April 28, 2015

Raising the Barre: Ballet Barres for Jazz and Hip Hop

Although ballet, inevitably, dances across your mind when you think of ballet barre use, the barre provides practice for dancers of other mediums (not just ballet) like jazz and hip hop... View full article →
April 23, 2015

Why Have a Portable Ballet Barre at Home?

If you're just getting into barre-style fitness, you might be wondering why you would make the investment to purchase a portable ballet barre... View full article →
April 07, 2015

General Benefits of a Barre Workout

Barre workouts aren't just for ballerinas anymore.  While dancers certainly benefit immensely from making a barre routine part of their everyday schedules, normal fitness enthusiasts can gain a number of advantages from a barre workout (whether a ballet-style workout or simply one that is inspired by those movements).  Those benefits include: View full article →
April 01, 2015

Ballet Barre Workout for Increasing Back Strength and Flexibility

As people get older, their flexibility can start to decline. Keeping your back strong and flexible is imperative to preventing back injuries that can be caused by normal, everyday activities such as lifting storage boxes or shovelling snow. Here are some great ballet barre workout exercises you can do multiple times a week or even daily that can keep your back strong and flexible... View full article →
March 24, 2015

Using Ballet Barres for Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Over 30 million Americans suffer back pain at any given time and over 80% of the population of the United States will suffer from it in their lifetime. Using ballet barres for physical therapy is not uncommon and can be very useful for helping people recover from back problems... View full article →
March 16, 2015

Three Ways to Blast Your Core at the Barre

Crunches are classic, but they are quick to bore (and strain the neck and back). Spice up your ab workout routine with these three barre exercises you can do at home... View full article →
March 10, 2015

Using a Ballet Barre at Home: Babywearing Workout

There are some amazing advantages to an at-home barre workout.  For parents of very young children, one of the greatest attractions of that type of workout might well be the fact that it's a low-impact workout that can easily be performed by a woman who hasn't been giving it her all for the past several months... View full article →
March 05, 2015

Ballet Barre Workout Plan to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

For athletes, especially runners, plantar fasciitis is a common injury. Many athletes do not stretch the tendons on the bottoms of their feet and this can easily cause strain when those tendons are used. With this easy ballet barre workout plan that only takes a few minutes, you can stretch those often neglected tendons and help prevent plantar fasciitis... View full article →
March 03, 2015

Have Arthritis? A Ballet Barre Workout Plan is Easy on the Joints

Many people shy away from exercise because they suffer from arthritis, and find that traditional workout programs place too much stress on their joints. If you’re one of those people, you’ll be glad to know that a ballet barre workout plan can not only help you firm and tone your muscles, but it is also easy on the joints as well... View full article →
February 27, 2015

Three Beginner's Ballet Barre Workout Exercises

Ballet barre workouts are a growing trend and with very good reason. These workouts tend to be low impact on the joints while still keeping your heart rate up and toning all of your muscles. With these full body workouts, ballet barres are not just for the ballerinas anymore. If you are a beginner and interested in trying a ballet barre workout, try out this simple ballet barre workout plan to get you started. All you need is a barre. Although a chair or couch will work to get you started, a barre will be more sturdy and easier to grip and is highly advised for long-term use. View full article →

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