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Shed unwanted body fat, build long, lean sexy muscle, improve endurance and carve out thighs, glutes and core muscles. We lose muscle as we age. Muscle burns fat. Many doctors suggest resistance work and balance exercise to stay ageless. We have just what the doctor ordered!
Burn at the Barre for Beginners guides you through 30 minutes of Ballet Barre legs, standing core work (no sit ups!) and sculpting work for the arms and light weights (or water bottles!).
We integrate flexibility segments to keep your muscles healthy and supple as well as balance practice so you can stand tall! You will have two levels, a beginner and a more advanced option to follow so that you can strive to improve with each workout. It’s never too late to start!
As always, PSC includes a Safety Tips tutorial chapter to learn the correct form for best results and a safe workout.
No fancy equipment is needed, just a sturdy household chair, light weights or water bottles, and a towel or mat are all you need to change your body, improve your balance and posture, increase bone density and feel strong and fabulous.
Burn at the Barre for Beginners
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Lower Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Andromeda Trumbull (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 29 min.
Street Date: 09/21/2012
Certified instructor description:
An easy-to-follow introduction to ballet-style exercises. You'll tone your lower body as you improve your balance with a well-sequenced set of basic barre movements (and lots of relaxing between-move stretches). The workout is demonstrated at two levels — true beginner using a chair, and begin/inter using a portable ballet barre. You also get a variety of optional intensity modifications (e.g. extending the arms, adding a pulse, including a twist). The cuing is exceptionally detailed and easy to understand (e.g. "just pull the tummy into the spine," "the hip sockets turn out"). Requires 1 to 3 lb. dumbbells. They use a ballet barre; a high back chair will work. ©2012.