Sunday, July 15, 2012

              "WHAT IS BARRE DYNAMICS?" 

Typically, classes are just under an hour long and include a 5-10 minute cardio warm up, 10-15 minutes of light weights (upper body), 20-30 minutes of barre exercises (targeting legs, rear and hips with micro-movements or "pulsing"), 10 minutes of floor work that includes abdominals and lower body exercises. Most classes end with a final stretch.
The props used in each class vary, but most will use a playground ball, light hand weights, stretch bands, and yoga straps as workout tools.
Like yoga and Pilates classes, you generally won't wear shoes or socks during a barre workout, but some people like to wear special "grippy" socks.
The classes are designed to really give you a burn and to challenge your stamina, but I always encourage form and body mechanics. I also ask people to listen to their body and to pause when they need a moment.


There are 3 ways to get to studio:

1) ROOF TOP. Enter roof top from Beltline (like you are going to the movie theater.) Entrance is right by gas station. Take a left following Belk’s sign, not theater sign. Weave to the right, and you will see this glass house-like structure. Park there. Go inside and down escalator. Studio will be on your right. Note: Bobby’s Barber Shop is to the left and Belk’s is directly in front.

2) FOREST DRIVE. Enter from Forest Drive and go into parking garage. Go to 2nd level and take a left. Drive all the way down to the end (LOOK FOR SIGN 2A.) You will see a covered ramp that takes you inside the mall. Studio is on your right, just before you enter Belk’s.

3) BARNES AND NOBLE. Park at B &N. Go through store and exit into mall. Take escalator up to second level. When you get off escalator, turn left and head towards Belk’s. Studio will be on your right, just after Lens Crafters.