Want the body of a dancer without spending your life in ballet shoes?
Then the 180° Barre Method may be exactly what you’re looking for. Designed with a woman’s problems areas in mind – the back of the arms, your caboose and thighs – you can get a lean dancer’s physique by combining Pilates, ballet and yoga.
What is the 180° Barre Method?
The Barre method is the latest trend in fitness. Most exercises are done at a ballet bar (or barre) and focus on strengthening your core and improving your balance. It’s low impact, highly effective and a lot more fun that walking on a treadmill!
What’s so great about it?
It gets results – you’ll be sleeker, leaner and chiseled. Plus, it’s fun! With some great music and dance moves, you’ll forget your even exercising. You’ll become more flexible, more coordinated and stronger at the same time.
Who will benefit from this?
The 180° Barre Method is for people who are looking for strong, toned muscles. Not all classes have a cardio component, but you will break a sweat. Whether you’re new to fitness classes or you’re an old pro, you’ll see results from the Barre Method after about ten classes. If you’re in great shape, you’ll burn around 400 calories per class. If you’re in not-so-great shape, you’ll burn even more.
So what are the classes like?
The classroom looks a lot like a ballet studio. The room at About Face Mind and Body has wood floors, and no shoes are required. You’ll use different equipment, like an exercise ball, light weights and stretch bands. You’ll use muscles you didn’t even know you had, and although it may take a few weeks to get the hang of it, even a newbie will have a ton of fun and see fantastic results.
Classes last about an hour and typically include a warm-up, followed by 10 to 15 minutes of working each muscle group. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.