Barre’ studios are popping up across the country. The advantages of the combined Yoga, Pilates & Dance workouts tout a well-rounded exercise regime. This unique fitness activity blends strength training movements, isometric workouts and a little heart smart cardio. Some of the benefits of the Barre’ Workout include:
- Improved Posture Stability – by working your core
- Toned, Lean Muscles – visible in your arms, legs & glutes
- Increased Flexibility/Mobility – helpful especially for those with office/administrative careers
- Reduces Stress
- Low Impact – so it’s gentle on joints
- Weight Loss is a side effect
The Barre’ Workout is hard on muscles, but kind on the joints. It is suggested the smaller isometric movements reduce pressure on joints, tendons, ligaments and spine versus the high impact aerobic physical demands. The tiny motions and many, many reps incorporated in Barre’ Workout training is designed to fatigue muscles, thus creating leaner, longer bodies.
The Barre’ Workout classes range approximately $30-$40 per session depending upon your area. A quick web search provides studios in your area. Keep in mind; there are DVD’s, videos and our own portable equipment available online for those that may want to work out at home. We suggest visiting www.physique57.com and www.barmethod.com for more information.
Please note: consult your physician prior to beginning any fitness regime and always use proper equipment in your workouts. Safety First!
All in all, including The Barre’ Workout 2-3 times weekly in your routine is not just for dancers anymore!