What to expect in your first BeyondBarre class
What is BeyondBarre?
BeyondBarre is a 60- minute workout designed to sculpt, strengthen, and stretch the muscles. Creating a long and lean physique. Small weights, abdominal work, muscle isolations, functional training, and classical ballet exercises are done to get that dancer's body we all want. Stretching is emphasized to guarantee these elongated muscles.
The BeyondBarre GlideBoard is used as the cardio component to increase stamina and cardiovascular health.
The Barre progressions sculpt the entire body focusing on the legs but also challenging the core and lengthening the arm muscles. Balls and bands are used to increase the difficulty challenging the workout even more.
Who is BeyondBarre for?
BeyondBarre is for everybody! Each instructor is trained to instruct clients of all fitness levels and abilities. If you have an injury, instructors use specific modifications to prevent further injury and also strengthen the weakened area of the body. Each class is set to a certain rhythm and pace but encourages each client to work at their ability and listen to their body. Instructors promote support and camaraderie within each class.
How long is a BeyondBarre class?
At Wellbeloved Wellness, our classes are typically 55 minutes. Exceptions are noted on the schedule.
What is the BeyondBarre GlideBoard?
The Glide Board is a 4, 4.5, or 5 feet long board used for the cardio portion of the workout. It is comprised of slick plastic surface, two stoppers, and two bumpers. By using canvas ballet slippers or ToeSox Ultra Sport on the board you can create a side-to-side gliding motion which increases your stamina and endurance.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable workout clothes, like yoga pants and tank tops. Make sure they're not too baggy so the instructor can make sure you are in proper alignment. Be sure to bring socks for all GlideBoard classes - we highly recommend purchasing a pair at the studio for $4 - ours are specifically designed to wick moisture and work best on the boards.
Can I wear socks from home? [NOT SURE THIS APPLIES TO WBW?]
Socks that we wear every day do not absorb moisture. Canvas is thicker than a sock but gives the same feeling. The grip-less ToeSox are a wicking material that doesn't allow moisture to escape. When gliding, any sweat can prevent from getting across the board and stop the movement in mid-action.
Do I need to bring anything?
Please bring water.
When will I see results?
We recommend clients workout between 3-4 times a week to see results within four weeks. Consistency is key to seeing the body change. Healthy eating and living will also increase your fitness results.
Come meet us at the barre ... we have classes for everyone!