A Totally BARRE-able Workout
Are you sick of your current workout routine? It’s important to make sure that your body isn’t stuck in a routine. If you feel bored with your workout, your body probably does too. So why not try something new? A few months ago I read about doing a ballet workout, called the barre method, at home. Whole Living Magazine had an article about using basic ballet movements to get a great workout (yes, I use this as a reference very often, they have some great blogs on their site about all aspects of healthy living, definitely check it out). Some great online references for a basic but very effective routine include the one from Whole Living, called A Ballet Barre Workout (this is what inspired the title of the blog) and another from Redbook Magazine. If you want a complete picture of how a professional ballerina works out, I found a great reference book from the New York Ballet Company. It covers the various aspects that the dancers incorporate into their workout.
Haven’t you ever envied a dancer’s body? Or at least wanted the strength and flexibility that comes with their workouts? Ever wondered how they actually do it? I found a great site that simplified how the barre method works. If done correctly, a barre workout can aid in weight loss. It uses the fat-burning techniques of interval training and also employs muscle-shaping isometrics. The barre is a great workout that you can do at home, at the gym, with friends, or all on your own. Paired with a four-treatment package from New Contours as well as a healthy diet, incorporating this exercise into your routine can have great results.
Blog post written by Cynthia Richter, a recent college graduate of The University of Mary Washington.