Why Barre?

Barre as a workout technique is taking the world of fitness by storm—and with good reason. Not only does a Barre workout help you maintain good balance and posture, it also has the potential to help you burn off those extra pounds.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to have a dance background to take up barre.

An ideal Barre class aims to tone muscle and burn excess fat while also improving flexibility, balance and posture. A Barre workout is essentially an exercise routine centered around a barre. A typical Barre workout targets all parts of your body in turn. The workout ends with cooling down by stretching exercises that improve flexibility, balance and posture.

Unlike a number of other disciplines, you tend to get results relatively fast with barre—provided, of course, that you keep at it. Barre is a great workout for pregnant women as well, for its routine is low-impact as compared to some more rigorous routines out there. Another plus point of a Barre workout is that it especially appeals to those with a hectic lifestyle, since it is a quicker fitness routine than a number of its counterparts. In fact, an average barre class lasts for 60 minutes from beginning to end.

A far as what to wear to a barre workout is concerned, regular exercise clothes work well. Comfortable leggings and a t-shirt or a tank top is ideal for the routine. You can do the workout bare feet or with well fitting, non-slippery socks.

However, as with any exercise regime, it is always best to check with your health care provider if a barre workout is the best suited to your needs.

Also, while making Barre an essential part of your exercise regime, remember to incorporate other healthy habits into your lifestyle. If you get a good night’s rest, eat nutritious food and cut down on empty calories at the same time as working out the Barre way, there’s no telling how much weight you can lose and how toned and stress-free you can become!

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