CORE BARRE™ is a system of movement designed to create strength, flexibility and a balanced body. It is based on elements of Pilates, Ballet, and Athletic Conditioning and consists of high energy, low impact and fat burning exercises. Participating in CORE BARRE creates a new found awareness of the body and an appreciation for SMART MOVEMENT®.
Smart movement is simply movement of the body with focus, precision and strength not only in the physical realm but also in the context of general well-being. As we learn to engage in exercises that balance out the muscles groups in our bodies, we learn to balance out our mind as well, which in turn facilitates clarity to make better choices in our daily living and hence promotes well-being.
The CORE BARRE movements exercise our bodies in such a manner that does not cause injury or further promote imbalances. Rather it strengthens all muscles and re-programs the body to move in the way it was naturally designed to. CORE BARRE participants quickly learn that engaging in a workout or class exercise does not have to mean ' no-pain, no-gain'. In fact, movements in CORE BARRE exercises are designed to be effortless, graceful, and energy generating, creating a meaningful and purposeful rhythm that is attuned to our bodies and surroundings.
A CORE BARRE™ class is 55 minutes in length in an energetic group setting that is accompanied by music. The class starts in the center where we incorporate light weights and simple movements to increase the heart rate, warm up the large muscle groups, bring mobility to the spine and awareness to stability and form.
The Ballet Barre work focuses on very isolated movements that target the thighs and the seat. These exercises are easy to learn and are designed to improve coordination, strength and balance. It follows a consistant syllabus that builds motor and muscular control which in turn helps to perfect the technique. Abdominal work follows which challenge the muscles of the upper and lower abdominals, in both supine and side lying positions, while promoting stability in the lumbo pelvic hip complex. Prone extension exercises promote strengthening the muscles of the mid and lower back while engaging and lengthening the abdominals. The use of proper breath, cueing and modifications are given to promote effective and safe exercise.
Focused active isolated stretching encourages flexibility, range of motion and a sense of well being. Done on its own or in conjunction with other types of fitness, CORE BARRE will produce excellent results and an appreciation for Smart Movement®.
- Tuesdays at 10am
- Thursdays at 10am
- $20 for a single class or $180 for a class card of 10 classes.
CORE BARRE™ available for Teacher Training. www.corebarre.com