05 Sep Barre
H.o.Y applies a combination of postures inspired by Ballet, Yoga and Pilates. We use the barre as a prop to balance whilst doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still whilst you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high repetitions of small range-of-motion movements. Classes often incorporate light weighted balls and resistance bands to bring the burn during all those repetitions and don’t be surprised if we come down to the mat as Barre Workout uses core exercises, increasing the sensation at the barre.
The main benefits of H,.o.Y Barre Workout are: improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased flexibility and reduced stress. We welcome all fitness levels as the class is easily adjusted to increase or decrease the intensity.
A typical 60 minute H.o.Y Workout includes a warm up sequence of upper-body exercises, which include: resistance bands, push-ups, planks and other moves to target the biceps, triceps, chest, and back muscles. Next, we move to the Barre, utilising our own body weight for resistance to focus on the thigh and butt muscles. Our core muscles will be engaged for the entire class and we will finish the those abdominal muscles off with a targeted core session towards the end of the class. Finally, we’ll cool down – moving through a series of stretches to increase flexibility and allow our muscles to recover.
H.o.Y Barre Workout combines strength training and cardio – allowing you to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. Designed not only to give you great physical results, Barre is fun, social and upbeat. It delivers quick results in a fun setting! When choosing your spandex, think yoga wear, suggests Lincoln. Leggings, a sports bra and tank will do the trick. As for footwear, you won’t need it! Go barefoot or do the class in socks.
What to wear?
When choosing your spandex, think yoga wear, suggests Lincoln. Leggings, a sports bra and tank will do the trick. As for footwear, you won’t need it! Go barefoot or do the class in socks.