What is barre?
"Barre" is named for the wall-mounted barre (bar) used for balance during this low impact, highly challenging total body class. Each class uses a combination of resistance and body weight training (while emphasizing form and alignment) to sculpt lean muscle and burn fat. Barre is based on principles of pilates, dance conditioning and strength training, though it really is its own unique discipline. We use a systematic approach to fatigue each muscle group before moving into a therapeutic stretch. This method of strength then stretch will increase flexibility, improve posture, rehabilitate injuries, and help sculpt long, lean muscles without added bulk.
How will My Body Change?
With proper form and persistent practice, barre classes will result in firmer, stronger muscles with noticeable changes in your physique. You can expect higher and rounder glutes, flatter abs, sculpted arms, and longer, leaner thighs. Strength work followed by stretching will elongate the muscles, especially the legs. Since barre builds lean muscle quickly and lean muscle burns fat, you will notice a loss of inches and/or weight loss without doing high impact training. This is one of the reasons barre is so popular - it's a highly effective, low impact, total body, sustainable form of fitness.