3 Tips for Barre Technique with The Ballet Physique {Giveaway}

Hey friends!

This is the week of giveaways right!? 🙂 Scroll to the bottom if that’s why you’re here!

Over the past month, I have been incorporating barre workouts into my fitness routine compliments of a locally owned ballet barre studio, The Ballet Physique.

The Ballet Physique

While I have taken a few barre classes here and there, it’s definitely a form of fitness that I am less familiar with.  Because it is so new to me, I was really excited to partner with this local studio to learn a little bit more about barre fitness!

The Ballet Physique

The Ballet Physique has a goal of making every class intense, challenging, and a personally fulfilling experience for every single participant.  In each class I participated in the instructors did an amazing job of knowing every participant’s name, gently correcting technique during the workout and providing positive encouragement throughout the challenging workout.  It was overall an absolutely amazing experience!

While many of the instructors have a dance background, I can assure you that no dance skills are needed for these workouts 🙂

Not only were the workouts amazing, but the studios (one in Littleton and one in Lone Tree) were absolutely gorgeous! Each time I walked in, the staff was smiling, there were adorable fitness clothes for sale, and fresh beautiful flowers were on display.  What an atmosphere!

The Ballet Physique

Last Friday, I did my first Periscope video with Tricia, an instructor at the Ballet Physique and blogger at Fitlo Denver.

You can watch the video here!

In the video we talked barre technique and broke down three moves that you see in many Ballet Physique and barre studio classes:

L Over the Barre

The Ballet Physique

Key things to remember in this position:

  • Imagine that your hips are headlights and keep them BOTH pointed down to the ground
  • Pull the abs up and in to support the lower back
  • Keep a slight bend in the supporting (standing) leg

Pretzel

The Ballet Physique

The Ballet Physique

Key things to remember in this position:

  • Hinge forward if you are new to this position
  • Keep the knee in line with or behind the hip, never in front of the hip
  • Keep the abs braced by pulling the belly button in

Abs Under the Barre

The Ballet Physique

Key things to remember in this position:

  • Keep your back all the way back on the wall/mat
  • Pull the belly button in towards the spine to contract the abs
  • Face your hands outward away from your body

I had so much fun shooting the video and learning a little bit more about HOW to do these moves so that I can get the most out of my barre classes.

While my fitness routine has really been focused on my marathon training, these barre classes have been amazing cross training.  The focus on smaller muscle groups and stretching after fatiguing the specific muscle has helped me keep my workouts balanced and it’s helped me maintain my strength while running long distances.

The Ballet Physique

Giveaway:

The team over at The Ballet Physique has been so kind to me and to you! They are offering 1 TITK reader a Ballet Physique DVD set so they can do barre workouts at home!

How to Enter:

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Giveaway ends at midnight MT on Wednesday, September 30.  The winner will receive an e-mail.  Thank you for your participation!

Local Readers:

The Ballet Physique is offering 20% off any class package, membership or single class if you mention this blog! They also offer a new client 10-day Unlimited Trial – basically you get unlimited classes for 10 consecutive days for $20! 🙂

The Ballet Physique compensated me for my time and provided me with a complimentary membership.  All opinions are my own!

Comments

  1. I would love to try more barre! Maybe this DVD is just what I need.

  2. That workout looks incredible!! I would love to give it a try and get my girlfriends on family to join me for some workouts!!

  3. What a beautiful studio! I wish I lived closer! 😀

  4. I unfortunately don’t live within a 2.5 hour radius of any place that offers it, so I haven’t had the chance to try it out yet! :[ I’ve always been curious though!

  5. I haven’t tried The Ballet Physique but I love taking barre classes! I started taking them earlier this year and I’ve seen a tremendous increase in strength and definition. The burn hurts so good!

  6. Angie Jerde says:

    Believe it or not…I have never tried a Barre class but have been dying too! These DVDs would be an aweswome addition to my workouts. Thanks for the awesome giveaway : )

  7. I’ve never tried it BUT I just mentioned to the gym I teach at I really wanted to do an at home program to see if it might be a good class format for our local (small town n ot many options 🙂 ) gym!

  8. i’ve never tried barre but i would love to!

  9. I’ve never tried it before but I’ve heard great things about it!

  10. I am always looking for a unique new workout to try. This sounds fabulous!!

  11. You are a rockstar! I have no flexibility and am terrible with any sort of rhythmic move- but now I am super intrigued!

  12. I wish I was local! The Ballet Physique sounds like such a great workout! I get stuck in a routine with Body Pump and Attack and forget to work on my flexibility so this would be perfect for that.

  13. Great giveaway! I love Barre Method Workouts!

  14. I have never tried barre. I just got a barre in the mail a couple of days ago that I haven’t used yet.I used to do ballet.

  15. I have never tried it before, but I would love to. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Have not tried a Barre workout yet but would love too.

  17. My wife and I are open to try new forms of exercises to keep fit.

  18. I have not tried Barre class before. It looks like a great workout.

  19. I’ve only tried one Barre Class so far but really enjoyed it! When I moved recently I moved away from the only studios that did it near me, but I’d love to get to do more!

  20. I don’t have any experience with barre fitness!

  21. Nikki Fahey says:

    I haven’t tried it

  22. I haven’t tried it but i think i would enjoy it!!

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