Ballet Barre Workout. We Tried It, and LOVED IT!
If you are looking for the best workout in Cleveland, I know you have heard about Ballet Barre. If you have not heard, Ballet Barre is a combination of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates. The reason that so many Cleveland moms are talking about the great results they are getting with Barre is that it focuses on lower and upper body areas including thighs, hips, abdominals, and arms. Really, TOTAL BODY! These muscle groups are strengthened through slow controlled movements, and then are stretched out, leaving you longer, leaner, tighter, and stretched.
One of Cleveland’s most popular Ballet Barre Instructors is Angela Seitz. “We have designed an hour-long class, with a strong emphasis on posture, core strength, back and ballet technique,” said Seitz, Co-Owner of Prana Yoga & Dance Studio in Broadview Heights. “Students use a ballet barre and their own body for resistance while doing various leg, hip and seat exercises. Light hand weights are also used during class to do high reps that focus on the arms, back and shoulders. At Prana, we have broken our Barre Classes into 4 Levels so each student can find her perfect fit.”
Top 5 reasons to shake up your exercise routines with Ballet Barre
You do not have to be a ballerina or even a good dancer.
Any body type, fitness level, and age can do ballet Barre.
The workouts burn fat and are easy on your joints. (Like Yoga, you can modify poses to make them easier or more difficult.)
The class format changes regularly so you will never get bored.
You will feel better, shed weight and gain energy (Disclaimer: you have to go more than once.)
Thank you to Angela Seitz and everyone at Prana Yoga & Dance for their contribution to this post. To learn more about Ballet Barre at Prana check out their websites. www.PranaYogaAndDance.com or www.PranaDanceStudio.com Alos check out the story about Ballet Barre at Prana Yoga and Dance on NPR’s ideastream. (Link)
Cleveland Mom Fitness TIP! If you have trouble finding the time to exercise, schedule a fixed date to attend class with a friend. If you promise a friend to attend class, you are less likely to skip it. In addition, the social aspect makes exercise more fun.