Do you feel like you need a new kind of workout? Well then it’s time to hit the bar to get into shape. No, we don’t mean an actual bar where you get drinks; we mean barre classes! Barre classes incorporate elements of different workouts such as ballet, pilates, sports conditioning and stretching. Workout routines focus on areas in which woman struggle with most: hips, thighs, abdominals and arms.
Barre classes usually only last around one hour but you definitely leave your session feeling healthy and fit! These workouts are a great low-impact exercise as it protects your joint by avoiding jumping and bouncing around. Each class has a strength section followed by a deep stretching section, which helps create long, slim muscles. So essentially you are burning calories while gaining lean muscles. If you stick with it, barre classes will evenly sculpt and quickly transform your entire body, giving you a great toned, trim physique.
The concentration involved while taking barre classes allows you to block out your hectic life for an hour, allowing you to have the same mental benefits obtained by the practice of yoga and meditation.
There is no better feeling than leaving a workout feeling revived. Barre classes are no walk in the park, as you will be doing an intense, hardcore workout. But you will leave your class feeling mentally and physically refreshed and strong. So put on your comfortable, breathable workout gear, grab your friends and take the next step to getting in shape. You won’t regret taking a chance on this fun new workout.
Written by Lauren Frank