Toning Your Body with Cardio Barre Classes

Cardio barre classes are growing to become one of the best ways to tone your body and get your body to its best shape. If you’re looking to remove excess fat, increase stamina and build muscle tone, cardio barre may be your best bet at looking your best. For a lot of people, working out isn’t just about losing weight. They also want to add muscle tone and definition. With cardio barre classes, you can get all of that.

At Zero Gravity Fitness in Ocoee, we offer a variety of group fitness classes to help you get in shape. You can choose the types of workouts you like most – Pilates, kettlebell, cardio barre, etc. – so you can actually have fun working out. We’ve found that enjoying your workout is a key factor in your consistency. Contact Zero Gravity Fitness today to schedule your appointment with one of our fitness staff members. We can answer any questions you may have, and help you find the perfect workout regimen for your needs.

What Are Cardio Barre Classes?

This class focuses primarily on enhancing the body through a series of exercises standing up and on the floor using a ballet barre. Ballet is a tough and beautiful form of art that requires extreme hard work and dedication, and cardio barre classes integrate a part of ballet into a uniquely shaped workout. It tones, strengthens, and works on your core and overall strength throughout your body. Using different additional workouts away from the barre while utilizing others forms of exercising like stretching and typical bodyweight exercises.

Does It Build Strength And More Agility?

Since it involves plenty of ballet workouts and movements, it will be working every part of your body while also developing more strength. It helps with developing better core strength as well as helping the body build muscle tone. Classes involve floor exercises and upright ballet movements to work the arms, legs, abs and upper body – it’s a whole body workout. Added benefits include better concentration, stability, and balance.

Benefits of Ballet Barre Class

Fast Paced Cardio

It is vital that you think about the hard work involved with doing this form of cardio. There is a lot of quick movements that go from one exercise to the next, and this ballet type workout does exactly this.

Customized Workout

While each class is usually the same and does everything in order, you’ll find that this form of exercise gives you a great way to work on all areas of your body, including the mind.

These cardio workouts take the artistic development of ballet and the fast paced cardio exercises into one big workout to help you lose weight, get toned, and strengthened your entire body. We like to keep our classes small and intimate, so you’ll always get some personal attention from the instructor.

Three Tips for Beginning your Barre Workout

Were you once a little girl in a pink leotard and ballet slippers? Or did you simply want to be that little girl, or better yet, the swan in Swan Lake or the Sugar Plum fairy? While it may be too late to realize your ballet dreams, it’s never too late to reap the benefits of a ballet-inspired workout, thanks to our Barre Fusion classes.

These classes allow you to do it all – burn fat, sculpt muscles and build a longer, leaner physique. It’s no wonder that fabulously fit people like Madonna, Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Bell, and even The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders use barre classes to stay fit.

Sound intriguing? Here are three facts to keep in mind:

It truly is for everyone: That is to say, everyone who wants a hardcore workout that will improve strength, balance and flexibility, and leave you looking leaner and longer. You don’t need to have taken a ballet class or even to have set eyes on a barre. In our small, intimate classes, your instructor will guide you through every step of this amazing workout.

It’s Not Cross Fit: Much like Pilates, barre classes will require you to execute small movements precisely and with good form. You will isolate and work specific muscle groups, including ones you don’t usually use. Your workout won’t focus on how many reps you can do in a minute or how much weight you can pull. But it will burn. And tone. Trust us.

It will make you shake: Especially during those first few classes, the strain you put on overlooked and underworked muscle groups will leave you quivering from the challenge. Don’t worry. This workout is hard for even the most dedicated gym rat. Be assured that the shakes will subside, leaving you with visibly better tone, strength and elongation.

Still not convinced? Consider just a few other benefits of using barre. It’s low impact, so it won’t strain or damage your joints. It will not increase bulk. It gets at those areas that women, in particular, struggle with: Hips, thighs, abdominals, and arms.

Perhaps best of all, it offers mind-body benefits similar to those felt to yoga and/ or meditation. For that one hour of barre exercise, your mind will be totally focused – but not on your life or your problems.

That’s it. A transformed body and a serene mind, all in under an hour. What’s not to love? Come in and try one of our classes. We promise you you’ll feel the burn – and maybe even love it.

Zero Gravity Fitness