Vessel is not a strictly Pilates studio. In fact, we have a range of classes from Reformer and Mat Pilates to Barre, Yoga, Cardio Suspension, and more! Our studio gives members a chance to try a variety of workout styles to see what suites them best. We also think it’s important to change up your daily movement so you don’t become stagnant in your progress.
Barre is a combination of ballet, yoga, and Pilates that focuses on different muscle groups including arms, legs, core and glutes. It uses low-impact, high-rep movements to build strength and endurance in your whole body.
Hayli is our Barre instructor and she is incredible! For those who are up for a real challenge, drop in for her Cardio Barre class. She is so knowledgeable about working out, the body, and even nutrition!
We asked Hayli what she thinks are the biggest benefits from a Barre practice and her passion shows in her response. She said, “I would say that barre is so beneficial for the core and pelvic floor, which is so huge. It can really strengthen and connect the pelvic floor to the core. This can improve quality of life because those muscles are foundational for every type of movement and exercise. It also helps strengthen the hips and works a lot of the small stability and mobility muscles which are especially good for any mom who has ever had children ha ha.”
Hayli isn’t the only one singing Barre’s praises. Dr. Michael Smith explained its benefits on this WebMD article saying, “Barre fitness is ideal if you’re just getting into exercise. The classes will improve your balance, build strength, make you more flexible, burn calories, and improve stability through a stronger core. As you get more comfortable and fit, you can ramp up the intensity by adding weights and more challenging moves. If you have more experience and are looking for something new to challenge yourself, advanced barre classes can do the trick.”
Women’s Health Magazine describes many of the other recognized benefits including increased flexibility, muscle strength and endurance as well as better posture, and an excellent tool for cross-training. It’s also easy on your joints and has many modifications which makes it great for all levels.
If you’re interested in trying Barre and incorporating it into your workout routine, check out our schedule at VesselPilates.com. We would love to see you and tell you even more about how Barre can benefit you!