Can We Get Basic For a Second?
We know there have been a lot of questions popping around town on barre. Like:
- What is barre? (We’ll get to that. Don’t worry.)
- Is it it yoga? (No, no it’s not yoga and you don’t have to bring a mat).
- Oh, so it’s Pilates? (It’s definitely not Pilates either)
So we’ve decided to break it all down with the ABCs of Barre to help you become a barre star — where sweating, toning, tightening, shaking and smiling will basically become your life.
Let’s get started.
This is THE Barre:
[bahr] (you say it just like you would a bar of soap — we just added the extra “r” and “e” because everything in our barre class is 10x’s tougher than it has to be and you will find this out very soon when we see you at Center Stage).
a wood handrail placed at hip height that’s used to help you maintain your balance as you put your whole body through a high-intensity, low impact workout.
Basically, Center Stage’s instructors put your body through a hellacious workout ripping your body to shreds without destroying your joints.
And this is Barre (the class):
Now that you have a brief intro, it’s time to learn the A-B-Cs of B-A-R-R-E. And we’ll start with the letter “A” and continue to take you through the entire alphabet in the coming weeks.