If you were blessed with good genes and have managed to maintain a slim figure without exercising you should consider starting to exercise regularly. There is such thing as ‘skinny fat’. This blog is not about skinny fat, it is about why you should exercise, however there are a few things you should know. People who are skinny, but eat an unhealthy diet and do not exercise could be storing their fat in their organs. Check out this article for more information on Skinny Fat; http://time.com/14407/the-hidden-dangers-of-skinny-fat. The long and short of it is, everyone benefits from exercising and Barre is a great way to get a full body workout.
Exercise does so much more than keep you trim, it provides so many health benefits. People who exercise find it easier to deal with stress. There are so many reason for this. When you exercise your brain releases chemicals that make you feel good. The exertion helps woks your muscles and help to relax them. I love it when clients walk into class looking tired and stressed out and leave with a smile on their face. So cool!! We try to help you forget your stresses and enjoy every workout @ The Barre.
Exercising increases your energy. The unfortunate thing is when you need to exercise you usually avoid it because you do not have energy. I know I used to see exercise as a chore, another thing I had to try to find energy for in my day. The solution; start exercising! Start small and schedule it in your day. Don’t run 5k on day 1. Do a 1k brisk walk and work up to running 1k. Recruit a friend to go to the gym with you. Having someone who is expecting you will keep you from cancelling. Or book in for private sessions, if a group class is intimidating a private session is a great way to build your confidence and feel good in a class setting. Our Barre classes are intended for multi-levels, you just take a break when you need it. We also offer Basic classes and Gentle classes for beginners. Check out our schedule for details.
Weather you are trying to loose weight or maintain your weight, there is no better way to to achieve these goals than Barre classes. Those who workout regularly at the gym can fall into a rut and stop seeing results. This is because your body needs variety in your workout routines. They even say that if you are a runner or walk/hike for exercise, that you should change the direction you go in to keep your muscles from falling into a routine. Barre classes provide the variety your body craves. We have a few “routines” that we do, but within those routines we can make subtle changes, increase or decrease the intensity. This way you can become familiar with the exercises without ‘falling into a routine’. The workout is an interval style training, which the body responds to well and provides fat burning results. Best of all you feel like a ballerina when you do it – who doesn’t want to feel like a Ballerina? Unless you are a guy – then you feel like a very strong and masculine… not sure how to finish this sentence – suggestions are welcome.
To sum it up, Barre is great for everybody and every-Body. We have clients in their mid 60’s to mid 70’s and have had a few 10 year olds join us in the summer. We encourage you to enjoy your workout and hopefully it will become part of your weekly routine that you look forward to. If you haven’t tired a class, come out and try one this week – it will be fun, promise!