With the weekend that’s in it, many Irish are talking about a different kind of Bar but here’s 5 reasons to kick off your shoes and try out our Barre!
Firstly, what is Barre? Barre exercises primarily utilise your own bodyweight as a source of resistance through incorporating aspects of Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet movements. Regular Total Barre practice is associated with lower body-fat and a leaner, more defined figure.
If we’ve piqued your interest, keep reading to find out what you can expect to gain from a class:
Create Muscle Tone & Strength
Not only will barre tone your lower legs, upper legs, inner thighs, butt, tummy, arms, shoulders and anything left in between. Barre is an all over body workout, creating lean muscle tone & strength. The small muscle contractions and pulses means you are continually engaging the muscle to build strength.
The range of holding and pulsing movements in barre, you’ll develop your muscular endurance & stamina.Total Barre classes essentially provide an excellent strength and conditioning workout and work well alongside your cardio exercise, such as cycling, running or walking.
Kick Start your Metabolism
That’s right, the more you train and improve your muscles, the more energy they will need, and the higher your metabolism. You must feed your muscles if you’re working them out and don’t forget to drink plenty of water!
Improve your Posture
Have you ever seen a slouching ballet dancer with sloped shoulders and a rounded back? Help your body stand tall by doing barre and counteract the slouching over desks and steering wheels we all have in our daily routines. Get your core activated and reach for the sky.
Low Impact, Less Injury
The smaller muscle burning isometric movements are low impact while still being effective. The exercises put less stress on tendons & ligaments and joint than traditional strength training, reducing the risk of injury.
If those reasons are not enough motivation to throw on your leggings and sticky socks, I don’t know what will be….Meet you at the Barre!