The Benefits of Barre Fitness
Thanks to barre fitness, you don’t need to be a ballerina to get the strong, lean bodies that dancers have long been admired for. Best described as a fusion of ballet, Pilates, and yoga, barre fitness uses a series of targeted, repetitive, low-impact movements that quickly burns fat and sculpts muscles.
“The biggest misconception is that you need dance experience to try barre,” says Marlo Brausse, an owner of the Body Barre Studios in Calgary. While there are elements of barre workouts that are dance-inspired, the ballet bar is mainly used as a prop to help you to support your body weight and target your legs in a new way.
Still not sure if barre fitness is right for you? We’ve rounded up the top eight reasons why barre classes should be a regular part of your workout routine.