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Health Benefits of A Barre Class ❤️

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

Barre classes have many health-related benefits. I think most people stop and see the cute, small weights, and colorful yoga mats and think it's 'easy' so it won't make a difference to your health. That thought couldn't be more wrong.

  1. Cardiorespiratory Endurance: Barre gets your heart rate up quick! Not only does this improve your cardiorespiratory endurance, but it's great for your metabolism. Barre classes are designed to keep you moving the entire hour. The classes are purposely designed with cardio specific movements as well as active recovery movements that keep your muscles engaged or moving, but your heart rate has a chance to come down. Why is this so important? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA. So, get that heart pumping now; it will thank you later. ❤️

  2. Body Composition: Did you know barre classes can help you lose weight? The low impact movement and fun, upbeat classes are addicting and keep you coming in regularly. The most important thing when you're trying to lose weight? Consistency, my friends. Just. Keep. Moving. This hour of nonstop moving can burn more calories than going for a run! 🏃‍♀️

  3. Flexibility: Flexibility isn't just being able to stretch in to the splits. It's important to stretch daily to increase your range of motion in the joints, improve blood circulation and posture, and release any muscular tension throughout the body. Movement alone improves flexibility, but why not enjoy a fun, group class and follow along with an instructor to stretch? Having a certified instructor in front of you means you're getting proper cueing for alignment for stretches, and better cueing for how to incorporate your breath for stretching.

  4. Muscular Strength: Yes, barre classes sometimes use weights. No, working out with weights will not make you bulky. Incorporating weights into your workout allows you to progress to new levels in your ability to move. Just using your own bodyweight to workout is also great, and you'll see that quite often in a barre class. Adding weights gives your body a chance to progress to the next level; when it gets harder is when you want to push even more- that's your point of growth. 💪🏻

  5. Muscular Endurance: Are you trying to improve your endurance during a workout? Barre is the best place to start! Following along with a song or counting down reps means you can't stop. You'll be surprised how capable you are. Having the instructor and classmates motivate you to keeping pursuing and telling yourself that you absolute can keep moving helps endurance. We get stuck in our heads a lot; sometimes we don't say the nicest things to ourselves. Group fitness classes can help improve that- you can push yourself to the next level with a little help. 🤗

  6. Mental Health: Oh man, this one is probably the most important...I once had a dance teacher tell me after a tough rehearsal, "Dance is 10% physical, and 90% mental." She was right. You truly can do anything if you put your mind to it. Moving releases happy toxins into your body and when you're in a room full of great people with great music you can't help but smile. Barre will improve your mood, and contribute to a positive mindset.

Wanted to put these ideas to the test? Come take a class with us! We can't wait to meet you!

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