Benefits of Barre
Increased core strength
Your ‘core’ is more than just your 6-pack. Rather, your core includes at least twenty-nine muscles, and simple barre conditioning and bodyweight exercises can be used to engage all of them. The benefits of improved core strength transfers to other areas of performance; it can better your posture and can improve strength throughout the entire body. Therefore, it is a transferable exercise for any other sports or recreational activity that you may have an interest in.
Hard on muscles, kind on joints
The controlled, body-weight focused exercises within the class increase muscle endurance and stability, which in turn reduces pressure on your joints, tendons, ligaments and spine. Thus, the class is suitable for all ages and stages.
Our barre workouts are designed to target the large muscle groups in the body and effectively burn more calories by doing so! By working these groups, lean muscle will be gained which in turn increases your resting metabolic rate. This means your body will continue to burn calories even once you’ve finished your workout. Alongside weight loss, barre classes will make your body feel long and lean, just like a dancer’s. The combination of barre classes and a healthy diet will give you optimum results for a dancer’s physique.
Barre training is a great way to enhance your flexibility while improving strength. Improved flexibility, and having a full range-of-motion, ensures that joints are moving freely, which can lead to improved posture and might even reduce the chance of exercise-related injury.
Improved body awareness and posture
Good posture and body awareness involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on your supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. These weight-bearing activities may include gardening, playing with your children or hanging up the washing. Therefore, the benefits of having better body awareness and coordination extend into all elements of your everyday life.
Correct posture keeps your bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly. Building the muscles that supports bones and joints prevents muscular pain and decreases abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in arthritis. And more simply, when you stand up straight, you appear and feel more confident!