Why Barre and What are the Benefits?
Barre – the preferred workout of many a model and actress - why should you be incorporating this workout into your weekly routine?
Barre, pulls the best of yoga, pilates, strength and conditioning exercises and mixes them with ballet style training. That is why Barre is the perfect workout to help you create those much lusted after long lean lines.
“Queen’s I created my Barre Ballet Pilates class especially for you. To help you feel graceful, feminine and empowered. As well as strong bodies we create strong, positive minds. I love watching you progress week after week achieving things you never thought possible. Sinead”
Low impact, high energy and with a burn you won’t forget barre will have you finishing your 45 minute class feeling long, strong and full of energy.
What to expect?
For a home Barre workout all you’re going to need is a chair to hold on to, a yoga mat and a little bit of space. In Barre we’ll focus on isometric contractions, (those small pulsing movments), to create the burn so get ready to grit your teeth and get stuck in. Starting with a warm up and some supported standing exercises it’s then time to get on the mat for more glutes, legs and abs!
Burning up to 300 calories in a 40 minute session, you can expect to see a tighter derriere and toned thighs within a matter of weeks!!
Don’t worry if you’ve never danced before or you’re worried about co-ordination, Barre is for everyone and this low impact class will have a high impact on your mood!
Some of the Benefits?
Strengthening the chest, shoulders, upperback and glutes you’ll soon find yourself carrying your Barre posture into daily life and growing a few inches taller!
The controlled nature of this class allows you to focus on using your muscles in the correct way. Barre classes will always incorporate stretching exercises so before you know it you will feel looser and more mobile in your muscles and joints,
Strong Core and Toned Abs
Barre works all four levels of the abdominals so not only do we strengthen the deep muscles, we also work on the abs that are more visible on the surface. You’ll get all the support and stability of a strong core but also be on your way to a toned, flat stomach!
Stress Relief and a Mood Boost
Giving 45 minutes of your day to focus on yourself and your body can only ever be a good thing. The focus and attention that Barre requires is like 45 minutes of mindfulness and meditation for your brain leaving you feeling calm and focused ready to face whatever the rest of your day throws at you!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your mat and let’s go!