Benefits of the Barre

Introducing PHIIT Barre

Barre follows Peak’s signature High Intensity Interval Training principles to challenge you, meaning you’ll see results faster and feel the fat burning effects for hours after your workout!  Barre is designed to tone your entire body, creating longer, leaner muscles using fundamental Ballet and Pilates exercises.

It’s fun and the results are addictive! Join us, and watch your body transform!

It may look like ballet, but it’s not. Essentially, barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Here are 10 reasons to try a barre workout!

  1. Hard on muscles, kind on joints.The small, super-controlled movements that take place in barre classes reduce pressure on your joints, tendons, ligaments and spine. By doing barre regularly, you’ll also notice a remarkable improvement in your core strength and posture.
  1. No experience required. Everyone has different starting points, strengths and challenges, and instructors recognize that. If you are worried about not having any dance training or fear you won’t be able to ‘get it’ or keep up, rest assured that instructors will guide you through all of the movements!
  1. Be worked from head to toe.After each satisfyingly exhausting class, your entire body will truly feel WORKED. You’ll feel stretched, strengthened and invigorated. It truly does foster its own ‘barre high’.
  1. Work muscles to failure.Barre’s tiny motions, many reps, intentional squeezes and pulses (otherwise known as isometric moves) are designed to fatigue muscles to failure. Embrace the shaking as it’s totally natural for your muscles to quiver uncontrollably – it means you are exhausting that muscle and forcing it to tone.
  1. Modifications for every age and level. The beauty of barre classes is that everyone works with small movements and can limit or expand their range of motion to suit their specific needs. Exercises can always be modified whether you’re a beginner, pregnant or have an injury, but can also be amplified if you’re advanced and looking for more of a challenge.
  1. Increased flexibility.Through focused stretching, an improved range-of-motion is one of the greatest benefits of barre exercise. Having flexibility and strength allows you to enjoy a longer, active life free of injuries.
  1. Never boring, always fun.You’ll find that the time spent in class passes very quickly due to the fast pace, variety of exercises, upbeat music, ever-changing choreography and inspiring instructors. It’s never the same class twice!
  1. Lost weight and inches.Many of the workouts target the largest muscle groups in the body, like the thighs and glutes. The larger the muscle, the more calories burned!
  1. Greater range of motion and endurance for all other activities and sports.Barre classes target the core muscle groups that are neglected in conventional strength training, in a variety of interesting ways.
  1.  Rapid results.Yes, you will be sore after the first few classes, but you’ll also see some major results in little time – so stick with it! If you perform a barre workout 2-4 times weekly, you will typically notice changes in as little as one month.
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