Here at Barre Base, we often receive feedback about how our classes have helped our clients with their running training. We thought we’d delve into some of the reasons why barre classes and running are so complimentary.
At Barre Base, we have a specific way that we like to teach a lunge. Lunges are seemingly simple, but when performed correctly they are extremely effective. Executing a lunge correctly will ensure best results and better safety for the joints.
We often say in class that the longer you come to Barre Base, the harder it becomes! Don’t be fooled, you’ll be getting fitter and stronger week to week, but you will also become savvier! Barre is conscious exercise — it requires mindfulness and an attention to detail. Once you learn how to work, you can push to further increase your strength, mobility, and grace.
The narrow V plié is a great way to work your quads, and your glutes. Here are a few technique tips to make sure that you are making the most out of this movement at your next barre class.
The turned out plié is one of the first movements we will focus on in any given barre class. It is a great way to warm up the glutes and the hip flexors, and get us thinking about our technique from the outset. The 'sumo squat' or turned out position is what challenges most people when they are new to a barre class; so here are a few tips to make sure you are executing this movement correctly.
Donkey kicks at the barre are a great way to strengthen our glutes and hamstrings, as well as challenging the core to maintain pelvic stability. Here are a few tips to get the most out of the movement.
The seated plié is a fantastic way to strengthen your glutes and thighs, whilst completely taking the weight out of your hip and knee joints. If you are are still getting your head around this position, then here are a few tips! Although it sounds fancy, to 'plié' just means 'to bend'. In a barre class, we think of a plié as a 'dancers squat'.
This is a challenging position to hold, especially when you are new to barre classes. Read on if you are struggling to maintain this position at Barre Base!