In these stressful times, it is more important than ever to make physical activity part of your daily routine. Studies show that exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Dance, in all its forms, is especially good for the body, mind and soul. However, it can be difficult to maintain a good fitness routine when you are unable to visit your ballet studio or attend other exercise-related gatherings.
Exercising on a ballet barre provides an opportunity to exercise both mentally and physically at the same time. It improves aerobic power, muscle strength, core stability and flexibility, which reduces the risk of falls. It also relieves anxiety. For those who have balance issues, the security of having a barre to hold onto permits controlling specific muscle groups without fear of falling over.
It is well known that exercise releases endorphins, which trigger positive feelings. But exercising at a ballet barre also improves muscle tone and your posture, so that you carry yourself with confidence. Never tried ballet before? Learning ballet is like learning a new language, one that involves both your body and the music. As with all forms of dance, it brings renewed energy and joy to your life.
However, even if you do not want to dance and just want a good workout, a ballet barre can do wonders for you. An hour-long barre class can burn approximately 300 - 600 calories. Even if you do not intend to practice ballet and just want to maintain or improve your mobility, a home ballet barre will help you maintain an active lifestyle. You can work out at your own pace, in the comfort and privacy of your own home. There are all kinds of exercise videos available to guide and encourage you.
If you are looking for a way to exercise during these challenging times, try a portable ballet barre. For more information, contact us.