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The Barre Comes to Cambridge

The Barre Comes to Cambridge!


Barre is the latest class to hit dance, pilates and yoga studios across the world. And there’s a reason why it’s proving so very popular – this unique workout combines elements of Pilates, yoga, resistance training and ballet into a highly effective regime performed on the mat and at a ballet barre. The technique utilises the body’s own resistance in conjunction with weights, bands and small balls. This can prove a fantastic complement to a regular yoga practice and, says Camyoga founder Louise Palmer Masterton, "you'll discover muscles you never even knew you had!" The repetitive nature of the contractions provides a meditative quality to the practice too.

The low impact, total body workout increases strength, toning the thighs, abdominals and sculpting the arms, whilst protecting the joints. Small isometric contractions are performed and integrated with an interval training approach that burns fat and improves cardiovascular fitness. Posture, flexibility, stamina and core strength improve. The result is a body that is realigned, rebalanced and works harmoniously and efficiently, hence the strong appeal this class will have for both yoga and pilates practitioners alike.

Stretches are performed after each strength section of the class to ensure the muscles are re-lengthened to create a body that is strong without the added bulk of other regimes. This workout is suitable for everybody as various modifications are given throughout the class to suit the abilities of all students. A fantastic way to supplement your yoga practice, whilst developing the grace and flow of a dancer! It's even suitable for beginners.


Try The Barre with professional dancer and certified Barreconcept teacher Amy Holly on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at Camyoga. Click here to book online or call us now on 01223 847930.