Barre Fitness Book: Barre Exercises You Can Do Anywhere for Flexibility, Core Strength, and a Lean Body.
Welcome to our world of barre fitness!
We are excited to have this opportunity to share our life’s work with you in the pages of this book. Your background with fitness may fall anywhere on the spectrum, from couch potato or weekend warrior to serious dancer or athlete. Whatever the case may be, these exercises may be the missing link in your effort to improve your fitness level and healthy lifestyle. Expect to be challenged in ways you haven’t imagined, because if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. Results occur within weeks of committing to the program outlined in the chapters ahead. Are you ready?
Step up to the barre and strengthen your core with 100 at-home barre exercises! Infused with elements of ballet, barre classes were introduced by Lotte Berk in the 1970’s as a new way to combine dance with traditional exercise. Just about any barre class will involve a lot of reps of small, pulsing movements (lifting and lowering limbs a mere inch or two) at the barre, with a heavy focus on the legs, glutes and core and emphasis on form and alignment.
Barre Fitness provides 100 at-home barre exercises from the fundamentals to more complex moves with a focus on building strength and improving technique - no barre required!
Trained at the ground floor of the prestigious Lotte Berk Method NYC (where barre fitness originated), Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito bring first generation teaching and training experience and the acclaim of the Exhale branded barre called Core Fusion to this guide to at-home exercise, geared toward your fitness goals. This book breaks down the set-ups, progressions, and sequences for all the classic barre exercises to empower you to perform them at home with clear photographs and easy to follow descriptions and program routines. Each exercise explains the benefits and how they can be combined for different results. Learn how to integrate these barre exercises into your daily workout routine, while mindfully incorporating healthy eating and stress reduction habits, for living a healthier lifestyle regardless of your age or fitness level.
Whether you want to tone and shape your muscles (without gaining muscle mass), build your core strength, lose weight, increase flexibility, combat aging, rehab from injury, or supplement your current fitness routine (or any combination of these), you will find these solutions and more in the Barre Fitness Book.