Barre

3 Benefits of Barre Fitness for Runners

Where the Road Meets the Barre We often think of our typical runner and barre enthusiast as two very different type of exercisers, but really, they shouldn’t be. Barre is actually one of the best ways for runners to cross train. It offers a low impact workout (which gives runner’s

The Down and Dirty History of Barre Fitness

“It is true that everything worthwhile in life is worth working hard for, and surely it is worth a little hard work to achieve a super shapely body that works well, a body full of vitality that makes you feel happy to be alive.” -Lottie Berk Barre fitness is hot!

Dance Research – Let’s Geek out on the Exercise Science!

Dancers are artistic athletes, creating expression and beauty through the use of their body.  This form of athleticism requires great amounts of strength, flexibility, balance, control, endurance, and aerobic stamina. Research has shown classical ballet dancers to work at intermittent levels of 80-94% of VO2max within classes, rehearsals, and during

“What the Tuck” – Fix that Anatomy in Barre Fitness Classes

In my recent blog Let’s Challenge 3 Barre Fitness Class Misconceptions, I did not speak of the infamous “tuck” position found in some barre classes. I felt that this position shouldn’t be lumped together with other misconceptions, but rather discussed on its own. So this week, let’s investigate this position.

Let’s Challenge 3 Common Barre Fitness Class Beliefs

As has been discussed in various GXunited posts, Barre fitness classes are packed right now. This is fabulous because the classes are inspiring students to new levels of fitness. However, before you jump on board to get certified and teach this popular format, it is important to be educated versus just listening to

How to Avoid Foot Injuries in Barre Fitness Classes

Recently, I have been asked by several barre instructors why I do not believe in training participants to be in a forced arch with knees driven over the feet while pulsing rapidly for a lengthy period of time. I believe this position overly compromises the functionality of the body, thus creating a