Barre incorporates ballet movements, pilates and yoga to give you a full body workout. The class focuses on small pulsing movements (isometric muscle contraction) with emphasis on the form, alignment and core engagement. It builds strength and flexibility and tone your body muscle by muscle.
Barre is great for genders and age and all levels.
Are barre classes for men?
Definitely. Barre classes are suitable for all genders and age. A lot of men sign up and find the class challenging and very useful to build strength and flexibility
What do I need?
A set of light hand weights (0.5- 1kg) or else a set of water bottles (1L = 1kg)
A small pilates ball (15-20cm) or a small cushion
A medium strength resistance band
A yoga or pilates mat
A pair of normal socks that can glide (not the grippy type)
A heavy chair, a counter top or a cabinet (something sturdy) to be used as a barre
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Yoga builds strength and flexibility. Regular practice improves awareness and harmony in both the mind and body
What is Hatha Yoga?
The Sanskrit word हठ haṭha literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In a typical Hatha Yoga class, we usually practise foundation yoga poses or asana in a more static fashion. The breakdown is about 60% static, 40% dynamic practice.
What is the difference between Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga?
Both classes practise very similar yoga poses. Vinyasa Yoga classes focuse more on regulating the breath and have more dynamic flow linking the poses together. It is the transition of the poses that make the class more challenging. Hatha yoga is slightly more static but can be equally challenging with slower and mindful movements throughout the practice.
All yoga classes are suitable for beginners.
What do I need?
a yoga mat
a set of yoga blocks