Category: Ballet Barre

Perfecting Muscle Tone with Ballet Barre

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You don’t have to be a workout fiend to have heard about ballet barre exercises. You don’t even need to be a gym member to be familiar with them. In the past 10 years or so, barre has become a fitness craze that hasn’t taken its foot off the gas pedal since it started gaining …

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Is Barre Just for Dancers?

When some people think of reaching the bar, they think of achieving something. Passing the bar exam is an example of a goal a person may strive to achieve. Getting a promotion, raising a set amount of money for a charity or getting an article published in an industry periodical are examples of other goals …

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Barre Fitness: What It Is & Why It’s So Good for Your Body

You’ve been looking at that Barre class on the schedule of your favorite yoga studio for months now but have yet to take the plunge and sign up. Barre fitness isn’t exactly new, but it has more recently begun showing up as a regularly offered class in many studios. This has a lot of people, …

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Why Barre Pilates Is the Answer for Amping Up Your Fitness Routine

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The image of a ballet dancer is one that embodies grace. While we might envy the fluid gracefulness of ballet, the dancers themselves are also incredibly strong. Of course, some of this has something to do with their non-stop dedication to the art but the movements used in ballet also play a huge role in …

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4 Reasons Why Flexibility Is Important for Your Health

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Have you ever watched a young child play? It’s amazing how flexible their bodies are, and how they’re able to contort themselves into practically any position as they climb trees and playground equipment with ease? It can be hard to remember that most of us started out with that exact same level of flexibility, especially …

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How Pilates Fits Into Total Fitness Program

While it absolutely is true that some physical activity is better than no physical activity at all, people that want to get truly healthy cannot rely on just one type of physical activity alone. When it comes to Pilates, for example, there are those who believe doing some stretching and strength conditioning are enough to …

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Is Barre Pilates Cardio?

For good health, you need a mix of strength training and cardio. Many people considering barre Pilates wonder whether this workout conveniently checks off both boxes. The truth is that barre was created specifically to be an all-body workout that provides intervals of cardio, strength and stretching to give you a more thorough and balanced …

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How and Why to Work on Your Posture

Poor posture doesn’t just look bad. It can cause back pain, self esteem issues and can contribute to back and neck injuries. Is your posture less than perfect? Consider these tips and practices to improve your posture and your health. 1. Work on your core. Your core muscles support your torso and make it possible …

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Can I do barre pilates when I’m injured?

There’s nothing more frustrating that being sidelined after an injury. What’s going to happen to all your progress? Should you just push through the pain? While you may feel like you want to get back to your regimen as soon as possible, there are times you should take a break and times when you should change …

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What are isometric moves?

If you’ve ever watched a ballet barre workout, you have probably noticed that there isn’t a lot of movement going on a lot of the time. Participants will either stand perfectly still or move in tiny inch by inch movements. Why is that? Isn’t barre supposed to be an intense core-focused work out. It it. …

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