Women see results quickly with barre, it’s a one-stop shop that includes all the essentials of a well-rounded exercise program, a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. A chair is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Also, this class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.

The major benefits of barre are improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased flexibility and reduced stress. Plus, women at any fitness level can sign up for a class!

Start your Barre Fitness class with Body sculpt on Monday’s at 5-6pm at the NLC gym and 5-5:30pm Half Hour Barre Class Wednesdays at the NLC