For that reason in particular it is highly important for them to make sure they squeeze in some me-time and exercise is the best way to do that.
Barre Body is an exercise routine, recently launched in South Africa, and is the quickest, most effective way to get results from your precious hour of exercise.
Barre Body is where the ballet barre meets Yoga & Pilates. This total body conditioning technique combines the grace of the ballet barre with the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates – an intense workout, guaranteed to transform and sculpt your entire body and assist time pressed moms to acheive maximum results.
The classes are choreographed to excellent music in a fun, supportive and high-energy environment. However, the technique protects your joints, as it doesn’t involve any bouncing or jumping.
The combination of strengthening, conditioning and toning works on the areas of the body all women struggle with: abs, hips, seat and arms. Of course it is also suitable for men and provides targeted muscle strength.
Classes are created to be entirely functional, every movement has intelligence behind it. Barre Body also strengthens the body in a way that supports how we live in the world. Picking up heavy bags, groceries and children place a high demand on the body and the sequences place a strong emphasis on finding balance and becoming flexible and strong.
While Barre Body is not a whole family activity, the studio is a place where mothers can take time out for themselves or bring along their teenage daughters. If post baby bulges are proving hard to shake off, Barre Body exercise is just the fix you need.
New mom Marni Rosenthal Chaikin says, “My abs went back to their pre baby appearance and, perhaps more importantly, I was able to slide back into my pre baby clothes including my jeans. It’s so effective at targeting areas that women tend to lose control of while carrying a baby. About 4 weeks after delivery and with my doctor’s clearance, I went back to taking class and it felt so amazing”. “As a post baby workout Barre is perfect because my body didn’t want or feel the need to do anything high impact so the classes allowed me to work out without putting extra stress on my body. I burned away the excess layer that pregnancy often naturally brings with it and was left with a toned, post-baby body.”
What to expect:
- Develop the length of a dancer and the strength of an athlete.
- No co-ordination required or steps to learn.
- An intensive heart pumping fat-burning-butt-lifting-cardio blast.
- Using the core conditioning aspects of a Pilates session making.
- Energizes and increases stamina.
- Increases flexibility and creates a natural flow to the body.