Barre Fitness Classes

Barre FitnessBarre is from ballet and is described as a handrail placed at hip height, used by a dancer to maintain balance during practice.

Barre fitness classes simply mix elements of Pilates, dance and yoga while incorporating a ballet barre for balance. The exercises focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

Barre fitness classes may also incorporate mini-balls, bands or weights to increase the intensity of the movement.

Barre classes target the core muscle groups that are neglected in conventional strength training. Many of the workouts target the largest muscle groups in the body, like the thighs and glutes. The larger the muscle, the more calories burned!

Through focused stretching, an improved range-of-motion and endurance are just two of the benefits of Barre exercise. Sometimes people are flexible but not strong, or strong and not flexible. Barre classes actually teaches your body to be both strong and flexible.

The beauty of Barre classes is that everyone works with small movements and can limit or expand their range of motion to suit their specific needs. Exercises can always be modified whether you’re a beginner, pregnant or have an injury, but can also be amplified if you’re advanced and looking for more of a challenge.

 Everyone has different starting points, strengths and challenges. So remember, each person can be challenged at their own level in class without affecting anyone else’s workout. Always measure progress against yourself; not the person next to you.

You may be sore after the first few classes, but you’ll also see some major results in little time – so stick with it.  You’ll find that the time spent in class passes very quickly due to the fast pace, variety of exercises, upbeat music, ever-changing choreography and inspiring instructors. It’s never the same class twice.

Your entire body will truly feel WORKED. You’ll feel stretched, strengthened and invigorated.

Here at The Yoga Experience you can get your Barre exercise 3 ways.

  • Standard Barre ( 40 minutes-high intensity low impact workout)
  • Warm Barre ( 45 & 60 minute workouts with heat around 80 to 85 degrees)
  • Barre Xpress ( 30 minutes-high intensity-with fewer reps )

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