Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class that combines elements of Strength training, Pilates, Dance and Yoga. Barre Fit Warriors offers two types of Barre classes, Barre 45 and Barre 60.
Barre 45 is a fast-paced version of Barre 60. In both you get a full-body workout—strengthening the arms, legs, and core. Barre 45 offers the flexibility in your schedule to get a workout in if you don’t have time for that full hour or you just like shorter workouts. New too Barre? Start with a Barre 60 class to get familiar with the class before increasing the pace.
Barre is a unique fitness style that incorporates isometric movements to fatigue the muscles faster. In class you have the option to use weights, resistance bands and a small ball to increase resistance but equipment is not required. The use of a barre, chair or stable surface helps support the body and allows you to work, target and isolate a specific area while working safely. Barre is a low-impact workout that supports the joints, works to strengthen the muscles, improve core strength and posture while giving the body a lean toned look.
Each class you will be guided through a new and dynamic routine to keep you on your toes and away from that fitness plateau. Modifications are offered throughout class. Group classes are livestream, allowing for group and personalized corrections throughout class. You get that one on one feel in a group setting to maximize the most from your workout, getting that personalized experience from the comfort of your home. The harder you work the more you’ll shake and the quicker you’ll see results.
With Barre 45 or Barre 60, equipment is optional. You are working with your own body resistance; the dumbbells, ball, TheraBand, and loop bands are additive. You have the option to buy equipment (recommendations can be given upon request) or you can use what you have around the house.
See the general list of equipment below (and alternatives). To note that not all this equipment is used every class, your trainer will specify at the beginning of class what you’ll need for your workout that day.
- A barre for balance—a sturdy chair with a back, a countertop or a banister;
- Yoga Mat—non-slip surface, carpet;
- Small loop band/long band—panty hose/tights work well;
- Ball—pillow or rolled up hand towel;
- Light (1-2lbs) & Heavy (3-5lbs) weights—canned goods or water bottles that properly fit in your hands; and
- Optional: Barre socks (socks with grips) or barefoot.
PILOXING 45 is the best of Boxing, Pilates and Dance. This 45 min workout is structured using blocks of Boxing, Pilates and Dance to create a high-energy interval workout and it’s fun! This exciting fitness program is catered to burn maximum calories, increase stamina, improve cardiovascular health and work your coordination. Plus, it’s a great muscle-toning workout that will leave you feeling empowered.
For Piloxing SSP the only added equipment is a pair of weighted gloves, which can be purchased upon request.
Optional: You can wear running shoes (somewhat flexible) or go barefoot.
PILOXING Barre 45 is an exciting fitness ‘Barre’ workout, utilizing the same fundamental disciplines from the already world-renowned fitness craze, PILOXING. This 45 min workout is low impact and incorporates elements from Boxing, Pilates and Dance to create a fun cardiovascular workout, with the elements of power, grace and fluidity. Your instructor will guide you through the different blocks while pushing you to your limits.
When taking Piloxing Barre, a “barre”, chair, or stable surface is used for added stability and a pair of weighted gloves, which can be purchased upon request.
Yoga Flow incorporates energetic movement through a series of asanas (Yoga poses), the use of breath allows the body to move fluidly through space. Improving flexibility and strength throughout the entire body, Yoga flow is low impact and suitable for all levels.
Yoga Mat, Yoga Block and Yoga Strap.
Yin Yoga is a slow practice that focuses mainly on breath, sensation and awareness. With Yin, asanas (postures) are held for longer periods of time and breath work is used to deepen into a pose. Yin Yoga targets deep connective tissues, releases fascia and improves joint mobility. Poses are held for 3 minutes +, allowing the body to relax, decrease stress levels, boost circulation, and increase flexibility.
Yoga Mat, Yoga Block and Yoga Strap.
Classes can be booked up to 30 minutes before the start time. You will automatically receive the Zoom access link 20 minutes before the class is scheduled to start. To note, classes must be cancelled 1 Hour before the start time or a late cancellation fee will automatically apply.
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