6 Weeks Mixed Ability Barre Course with Susie Murray
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Barre is a fitness class based on the technique and style of a traditional ballet class. The great thing about Barre is you do not need to be a dancer to attend this course (no tap shoes or pointe work required).
This practice is a fusion of Ballet, Pilates, and Yoga that will leave you with improved posture, muscle definition, increased flexibility and reduced stress. The course is a dynamic and invigorating workout.
Starting with a warm-up we begin to wake up the core of the body and encourage the breath and body to move in harmony and strengthen the neuro-muscular (mind-body) connection.
From there is an upper body exercise section (think weights and planks) and then using the ballet barre to focus on thigh and seat muscles.
Strength & Endurance
During this section, we focus on creating definite small isometric contractions to isolate specific muscles and maintain strength endurance. It is here you may experience the shake or jelly legs, this regularly occurs during our Barre section due to spending an extended time in a muscle contraction while performing an isometric hold. This is your muscle telling you it’s tired but don’t worry this is a good thing when practised correctly so try to stick with it. What we are also taking into account for this class is functional movement so we include full range squats and cardio.
Warm Down & Rejuvenation
Then our cool down will bring us through a deep flow style movement sequence to stretch and elongate the body. We balance out all our hard work by surrendering deep into this flow to let go. This class is developed to make you feel rejuvenated and fantastic in your body and we are so excited to meet you at the barre.
The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.