Barre is a hybrid workout class - combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training.
We incorporate a ballet barre and use classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches. Barre also focuses on high repetitions of small range movements to help build strength, improve balance, agility, and flexibility.
So, what exactly is Barre?
Barre classes combine ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training.
Barre is a low-impact class, but it also includes high-intensity movements that will strengthen your body in ways many have not experienced in most other class types.
Barre is a full-body workout that improves flexibility, agility, as well as strength. You won’t just be using the ballet barres either, many of the classes include sliders, bender balls, resistance bands, and light dumbbells too.
What’s the workout like?
The focus during a Barre workout is on glutes, arms, core, and legs, but also in developing muscular endurance while hitting the entire body.
By using high repetitions of small movements that target specific muscles combined with lighter weight and resistance, you’re able to really fatigue your muscles which is necessary for improvement. Imagine doing squat pulses that target your upper legs and glutes, using light weights to hammer out as many biceps curls as you can, or moving through a series of core exercises to tighten your tummy and build more core strength.
Don’t let the idea of lighter weights fool you though, your muscles will be on fire before you’re finished!
So, what are the benefits of barre class?
Hopefully, we’ve done a good job explaining how Barre class not only improves flexibility and balance, but also is a great strengthening class for your entire body.
But wait, there’s more! Barre is also a great endurance booster, helps postural issues, and can increase the range of motion in your joints.
You need to be a professional dancer to take Barre. NOT!
Barre is great for all, regardless of experience. It will take some time before you become a pro, but if you stick with it, you will improve quickly.
Barre class is great for beginners. We can easily modify exercises if needed to meet your fitness level or needs. Getting ready to have, or just had a baby? This is a great class to help you ease back into fitness so you can get your pre-baby body back. There’s no need to be intimidated either, especially with our amazing members and coaches that are very encouraging and supportive.