Barre is a safe and effective workout and is a fusion between dance and Pilates exercises. Many traditional barre workouts can cause hip/spinal pain and injury. Barre @ Bodyworks is the brainchild between a rehabilitation physiotherapist in combination with an ex professional dancer, who together have fused the principles of dance and Pilates SAFELY. This high intensity workout choreographed to music is fun whilst still educating you in smooth controlled movement encouraging toning, strength and flexibility without injury. The dance-based workout uses the ballet barre (hence the name) and will keep you fit and firm whilst encompassing the Pilates principles of breath, local control and global mobility. Warning: This class is addictive and no prior dance experience is necessary.
Reformer classes will help develop your understanding of local stability and correct biomechanics whilst getting a great workout. The unique spring resistance of the STOTT PILATES reformer machines can both assist in correct technique and challenge your muscles. The resistance generates smooth muscular contraction and control developing strength without bulk, improving flexibility/mobility, postural understanding and even improvements in bone density. With only 7 participants per class the close attention and individualised instruction where required helps you get the basics and therefore results. The Level 1 classes are designed for those who want fitness but are also seeking strength and mobility to help with daily aches and pains. These classes are essential to understanding and developing breath control, local pelvic/spinal control, scapular stability/mobility and integration of these areas being integral to safe biomechanics. We suggest you attend at least five of these classes before progressing into power or barre. Even the strongest athlete will benefit from getting back to basic techniques and relearning how to move your body properly. This is not an easy workout but instead is easier choreography and can be graded to any fitness more easily.
Pre and Post Natal Fitness
It’s important to take the time to let your body heal after birth. Once you are ready to exercise again, Post Natal Barre will help you to tone and strengthen your body using safe and effective low impact exercises. During this class you can strap your baby to you in a baby carrier for an extra workout! This Barre class is modified to suit both Pre Natal and Post Natal women!
*Note – A physio assessment is recommended prior to commencing classes. There will be no baby supervision available for this class.