You’ve probably noticed that more and more Pilates, Yoga, and other fitness studios are offering barre workouts. But what exactly is a barre workout and what are its benefits?
As you might have imagined, a barre workout utilizes a waist-high bar that runs along the wall of a workout space. Just like in ballet class.
Guys! Don’t get turned off just yet! You might be surprised at how much you can get out of taking a barre class. Especially when the class is paired with other complementary exercises. In fact, I would bet that many men might feel more challenged in a class that includes isometric exercises as they are rarely the preferred discipline in a gym workout.
Hold up – iso what?
Isometric exercises are performed in a way that your joints are static and your muscles aren’t lengthening. Some popular examples of isometric exercises are the plank (where you rest on your elbows in a push-up position for a predetermined amount of time) and wall sits (sitting static with your back against the wall). If you have done either of these, you know that the burn is real!
These are exactly the type of exercises that are performed in a barre workout. But what makes our barre class stand out?
We combine the best of Pilates, dance, cardio, and weight training to create a high-paced, vigorous workout that is fun and ass-kicking.
Looking for some reasons to sign up? Here are 5:
Our Barre workout is fun!
This is a workout you won’t get tired of. We shift courses throughout the class, so you won’t get burned out. It’ll keep you on toes as we vary the focus from upper body to lower body and glutes, while always being aware of our core. It’s a fun way to get a total body workout while being mindful of our joints and proper alignment.
Anyone can do Barre!
Our instructors are able to create workouts that benefit all body types. We accommodate beginners, pro-athletes, and busy parents. Our challenging class poses very little to no risk of injury.
Our Barre class is cardio
Don’t get me wrong, I love running, and I love biking, but at times, I need to mix things up. And sometimes you just need to give your joints a bit of a break. Our class is low-impact cardio. This is fat burning at its finest – shedding pounds without straining your body.
But it’s also strength training
Our barre class utilizes the mat, weights, and the bar to effectively tone muscles. Barre movements, specifically, create long, lean muscles. The small and repetitive movements will have your muscles burning, so you know that you’re getting a great workout in.
Barre increases mobility and posture
Whether you are an avid runner or just looking to stop the thigh burn while tackling a set of stairs, the barre workout will improve your performance. Picture a ballerina’s toned, sinewy, and sculpted body. You’ll develop and tone those long and lean muscles. After a few classes, you’ll notice that everyday movements and athletic activities are completed with increased ease. Your muscles move and flow with grace, which is huge for injury prevention.
Toned arms, long, lean legs, and rockin’ core. At Sierra Symmetry, we combine the best of barre and Pilates, resulting in a truly ass-kicking workout.
Sierra Symmetry is now offering TRX Classes too!
We understand as you head into winter and are longing to run or bike on trails covered with snow that perhaps you’d like to increase your endurance. That’s why we’ve decided to add TRX – also called The Pilates Suspension Method – to our offerings at Sierra Symmetry. The Pilates Suspension method, performed on the TRX Suspension Trainer, will utilize the skills you’ve acquired while attending Pilates classes and Sierra Symmetry and increase the endurance required to perform them by eliminating the full support of our typical Pilates equipment.
Are you ready? Browse our class schedule today!