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Shift work can be tough. It throws your sleep schedule off into oblivion, it can rob you of normal social hours to spend with your friends and family, and it can also make exercising feel challenging!
For anyone who has practised yoga for any amount of time, you know how much strain it can put on your wrists — especially if you’re new to the practice and are building up your wrist strength! Often the culprit is tightness and weakness in the forearms, and an inability to wake up the muscles of the hands.
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 attention to detail.
It's a little hard to know where to start this blog. And, as many of us know, life is not a linear journey. And like life, my writing does not follow a steady or linear trajectory either.

Over the years, Barre Base Dunedin has diversified its offerings to keep our members challenged, but also to ensure they're exercising holistically throughout the week. Here's a look at the different classes we offer at the studio.

This week we celebrate Barre Base’s fourth birthday. Some of you have been on this journey with us from the start, but so many of you have only recently joined us.
Here at Barre Base, we often receive feedback about how our classes have helped our clients with their running training. So, we thought we would share some of the reasons why our running clients gain such great results!
We asked our barre and yoga teacher, Phoebe Begg, about her thoughts on yoga practice and teaching. From professional ballerina to yogi, Phoebe shares how her practice has helped her stay better connected to her mind and body.
At Barre Base, we're obsessed with the core. Almost everything we do requires you to think about how your deep core is activating, but also how it's relaxing. Here are a few ways you can strengthen your core. 
People work out for many different reasons. Be it to gain physical or mental strength, overcome fears, prevent further injury, to meet new people, or to simply escape their busy lives for an hour!