BarreConcept® Workouts

Barre Training is the latest fitness trend spreading the globe that has a celebrity following including Madonna, Denise Richards and Natalie Portman to name a few. 

Emma Newham (Pilates Union, UK) lifelong fitness guru and Pilates Master has designed a new hot workout, BarreConcept®.   BarreConcept® is an internationally accredited company that now offers several Certified (approved by CanfitPro in Canada and REP’s in the UK) BarreConcept Instructors here in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Ireland.  Christine Smith is one of those instructors.

Here’s what the stars are saying about the Barre workout:

“It just knocks your butt off” -  Drew Barrymore

“It’s incredible to start getting muscles in places on my body that I never knew I could get. I really do love my body now “ – Kelly Osbourne

What is it?
This increasingly popular exercise regime incorporates the precision of Pilates with the positions, moves, grace and technique of ballet.  Add to this the alignment of yoga and the strength from sports conditioning and you will have all the aspects of a typical Barre workout.  BarreConcept® is an exciting workout which will  stretch and sculpt your muscles while burning fat.  Balance, strength, stamina, power, flexibility and motor control all improve.  This workout can produce dramatic results that sculpt and redefine the entire body.  You are going to love how your body feels and looks.

The low impact, total body workout lifts the butt, tones the thighs, flattens the abs, and sculpts the arms, whilst protecting the joints.  Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness.  Added  benefits are that posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve.  The end result being a  body that is realigned, rebalanced that also works harmoniously and efficiently.  Stretches are performed after each strength section of the class to ensure the muscles are re-lengthened to create a body that is strong without added bulk.   This workout is suitable for everybody as various adaptations are given throughout the class to suit the abilities of all students, so everyone gets to share in the fun.  The classes are meant to be enjoyable, energizing, and provide a new challenge, you are guaranteed to feel your thighs and butt.  Resistance training is part of the routine, which will be done with a variety of props, weights, fitness circle, bands etc.    Classes are taught in a group, one on one, or two to one, always to upbeat music which will motivate you to get the most out of your workout, and leave class feeling rejuvenated.

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Check out my home page to watch Emma's promotional video, and very popular 20 min Barre workout

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