Healthplex Barre video
Healthplex Barre classes include an exciting regime of ballet and Pilates along with strength and flexibility training using the ballet barre.
Exercises are intense and repetitive, with small isometric movements, working on the small accessory muscles as well as large muscle groups. There is emphasis on lengthening while strengthening so you are always working toward a longer, leaner dancer physique.
What is Barre?
Barre is a stationary handrail that is used during ballet warm up exercises. The term also refers to the exercises that are performed at the barre, as well as that part of a ballet class that incorporates barre exercises.
Barre classes combine bodyweight and lightweight exercises with a ballet bar to put participants through a toning, total-body workout. These types of classes are continuing to grow in popularity and the Healthplex has a dedicated a barre studio offering a variety of levels:
- Barre Classic - a foundations level
- Lean Barre - intermediate level
- Extreme Barre - advanced level
Read more about Barre in the Springfield Press.
For a complete listing of class dates and times, please visit our Group Fitness Schedules. For more information, please contact us at 610-328-8888.