With strength, flexibility, and balance come grace—and regular classes at the barre will certainly make you look and feel more graceful. Long lean muscles created from this core-focused workout build long, lean muscles not a stocky, bulky physique.
You Can Practice At Home
Like running, barre classes can really be done anywhere. So if you can’t afford a studio membership, don’t put your pirouette dreams away just yet. A high chair or countertop can easily substitute for a ballet bar in a pinch—and I’ll bet you have one of each at home.
It all starts from the core, and once the core is working a domino effect occurs. Suddenly, the surrounding muscles in the upper abdominals, hips, buttocks, legs, arms, and entire body are also working to stabilize your barre exercises.
Pirouettes at Any Age
No, you don’t need to don a frilly pink tutu for barre class to workout like you did in ballet when you were 6-years old. It’s never too late to start, even if you’re 60-years old, there is room for you at the barre and classes for every age group.
No Dance Experience Needed
Just like yoga, anyone with any body type can benefit from barre. And you don’t need any dance experience to learn the basic moves and build on them as you burn calories, shred fat, and tone your body.