Updated: Jun 18
Holistic nutrition and training go hand in hand. Physical wellness is a dimension that can carries many different modalities when it comes to full body functional training. Of the many fitness formats out there, I believe Barre training is among the most productive training programs.
What is Barre Training?
Barre training is a three-in-one low conditioning class. It is a combination of ballet movements, Pilates’ strength, and lengthening/stretching to conclude. It is one 45-minute class with a super energizing workout for the whole body. You prop up your balance on the “barre” while focusing on isometric strength exercises (however, you don't always need a barre for an engaging barre class).
Benefits of Barre Training
The movements might be small, and the sweating might be less intense, but the benefits are below:
Barre training focuses on building up the strength of the shoulder and chest, keeping you from slouching.
Barre training is an excellent exercise for glutes. It strengthens pelvis, lightens pressure on back, hips, and knees and works on the posterior chain.
Being a strength exercise, barre training focuses on your abdominal muscles to help correct their alignment and improve tone.
isometric strength exercises in barre training build strength in the muscles of the back and spine. Barre training alleviates the pressure on these muscles and helps relieve back pain. Strong back muscles help improve posture, as well.
We tend to focus more on glutes and abs, ignoring the equally important limb muscles. Barre training is a whole-body workout that includes push-ups, shoulder work, bicep curls, and triceps dips.
No strength training is complete without building flexibility. The combination of stretch and focus on barre training helps build flexibility exponentially.
Barre connects the effects of Yoga with HIIT training. It is a mental challenge that requires focus and mindfulness. It is a form of meditation that will make you feel calm.
Although barre training is not specifically designed for weight loss, the improvement in your posture and alignment helps you feel slimmer. You’ll have toned muscles, longer looking limbs, and a defined posture.