Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Barre classes have become increasing popular. They are designed to elongate muscles, lift seats, flatten abs and chisel the upper body. Fusing influences of ballet (but be warned – this is not a dance class!), yoga and pilates, students rely on their own bodyweight for resistance and use the ballet barre for various exercises for balance in their execution. Tiny muscles – often overlooked – are called into action in smaller, moderate and full ranges of motion to work the muscles to exhaustion.
Barre Evolution in Mount Pleasant says it is for women of all shapes, sizes and fitness level. “It irrefutably works to transform bodies, says Nancy Meyer co-owner with Nicole Wallen of Barre Evolution. “With the consistency of 3 or 4 classes a week, in a month’s time physical results are usually inevitable, yet personal. For some, they sleep better, others find flexibility they never had. The previously injured are able to exercise again and many discover a body transformation believed to be beyond their own reach.”