I hosted my first-ever barre pop-up event last weekend, and it was more fun than I imagined! Erin and I led an amazing group of women for a morning of self-care. The morning started with a 55 minute barre class. Erin's recap of our day is here! … Continue reading Spring Refresh Event: Barre, Beautycounter & Juice!
I believe that barre classes should be accessible to everyone. Whether you are new to fitness or an experienced athlete, barre is a great workout to add to any fitness regimen. Each of my barre classes combines strength training, low-impact cardio and mind-body connection. You can learn more about the format of classes here. // 10… Continue reading 7 Tips for Barre Newbies!
LOTTE BERK // A German dancer, Lotte Berk fled the Nazi's in the 1930's to London where she began her fitness studio. After suffering a back injury, Lotte found herself unable to continue dancing. She then combined her ballet bar exercises with rehabilitation to create a rigorous and unique set of total body routines. Lotte… Continue reading Lotte Berk & The History of Barre
Ever wonder what a traditional barre class was like? Curious about what will happen before taking your first class? Below you will find a basic and classic sequence taught in barre classes. This class outline stems from the Lotte Berke method. Please note that each teacher and studio has variations to their classes, so you… Continue reading Traditional Barre Class Sequencing
Sticky socks are always in my bag! They are perfect for barre classes - not only are socks more hygienic than bare feet but sticky socks help with balance, grip and keeping your toes warm! Sticky socks are more expensive than normal socks, so taking care of them to make sure they last a long… Continue reading How to Care for your Barre Socks
Craving a smoothie after class?! Below is my absolute favorite smoothie to have after a barre class. It is tasty, full of protein to help with muscle recovery, and leaves me feeling satisfied. Ingredients peanut butter spinach frozen banana protein powder almond milk maca powder vanilla berries! Optional Toppings: chia seeds coconut strawberries Everyone has… Continue reading Favorite Recovery Smoothie
I highly recommend wearing sticky stocks to barre class. They keep your toes warm & help to keep you from slipping. Here are a few of my favorites! // Shashi Let me start by saying - I have small feet. Finding sticky socks that actually fit me and weren’t too baggy was key. Shashi brand… Continue reading Favorite Barre Socks
"Play-listing" verb. creating a selection of music that flows together, inspires, nourishes & sets your soul on fire sitting on the couch in leggings, latte in hand, hair in a top-knot, while exploring Spotify for HOURS I spend a tremendous amount of time on my playlists for barre class. Music is so important to… Continue reading The Ultimate Barre Playlist
// What is Barre? Barre is a full-body workout technique inspired by ballet, yoga & Pilates. Barre focuses on low-impact, high intensity movements designed to strengthen and tone your body. Each class is broken down into different sections; a dynamic warm up, weight work, thighs, glute work, core. The muscles in each group are worked… Continue reading New to Barre Class? What to Expect!