Sculpt lean and toned muscles with this energising and dynamic group class to challenge and change your body. No ballet experience or tutus required!
Barre Attack efficiently blends Pilates with dance, cardio and strength-training. Specifically targeting arms, legs and core, it strengthens and lengthens your body. Powered by energising, heart pumping music that makes you need to move, this class uses choreographed movement patterns with the support of a ballet barre to take you through a flow of high-powered sequences that will keep you energised and motivated.
What to Expect in a Barre Class
Fun. Energy. Moving. Shaking. Just some of the words that spring to mind.
Barre (as in a ballet barre) style workouts have seen a dramatic increase in popularity over the last few years! And for good reason… they are fun and effective! Barre classes and methods do vary but most classes combine elements from Pilates, Dance and Fitness. At Reform Pilates we teach the Barre Attack method. You can find out more about Barre Attack here (link to www.barreattack.com)
The length of our classes range from 45 to 60 minutes long. They are held to music sitting at a 128bpm - that’s a good beat and a good tempo to get your heart racing! Our classes will start with a warm up, followed by a mix of barre, cardio and stretch sections. The equipment varies from class to class, but could include the use of the barre, elastic, ball, weights or mat. For much of the class you’ll have one or both hands on the barre or be doing exercises just off the barre.
Advice for beginners
If you’re new to Barre Attack - our biggest piece of advice is don’t over do it! Focus on your body position, breathing and timing. Have fun, and just go with it! Barre classes are a full body workout so expect and accept that it could be hard and might work out areas of your body that will surprise you. If you need to take a break, take it. Don’t try and keep up with everyone in your class. Keep in mind that the people around you may have been doing Barre Attack classes for years (those great legs and butts don’t happen by accident!).
After your first class be careful walking down stairs! You’ll be tired and your legs will be wondering what just happened. That’s good though… that means it worked!Finally, if you stick with Barre, you can expect results!Just take a look at anyone who has been doing barre classes a few times a week for several months. We call them Barre Babes!