Barre Blitz – what’s all the fuss about?

We’ve just launched our unique Barre Blitz classes, taught by our Pilates Instructor and Ballet Teacher, Katrin Neue. We’ve asked Katrin some pressing questions to which we all want the answers…

So Katrin, what are the benefits of Barre?

Barre classes are based on Ballet, Pilates and conditioning. This means you get a full body workout that’s fun, graceful and yields fast toning results.

By training in an upright position, we challenge our balance and work on our posture, while small isometric movements tone arms, legs and behinds without creating bulk.Barre Class

Barre – like Pilates – is a low­ impact, joint­ friendly class, mainly using our own body weight to strengthen and tone. It also improves your co-ordination, posture, balance and stamina, just like ballet but with ­no dance experience required!

What can clients expect in the class?

The main focus of a barre class is your lower body and core – lots of thigh and butt­ toning little pulses, pliés, leg lifts and squeezes. We use small equipment like flexbands and small weights to accelerate the toning effects. Expect a lot of repetitions – not the boring gym­ type ones though! We use music throughout and the class has a high energy with cardiovascular and stretching sections to keep you on your toes.

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