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NEW BLOCK TBC

We are inviting you to join us for a 3 week block of Barre Classes. Barre classes help me personally, because I have to strengthen the areas around my dodgy hip and Barre does it beautifully! 

Barre is a combination of Ballet moves, Pilates and Conditioning with an element of Yoga

A class is a 45 minute Barre Workout suitable for all levels and abilities - modifications and alternatives will be given to everyone needing those.

We have a good selection of Barre Workouts in our On Demand Library that can be accessed at £10.99 a month - these will complement your sessions wonderfully!

A block of 3 sessions is £21 

PAYG - £8

Hope to see you at the BARRE!!!!

Check out our fabulous workshop HERE - so much fun!!

Click HERE to see some snippets of a Barre Class

Benefits of BARRE Classes:

  • Sculpt & Tone 

 

  • Improve flexibility and mobility

 

  • Enhance core strength and stability

 

  • Promote overall well-being

 

  • Enhance body awareness and mind-body connection

 

  •  Sculpt and Tone: Experience the power of resistance training with the incorporation of small weights and resistance bands.The session will feature mini practices that target different muscle groups, helping you sculpt and define your body while enhancing your overall strength and endurance.

 

  •  Improve flexibility and mobility: Flexibility is a key component of Barre workouts. Through a series of dynamic stretches and movements, the session will help participants improve their flexibility, increase joint mobility, and enhance overall range of motion.

 

  •  Enhance core strength and stability: The core plays a crucial role in Barre classes. By focusing on core engagement and activation, Barre class aims to strengthen the deep stabilising muscles of the abdomen and back, resulting in improved posture, balance, and overall core stability.

 

  •  Enhance body awareness and mind-body connection: Barre emphasises the mind-body connection and the importance of mindful movement. The session will guide participants through exercises that promote body awareness, concentration, and mindful breathing, helping to cultivate a deeper connection between the body and mind.

 

  •  Promote overall well-being: Beyond the physical benefits, Barre is designed to promote overall well-being. Through a combination of challenging yet accessible exercises, participants will experience increased energy, reduced stress levels, and a sense of accomplishment and empowerment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between Barre and Pilates?

 

Barre is a workout that combines elements of ballet, Pilates, and Strength training. It focuses on small, isolated movements to target specific muscle groups and improve overall strength and flexibility. Pilates, on the other hand, is a low-impact exercise method that emphasises core strength, stability, and flexibility through controlled movements. While both workouts share similarities, barre incorporates more elements from dance, while Pilates focuses more on core strength and stability.

 

 What are the benefits of barre and Pilates?

 

Both Barre and Pilates offer numerous benefits, including improved strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. They also help to tone and sculpt muscles without adding bulk. Additionally, these workouts can increase body awareness, coordination, and mental focus. Both barre and Pilates can be modified to suit different fitness levels, making them accessible to a wide range of people.

 

 Can I do barre or Pilates if I have no prior dance experience?

 

Absolutely! Neither barre nor Pilates requires any prior dance experience. While barre may incorporate some ballet-inspired movements, the workouts are designed for people of all fitness levels. In fact, many people who practice barre and Pilates have no dance background at all. The classes are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment, with modifications available for beginners.

 

Will barre or Pilates help me lose weight?

 

While barre and Pilates can contribute to weight loss, their primary focus is on building strength, improving flexibility, and toning the body. These workouts can increase your overall metabolism and help you burn calories during and after the session. However, incorporating a balanced diet and other forms of cardiovascular exercise may be necessary for significant weight loss.

 

What should I wear to a barre or Pilates session?

 

It is best to wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing that allows for a full range of movement. Most people wear leggings or shorts and a fitted top. Avoid loose or baggy clothing, as it may hinder your movement and make it difficult for the instructor to assess your form. For barre classes, you may also want to consider wearing grip socks to prevent slipping during exercises.

 

Do I need to bring any equipment to a barre or Pilates session?

 

We provide all the necessary equipment, including mats, resistance bands, Pilates balls, and small hand weights. However, if you have your own equipment please bring it with you 

 

How often should I attend barre or Pilates sessions to see results?

 

Consistency is key when it comes to seeing results from barre and Pilates. To experience the full benefits, it is recommended to attend at least 1-2 sessions per week or practice at home. However, even practicing once a week can still yield improvements in strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. Listening to your body and gradually increasing the frequency of your workouts is important to avoid overtraining and burnout.

 

 Can barre or Pilates help with back pain?

 

Yes, both barre and Pilates can be beneficial for people dealing with back pain. These workouts emphasise proper alignment, core activation, and spine stabilisation, which can help alleviate and prevent back pain. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any exercise program if you have pre-existing back conditions or injuries.

 

Are barre and Pilates suitable for pregnant women?

 

Modified versions of barre and Pilates can be safe and effective for pregnant women, but it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before beginning or continuing these workouts during pregnancy.

 

 Can I do barre or Pilates if I have an injury?

 

If you have a specific injury, it is recommended to consult with a medical professional or physical therapist before participating in barre or Pilates classes. Depending on the injury, modifications and alternatives can be provided to accommodate your needs. Modifications can be offered to provide individual attention to ensure your safety and prevent further injury.

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