5 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home

February 15, 2014

Industry News

barre classesYou don’t even have leave home to tone your entire body — Self shows us five ultrasculpting barre moves for a lean, sexy bod.

You’ve likely heard of barre studios like Pure Barre, Bar Method, Barre3, FlyBarre, Xtend Barre . . . and the list goes on.

While each has an individual sculpting method and style, all focus on small, isometric movements combined with stretches to lengthen muscles. The technique stems from The Lotte Berk Method, an exercise developed in the late 1960s by German dancer Lotte Berk, and brought to the United States in the 1970s by one of her students.

Today’s workouts incorporate moves from ballet, yoga and Pilates, and use props like lightweights, yoga blocks, resistance bands, weighted balls and Pilates rings. Fun props, but many moves can be done without the extras.  (Read Full Article)

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