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Grace meets athleticism in these two innovative workouts. Shot in a picturesque garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the standing Burn & Firm program is designed to elevate your heart rate as is tones your upper body, lifts your seat, shapes your legs and strengthens your core. It starts with isometric conditioning using small controlled movements and then layers on larger low impact moves designed to build heat with the vigorous flow. This combination of standing barre work and floor work focused on tightening and toning very precisely targeted areas to create a balanced body that is long, strong and lean.
Sadie Lincoln, founder of the barre3brand, developed her method base on more than 20 years of teaching experience. She trains instructors all over America and beyond in her signature 3-step technique which delivers the strength of an athlete with the long, lean, graceful lines of a dancer through a combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds sequenced strategically to transform the body. Her modern, accessible approach offers serious results while inspiring balanced living. Through barre3s worldwide franchise locations and online workouts, Sadie’s method has attracted the attention of everyone from moms like herself, to A-list celebrities, to prominent publications such as Fitness, Marie Claire, Women’s Health and InStyle.
Element: Barre Conditioning
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: Sadie Lincoln (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 66 min.
Street Date: 11/14/2013
Certified instructor description:
Two ballet-style workouts that target your lower body with intense holds, controlled pulses and simple isometrics. It's a combination that improves balance and stamina while also building long, lean muscles. The first program is standing barrework — pliés, lifts and leg lifts that use a high-back chair for support. Most of the moves are intensified with graceful arm motions and precision pulses ("up an inch, down an inch"). The second workout begins with standing exercises and ends with Pilates-inspired floorwork. Again, it boosts results with lots of small, controlled lifts and holds. The cuing is both engaging and thoughtful. Filmed next to a pool and the ocean in a pleasant garden setting. ©2013.