Lean Body Barre is an Exercise class
based on Ballet, Yoga and Pilates. This class is not
heated. While no special clothing is necessary, we do
find that Barre socks help people grip the floor much more
easily. A yoga mat is required and you should
definitely bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
So...why do a barre workout?
the Muscles, but spares the joints. The
small, controlled movements that take place in barre classes
reduce pressure on your joints, tendons, ligaments and
spine. Barre workouts also tend to help with core strength
and, in turn, improves your posture, both of which not only
make you appear taller, it also makes the body less prone to
to All Ages and All Levels of Fitness. We
show you ways to stay challenged, but
Barre workouts allow you to work out at your own pace.
3. Muscles are worked to the point of exhaustion. The
tiny motions, many reps, intentional squeezes and pulses
(otherwise known as isometric moves) are designed to fatigue
muscles to failure. You will feel your muscles start to
shake and spasm - that is actually something that is
encouraged in the class - it means you are burning MEGA
calories without adding bulk!
for every age and level.
Some can lift their leg higher, some can't some can bend
deeply, some can't Barre workouts are not about how deeply
you bend or how high you kick - rather it is about
challenging your personal ability and your personal range of
flexibility - The biggest Barre Benefit. Through
focused stretching, an improved
range-of-motion is one of the greatest benefits of barre
exercise. A perfect marriage of flexibility AND strength is
needed for a Barre workout. Too flexible! That makes
it more difficult to gain strength - but barre workouts
challenge you to work PAST your flexibility to gain
stregnth. Not Flexible at all? You probably have
a LOT of strength hidden in those muscles and your
flexibility will come with time regular workouts.
boring, always fun. Always
changing - new choreography - new people to meet and a
variety of music!
and inches. Appear
(and feel) longer and leaner. Barre workouts try not
to focus on muscle groups that know what they are doing
(like the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and biceps) and
instead focus on inner and outer thighs, the core, the hips
and the triceps. All muscle groups that do not .work
that often - so they are not as efficient. A less
efficient muscle means that less work is involved in burning
Balance and Focus
we know that exercise can release Endorphins - our body's
natural "feel good" hormone. That helps us "push"
through a difficult workout, but also focuses the mind.
A clearing of the clutter has to happen - no longer do you
worry about things you said or did in the past or worry
about what you have to do after the class. Your mind
starts to focus on where you are at the moment - in a Barre
class - having the time of your life!
Rapid results. Stick
with it - sometimes you can be sore after a class, but if
you stick to it - you will be amazing a the level of results
as well as the speed at which those results take effect on
your body! If you perform a barre workout 2-4 times weekly,
you will typically notice changes in as little as one month.
Changes may include an improved posture, thinner thighs,
chiseled arms, a sculpted back, flat abs and a lifted seat,
transforming so-called 'problem'
areas, especially for women.