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Barre Control

 Barre Control is a fantastic class that incorporates ballet, Pilates and strengthening movements together to create a full body workout that's simply addictive. It's benefits include;

  • Makes you stronger: The isometric contractions that make up the bulk of a barre class occur when the muscle tenses without changing length. What’s wonderful about the one-inch movements is that you can hold a posture and benefit from continuously engaging the muscle, but you also get a mini-recovery with each pulse, so you can stay in the hold longer.

  • Targets multiple muscle groups at once: It’s a highly efficient workout since you’re doing two to four movements—holding, pulsing, stretching—at a time in each move. Working all these areas at once also helps raise the heart rate.

  • Improves mind and body concentration: The smaller movements in a barre class can bring a new level of awareness to the body that you don’t get in regular strength workouts. Barre can improve muscular activation for frequently underused muscles by strengthening the neuromuscular (mind-body) connection.

  • Increases endurance: The constant strength training also helps with increasing your heart rate and endurance. The small movements are done fast-paced style, with short breaks here and there to catch your breath.

  • It’s fun and upbeat:  barre is a fun and exciting way to way workout. The atmosphere will make the workout enjoyable, so you’ll want to keep coming back for more!

  • Weight loss: The barre targets the largest muscle groups in the body (like the thighs and glutes). The larger the muscle, the more calories burned. As you continue, you will begin to build more lean muscle mass, raising your metabolic rate, which can help you produce more energy and burn more calories.

  • Core strength: The beauty of the barre is that you engage your core the entire time – so even if you are working the arms or thighs, you are always engaging, and therefore strengthening, the core as well. A strong core can increase your performance in all other activities in your life, whether you’re playing tennis or just lifting your children.

  • Improves flexibility: Ballet stretches are a major part of the session done at the end of each interval, so the muscles are elongated and therefore balance and alignment are achieved.

  • Increases bone health: The more you practice barre, your muscles get stronger. The constant tension and resistance placed on the muscles has an effect on bones that makes them stronger, which is key to reducing the risk of osteoporosis with age

All of my classes have options for pregnancy and women with pelvic floor and core dysfunction needs alongside full fitness/function. However you may find that Barre is not suited to you if you have recently had or are experiencing pelvic girdle pain due to the turn out positions / standing on 1 leg. If you'd like to discuss whether it would suit you simply drop me a message.

 

This class is available as a weekly pay as you go drop in for £7.50 a class or you can join the *NEW* Barre Membership which is a rolling 4 weekly membership giving you access to all the previous classes and a new weekly class.  

 

Classes are LIVE online on Friday's at 12pm for 30 minutes and will be on demand for 1 week after the class for anyone that cannot make it live. Just let me know if you've missed it and I'll send out the recording to you after the class is finished. Classes for the membership can be found in the "workout" section of your hub when signing up - you will have access to them anytime as much as you like and save yourself over 30% on the weekly class.

Sign up using the link below to join - please read the confirmation email carefully for joining and access details

 

Classes are uploaded weekly but during school holidays may not be live and the uploaded day may change.