Rooted in Balanced Body Movement Principles, emphasizing safe and effective movement potential.

It may look like ballet, but it’s not. Balanced Body Barre classes are ballet-inspired, incorporating a ballet barre and may include some plies and pirouettes here and there into the workout. It’s basically a mix of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each targeted workout, you’ll help students use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, and stretch their bodies.

Teaching BB Barre Classes

A detailed manual and suggested class formats are included — everything you need to begin teaching Balanced Body Barre to all fitness levels. Its programmatic track format makes learning the choreography easy, fun and teachable. Balanced Body Barre is rooted in Balanced Body Movement Principles, emphasizing safe and effective movement potential.

You will learn how to cue and direct a class to music. You’ll also gain group dynamic teaching skills including mirroring, presentation skills and exercise hierarchy.

Balanced Body Barre is organized into tracks — clusters of exercises with similar body positions or movement principles. These tracks provide you with the tools and exercise choices necessary to piece together any length or type of class.

Pass along the benefits of barre

Most barre classes follow the same basic structure: You start with a mat-based warm-up full of planks and push-ups, do a series of arm exercises, and continue at the bar with a lower-body section to work your thighs and glutes. Finally, you’ll finish with a series of core-focused moves at the bar or a short session on the mat.

As for additional equipment, the moves are typically bodyweight only, but you can use light hand weights (around three pounds) or resistance bands to level up arm exercises. For lower-body work, a soft exercise ball is often used to help engage leg muscles.

Some Benefits:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Weight management
  • Modifications for every age and level
  • Hard on muscles and kind on joints
  • Greater range of motion and endurance for other activities and sports

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The instructor and facilities are wonderful. It was an honor to be taught by such a gifted instructor. The only thing I wish we had more time to work on was developing a routine and how to cue during the routine while making it flow nicely. This was my first step towards teaching so I disn’t know what to expect but I think I was hoping to have more focus in those areas because those are the areas I need help in. I understand that these classes can’t be tailored to just my needs so I am going to continue to practice with my dvd in hopes to create a fun and safe routine. All in all, it was a great class and I am hoping to take more classes at this studio.

I really enjoyed the Barre certification. I have also enjoyed taking and teaching Barre classes. As always it was a pleasure learning from Kelly Uygan. She makes all of her certifications enjoyable and inspirational.

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