My Barre Philosophy
Barre for me helped me discover that I needed to slow down. I was used to high intensity, running, kettlebell workout styles...then I found barre.
While this is a killer workout, it is not the huffing and puffing, 'I never want to do that again' kind of work out.
It was tuning into the body and truly feeling every single muscle at work. Knowing those micro movements are strengthening teeny tiny parts of the body that never get addressed in other fitness methods.
The beginning of the class is a short moment of mindfulness which helped guide me into the form of yoga my body and mind were so desperately craving.
You will hear me saying repeated alignment cues. At first, I was like what the F does it mean to pull your belly button to spine. You too, will slowly learn the alignment cues that make you more in tune with your everyday body sensations.
What is Barre?
Barre is a full-body, core-stabilizing workout combining pilates, isometric movements and a little bit of yoga. It is designed to work your upper and lower body, glutes and abs to their point of fatigue. You’ll perform tiny, one-inch increments called isometric movements. The result is a long, lean, more flexible (and less injury prone) physique, along with improved flexibility and posture.
You’ll start with a mat-based warm-up full of planks and push-ups, do a series of arm exercises, and continue at the bar with a lower-body section to work your thighs and glutes. Finally, you’ll finish with a series of core-focused moves at the bar or a short session on the mat.
Barre will tone the hard-to-target muscles. Anyone, no matter their age, weight, or fitness level—can try out barre and get results. No tap shoes, dance or ballet skills, leotards, or any fancy footwork required.