There’s a new Barre in town, no not a cocktail bar, no not a bar with a secret code or membership, not a solicitors exam to attain that famous grey wig. Its…the latest fitness trend spreading the globe that has a celebrity following including Madonna, Denise Richards, Natalie Portman, Miranda Kerr, to name a few.
Here’s what the stars are saying about the workout :
“It just knocks your butt off” – Drew Barrymore
“Just got done doing the Bar Method. I’m dying!!” – Dita Von Teese
“It’s incredible to start getting muscles in places on my body that I never knew I could get. I really do love my body now” – Kelly Osbourne
What is The Barre Concept workout?
The combined elements of the different methods fuse to form a challenging and exciting workout, which stretches and sculpts the muscles, whilst burning fat. Balance, strength, stamina, power, flexibility and motor control all improve. This workout produces dramatic results that sculpt and redefine the entire body. The low impact, total body workout lifts the bum, tones the thighs, flattens the abs and sculpts the arms, whilst protecting the joints. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve. The result is a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently. Stretches are performed after each strength section of the class to ensure the muscles are re-lengthened to create a body that is strong and toned. This workout is suitable for everybody as various adaptations are given throughout the class to suit the abilities of all students.
What are the benefits of practising this method?
• Increased stamina and cardiovascular efficiency
• Improved posture in static and dynamic work
• Increased flexibility and joint range of motion
• Increase in muscle tone without the added bulk of some other regimes
• Decreased risk of injury due to an increase in core strength
• Increased sense of wellbeing
Do I need any dance or ballet experience?
No, you will be introduced to some ballet terminology, but it’s not a dance class, and no dance experience is required, it’s a full body conditioning workout class.
Do men practice Barre?
Yes! It was recently in Mens Health magazine AND! Arnold Schwarzenegger used to combine his weight lifting and body building with Barre!
Barre Concept Teachers
Barre Concept was created and developed by fitness expert Emma Newham, who has been in the fitness industry for over two decades. Having studied classical RAD ballet since the age of 8, Emma is delighted to combine her background in Personal training, yoga and Pilates teaching with her former ballet training. Barre Concept is the first barre course in the world to gain international accreditation.
Carliann Parry has been passionate about yoga for a number of years; she teaches Sivananda, Yin yoga, corporate yoga, 121s and meditation at a number of studios in Liverpool. She completed her training at Sivananda Ashram in Kerela India and has also studied with the British Wheel of yoga in Liverpool, as well as under taking many yin intensives in London over the years. She is the first fully qualified Barre Concept teacher in Liverpool. “I’m excited to be bringing this amazing workout to a city that values health and wellbeing, yoga is our work-in, fitness is our work-out, I believe we need both for balance of strength and flexibility of both body and mind.”
Where can I take a class?
YOGA EUPHORIA, BIRKDALE
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