Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Belly up to the Barre

Belly up the barre! Not the one located in the pool, the one located on Richmond Road called iNSiDE Out STUDiO owned by newly married couple Janine & Greg Charron.

My name is Amanda O’Reilly, I am the founder & owner of Weddings InStyle, Balance InStyle & Events InStyle I am an addict and my current addiction is Barre. The other ladies at InStyle are also dipping their toes in and are loving it!

Often I will blog about trends, designs, time-saver etc … but today, I am here to share my favourite addiction, if you try it, I am sure will be yours too! 

You don't need to have a looming wedding date or a holiday dress that you want to fit into to appreciate the results of this class.  If you want to burn fat fast, shrink your waistline, and increase your metabolism all while sculpting your entire body, then you need to go try this class.  Best part is the first class is FREE! So no investment to try! Click here to register for your first class. FREE CLASS.

Bar-none for results! This full body workout will AH MAZE you!  You would think that I would for the company right? Nah, just sharing secrets to get your mind body healthy from the iNSiDE Out and besides we are in the business of sucking the stress out of clients lives so this is our way of sharing a super fun way to do that with almost immediate results!

Okay … so what is Barre??? (pronounced BAR ). The Barre classes sculpt the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom. The end result is a long and lean physique… think dance class meets Pilates with an energetic combination of floor work, light weights and resistance balls all performed small isometric movements are set to upbeat music.

Loved by Madonna and Drew Barrymore, and many more Hollywood celebs.
The Barre technique isn’t just a ballet class. It’s a total-body workout that utilizes a ballet barre and THANK GOD for the barre at times. When you take your first class you will understand my appreciation for the barre. (Something to hold on to when my legs start to shake beyond control).

Ladies and Gentlemen: if you want to lose weight, it all boils down to calories in (food) versus calories out (energy expended). I’ve never seen a fat ballerina, but how many calories are burned in a barre workout? “A LOT”. They say that 300-600 calories are burned in an hour-long barre class. Additionally, barre classes are anaerobic, meaning one can expect to burn about 100 calories post-class through the “after burn effect” :)

I have to admit – it took me over a year to get my butt into iNSiDE Out and now my butt is thanking me!

At Barre Studio they talk about the core A LOT! When they talk about "the core" they are not referring to the downtown core where the bar’s are at either. Instead they are referring to the group of muscles with in our bodies that promote full body strength, energy and power.

Remember: Shaking is good: In a barre class, your goal is to start shaking almost immediately after starting an exercise. You AREN'T weak and you aren’t doing something wrong this is actually THE GOAL! You might even hear your instructor say, "Nice shaking" or "Everyone should be shaking," throughout class. I, along with 20 other women stand on our tip toes, lifting our legs into various ballet-inspired poses while holding onto the barre—our thighs and calves quivering as under-used muscles are awakened. When your body shakes, you are exhausting that muscle and forcing it to tone, so embrace the shake! And TUCK! Sounds fun huh? 

It's like personal training in a group setting.  The class builds the inner thighs and lower abs, while strengthening the spine and shoulders—especially good for people, like myself, who sit all day in front of a computer creating and dreaming up ways to WOW our clients.

I've definitely found my new fitness fix! 

Hope to see you on the barre soon!

Amanda xo

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Soon to join the Barre Revolution with you Amanda! I took one class and loved it too. I look forward to adopting this program into my fitness regime!