5 Big changes you can expect to see when you practice barre

Fitness Magazine shared an article that discusses the benefits of barre fitness that will keep you coming back for more! The author starts by saying “Why are these kinds of workouts so addictive? The positive feelings—and results—you get from a good barre class are unmatched.” Then shares five ways she’s seen her fitness level improve through barre practice (I feel the same way!). Here’s a short summary of her reasons, check out the full article for more detail.

  1. Strength and definition – By strengthening each muscle group thoroughly, you are not only creating amazing definition, you are also strengthening muscles that are often underused and underdeveloped.

  2. Endurance – Think plank position or those poses where you hold completely still as your legs start to quiver and shake. These contractions utilize slow-twitch muscle fibers that can increase stamina and improve your endurance.

  3. Flexibility – Stretching out your muscles will help relieve stress and allow you to move through your day with a little more ease.

  4. Posture – As you strengthen your core, you will notice that you can sit and stand taller and your lower back will take less stress and tension throughout the day.

  5. Mind-body connection -Feel your mind starting to stray? Your teacher will give you step-by-step instructions on where to position your body while also offering hands-on corrections to adjust your alignment.

Cheers to looking like Misty Copeland one day! #Goals

Michelle Nigro