Spend Some Time With Us at the Barre
Everyone leads a busy life nowadays. So, why not let us take care of your health and fitness needs. You’ll see your body tone like you never thought possible, create strength in all the right places, and will leave you feeling energised, empowered and perhaps just a tad bit shaky...
It’s fun (and addictive when you see how quickly it shapes your body).
Barre Fit Classes
Barre classes are for everyone. You don’t require any special dance or Pilates experience. Like anything, with more experience you will improve and some of the moves will come more naturally. A good instructor will also lead you to harder variations.
When you the studio you will find a large open room with fixed barres running down one or more walls, with mirrors. Each person in the class will have their place on the barre and will stay more or less in the same spot. You should ensure a good arm’s length distance from other participants. We have a maximum of 16 people.
Within a Barre class and in addition to the barre itself there may be some extra equipment. With the Barre Attack method you will typically see elastic draped over the barre, a Pilates ball, small hand weights and a mat. Depending on the class you could use all of these, or none.
Throughout the class the instructor should be visible and may lead by example or walk around and demonstrate from different positions. If this is your first barre class it’s a good idea to let the instructor know so they can help you with technique if necessary. You should also let them know if you have any health issues, injuries or if you’re pregnant.
Barre Fit is a 60min class 40 min work out & then the last 20 mins slows down to focus on stretching & conditioning your body. Classes are held to fun upbeat music. Classes will start with a warmup and then include a mix of barre, cardio and stretch sections that could include using the barre, elastic, ball, weights or mat. For much of the class you’ll have one or both hands on the barre or be doing exercises just off the barre.
Don’t overdo it. Focus on your body position, breathing and timing. Have fun, and just go with it. Barre classes are a full body workout so expect and accept that it could be hard and might work areas that will surprise. If you need to take a break, take it. Remember those around may have been doing Barre Attack classes for years… those great legs and butts don’t happen by accident.