Why You Should Take a Barre Class

Women doing barre fitness
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Barre workouts are no longer just for ballerinas—they have become very popular in the last 10 years, helping women to build strength and improve their posture. The roots of the classes are from ballet and it encourages a lot of repetition of dynamic isometric movements that are low impact on your bones and joints.

Since the pandemic there has been a big rise in popularity because you can do it anywhere and you don’t need much space or equipment. Here’s why you should take a barre class.

The Benefits of Barre

There are loads of benefits from doing a barre class including toning every part of your body and it increases bone density as it is considered a form of resistance training. Since all the movements are very controlled, there is a lot of focus on your core, shoulders, and hips which are the key stabilizers in your body. Posture is the main component and you will be able to see any weaknesses or imbalances in your body from just one class.

What Do You Need?

If you are doing it in a class environment there will be a long bar for you to hold on to. If you are home all you need is a chair, a set of dumbbells, a resistance band, and a soft pilates ball. Find a class near you or online and start practicing those moves to support your joints and improve your posture.