Post # 1
Has anyone tried the Bar Method? Its supposed to be a mix that starts with ballet and throws in some pilates and yoga to sculpt, strengthen then scretch to create long lean dancer muscles. I did the Bar Method Beginners DVD (I thought about taking a class, but they’re like 20 bucks a pop!) this morning — and I must say, though the exercises don’t look difficult since there’s no huge cardio movements and you only work with 2-4 pound (i used 3lb) weights.. my muscles did shake! I love the look of a ballet dancer’s graceful elongated body. Though I’m for certain I won’t get that exactly, I’d at least like to try to make mine look more elongated and graceful (I’m quite a klutz as it is right now). So has anyone else tried it and gotten good results?!
Post # 3
I’ve taken classes. Although it’s not cardio, I feel the exercises help tone your muscles. Instructor-lead classes are good, because they can correct your form, which is important.
Post # 4
Are you talking about Pure Barre? My friend is a Pure Barre instructor in California… But I had never heard of it before then.
Post # 5
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I think I am doing something similar in a class and I LOVE it. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Somehow, with almost no cardio, I am sweating and my muscles are shaking every time. I have to say, in general, I think classes are more effective because someone is there to guide you, switch it up, correct your form, keep you distracted, etc. but anyway you do it, I think it’s awesome!
Post # 6
@o0olibelulao0o: I think they’re pretty similar, actually! I read somewhere that the woman who started the Bar Method used to be a Pure Barre student too! 🙂