This ballet-inspired fitness trend is taking over and people are heading to the barre for their workout. With small, isometric movements and a focus on the core, the many benefits of barre prove that this popular fitness option isn’t just a meaningless fad.
Barre fuses techniques from Dance, Pilates, and Yoga that will tone, define and chisel the whole body. With a series of strengthening exercises targeting your arms, core, legs, and, of course, your booty. Combine that with a music pumping playlist, an energetic instructor, and you’ve got a workout that becomes incredibly addictive.
With the addition of sponge ball and light weights, barre proves to be an effective workout. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your exercise routine, you might consider adding barre to your workout regimen with the Mizani Fitness HIT THE BARRE bootybarre® package. Here’s exactly what makes barre so beneficial and addictive.
1. Full-Body Workout
Barre classes use your own body to tackle different areas resulting in working multiple muscle groups at the same time. Plus, those isometric movements help you to tackle smaller muscles that often get ignored. The result is a full-body workout that after each satisfyingly, exhausting class will leave you sore in the best way!
2. Improves Posture
By maintaining an awareness of your posture in class, you’ll find yourself aware of each time your shoulders slump forward at your desk or simply while walking. A stronger core also helps you to keep your back straight, so with every barre class, you’ll be standing a little taller.
3. Increases Your Flexibility
An improved range of motion through focused strengthening exercises and stretching is a great benefit of barre that will certainly help to increase your flexibility.
4. Lose weight and inches
As you continue to attend class, you will build more lean muscle mass. Barre classes will help you drop sizes by redistributing inches on your body – making you appear (and feel) longer and leaner – get lean at the barre.
A good barre class will leave you “sweating with a smile” as you won’t be struggling to catch your breath. That’s because barre is low-impact, meaning that it’s gentler on your joints. A long-term commitment means better results over time.
6. Modifications for every age and level
The beauty of barre classes is that everyone works with small movements and can limit or expand their range of motion to satisfy their specific fitness needs. There are modifications whether you’re a beginner, pregnant or have an injury, or advanced and looking for more of a challenge.
7. Never Boring…Always Fun!
You’ll find that the time spent in a barre class passes very quickly due to the fast pace, upbeat music, variety of exercises and ever-changing choreography. It’s never the same class twice!