Barre workouts differ slightly in structure, most methods incorporate exercises done at a ballet barre (you can use the back of a chair) combined with elements of ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Barre exercises rely mainly upon one’s body weight for resistance, and the moves challenge your core stability and balance. While many barre methods offer introductory classes for beginner students, most barre classes are considered multi-level and are appropriate for a variety of fitness levels and body sizes.
The class will be set to upbeat music (to keep you motivated), and will begin with a warm up and a sequence of upper-body exercises to include push-ups and planks. We then move on and target the upper body focusing on bicep, tricep, shoulder, chest and back muscles using light weights. Then we move into a series of barre or floor exercises that focus on the lower body – thighs, glutes, and hips. We finish with Pilates abdominal exercises followed with stretches.
Thursday 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Campus Rec Studio 5 (you must bring your Phoenix Card to access the studio)