One woman one year ago with one person in a class; read below and get to know one of Barre Intensity's trained instructors, Kara Robinson and her journey to the barre and beyond.
All serious athletes come to realize at some point that cross training should be an integral part of their routine. There are many benefits that come with varying one’s workouts, from conditioning different muscle groups to improving injury prevention. That’s why they’re always on the lookout for the next best exercise that can improve their performance. HIIT, Pilates, and yoga are a few that have really exploded in popularity in recent years. Barre is now also starting to get recognized as an effective workout for fitness buffs. So, how do we persuade more athletes, to try out barre? Here are some key benefits that instructors should mention.
Stay on top of your barre teaching game by understanding the five categories of cueing. These are categories we review during a Barre Intensity instructor training and require our barre certified instructors to incorporate. As trained barre instructors, we’re responsible for leading safe, effective and fun classes and the words we say will help us get there.
It's that time of year when we all start to reflect, set goals and recharge for the new year ahead. But how do you avoid that burnout as we finish the year out? We are giving you five barre training tips to help you keep refreshed as you refocus your barre instructor training for the new year ahead.
Since we as barre instructors are also considered movement specialists, we want to let you in on some of those movements, how they work, why they burn and how to connect a little deeper with your barre training.
Today we explain concentric, eccentric and isometric muscle contractions, what they mean and where you can find them in your barre class exercises.