.
Benefits of BarreConcept
Builds powerful core strength and a long, lean physique
Provides a full body workout targeting specific problem areas
Tones, tightens and lifts the butt, sculpts the arms
Improves posture and alignment
Increases stamina and strength
Increases bone density
Improves flexibility and joint range of movement
Energises the body and mind and relieves stress
Low impact exercise is kind to the joints with a decreased risk of injury
Who is it for?
BarreConcept classes can be done by anybody of any age or ability from beginner to advanced – you do not have to be a dancer! All exercises can be modified or adapted to suit varying levels of fitness. Classes are also suitable for those with joint problems, back problems and minor injuries and will help in the rehabilitation process.
Since BarreConcept sculpts the entire body, whilst focusing on lengthening and strengthening the muscles in proportion, the result is a long, lithe and lean physique without the bulk of other conditioning methods. You will notice the difference in just 10 sessions.
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