If you haven’t heard of barre fitness, you are missing out. As it continues to become the hottest fitness class, it’s time you become familiar with barre and consider adding it to your fitness routine.
Barre is “a ballet inspired, low impact, aerobic class that fuses fluid balletic movements with small staccato actions to trigger hard to work muscles. ABT tones and sculpts the outer physique into a lean dancer’s shape. This fitness class is perfect for women and men of all ages and strength levels and can be taken at your own pace with an increase in difficulty or at a modified level. Increase your flexibility, tone and tighten your physique, increase endurance, improve balance and find a deeper sense of inner strength.”-American Barre Technique
The Amazing Benefits of barre include:
1. It’s Low Impact
Almost all barre classes remain low impact by focusing on small isometric movements on and off the barre. These low-impact exercises are not only safe for your joints, but also are incredible for your body and avoiding injury.
2. You’ll Increase Your Flexibility
Barre classes, namely American Barre Technique, emphasizes the importance of stretching. Adequate time is spent stretches to help increase flexibility for splits, straddles, and backbends.
3. It’s Perfect for a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Fitness Goer
The beauty of barre is that it can be taken at your own pace. You can choose how low to work during leg work, and how much weight you want to use for arms. This is a fitness class you can invite your mom, grandmother, and daughter to!
4. You Will Get TONED
Say HELLO to your ABS! Barre focuses on core strength and you will see the benefits in your abs. Your core is engaged throughout the class, just stay consistent with your barre workouts.
5. You’ll Never Get Bored Of The Workout
Barre does not follow the same mundane exercise over and over again. Instead, it’s more like a dance routine where you move from exercise to exercise following the beat of the music, you’ll never get bored. If you happen to find your self obsessing over barre like many do, consider becoming a Certified Barre Instructor. This will help from burning a hole in your pocket from barre class expenses AND you’ll stay in the BEST shape of your life. Take it from me, I’ve gone from barre addict to Certified Barre Instructor and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Happy Dancing! Xox