Whoever said that ballet is just for kids has another thing coming! Barre classes are one of the trendiest new workouts developed in the last few years, which doesn’t mean they’re easy to do.
They help to promote flexibility by building up your inner core muscles, and even mix pilates and yoga training as well. But what is it about the barre, and what can if offer you in terms for an all-body workout?
No experience required
Barre classes don’t require any former experience, since they teach you everything you need to know in-class. The specially qualified instructors will carefully guide you through each step, and work on your strengths and weaknesses as the classes develop. Great for anyone who is just starting out, or even those who have some ballet background, which will make it easier to get into position.
Just like yoga and pilates, the barre offers a complete body workout – which is fantastic bang for your buck. After each class, you will feel that almost every bone in your body has had a proper workout. Stretch well beforehand to avoid causing any damage to your muscles!
You don’t have to be at a certain age or fitness level to begin barre classes. If you feel like you’re lagging behind, the instructors can easily change the exercises to your own personal fitness level.
One particularly attractive aspect about the barre is that it increases your flexibility over time. This is due to the repetitive exercises (just like ballet), which help to strengthen your muscles without hurting your joints.
Tone your body
If you’re looking for a way to tone up and don’t know where to begin, then barre is one of the best workouts at the moment. Not only will it keep you engaged throughout the duration of the class, but encourages blood flow and will give your body a sudden burst of energy. It’s even easy to tone those traditionally difficult places such as the tummy and inner thighs.
If you’re planning on taking bare classes more than 2 times a week, you can expect to see results within the first month. Of course it’s always best to pair a workout routine with a relatively clean eating schedule, since this will have you feeling great on the inside and out. You will begin to notice changes in your posture, arms, back, and even flatter ab muscles.
Would you ever try a barre workout?
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