Want to try something new? It's a good idea to mix up your fitness to keep your body guessing. Blending dance with posture-strengthening pilates and impact aerobics, BarrePlus is the latest craze to hit the fitness studio.
Developed and trademarked by Sandrine, founder, owner and qualified Master Trainer of Pilates at Sandrine's Pilates, BarrePlus is an intensive total body workout - a fusion of ballet, Pilates and aerobics.
As a Ballet Barre class is mainly taken standing, it uses the body's own weight to isolate, strengthen and sculpt all the major muscles and Sandrine's BarrePlus method works predominantly at the Barre which makes it unique. A one-hour class will consist of 15 minutes of upper body strength, 15 minutes of Pilates on the mat for core stability and 30 minutes at the barre. The combination of Ballet and Pilates, using small controlled isometric exercises, leave the body lean, strong and realigned. Sandrines's BarrePlus method integrates the fat-burning element of interval training with muscle shaping isometrics to quickly and safely reshape the entire body while the non-impact workout targets all the major muscle groups and improves posture.