The Class DESIGN
What to expect from your first class...
The warm up is performed to upbeat music in order to warm up the body, mobilise the joints, increase heart rate and cardiovascular efficiency. Arm and feet movements are included that reflect the basic five basic ballet positions and movements used at the barre.
The main bulk of the class is spent at the barre. The main concentration of this section is focused on the legs and butt, although there are a few upper body exercises that may be performed here as well.
IN THE CENTRE and FLOOR WORK
This is where small, light hand weights may be included to work the upper body in terms of strength and endurance. Since there is limited upper body work and abdominal exercises that can be done at the barre, this work is included in the floor work section.
Stretches are performed at the end of the session to elongate the muscles and remove lactic acid build up which reduces muscles soreness.
After your first class, be sure to drink plenty of water so your muscles stay hydrated as they recover. You may be sore but stick with it as your body adjusts and gets stronger.
Barre takes several classes to get the hang of, so be patient and give yourself time to learn the exercises and technique. Our instructors are here to help you get the most out of each class so be sure to talk with them before or after class if you have any questions.
What to expect POST CLASS
BarreConcept exercises require a certain amount of stamina. Barre will help improve your cardiovascular fitness and therefore your ability to burn calories. You will increase muscle tone, which also improves your rate and ability to burn fat. Many students become slimmer and lose inches within months.
How to PREPARE
Aim to arrive 10 minutes before class to get set up
Wear comfortable fitness clothing and socks to protect your feet
Bring plenty of water with you to class
You will be asked to complete a 'Physical Activity Readiness' questionnaire when you arrive