Barre Attack classes are a dynamic fusion of Pilates, Ballet and Fitness.  It’s an all body work­out using the classic Ballet Barre that attacks those dreaded problem areas — legs, butt, thighs and arms.

Renee Scott, the creator of Barre Attack and Master Trainer says:

“Barre Attack is designed to give clients a sexy body confidence. It helps with posture, flexibility, balance and definitely helps with over­all fitness, staying trim and getting toned. Best of all though it’s fun!”

Renee should know, she’s a former professional ballerina having danced with the acclaimed Hamburg Ballet in Germany and is also a master Pilates instructor who qualified in New York under Romana Kryzanowska, one of the original disciples of Joseph Pilates.  Renee has helped countless Instructors advance their careers and launch their own studios. Renee currently owns and runs the Balance Moves Pilates Studio in Bondi Beach, Australia.

So how does it work?

Classes at the studio go for 1 hour.  You don’t need to bring any special equipment and don’t need any experience. Many clients simply wear normal gym or workout attire, grip socks and bring a towel and water.  Below is an overview of what you might expect from a typical class, you’ll love it!

Music will start pumping and the instructor will lead by example. Just follow them and concentrate on your position and timing. Classes generally start with a warmup to get you in the mood and allow you to loosen up.  Relax, the fun is about to start.

The actual structure can vary but you can expect the following:

Barre Sections: Think modified Ballet and expect to hear terms like 1st position, 2nd position and Plié (if you want to read a bit more about typical Ballet terms checkout Wikipedia’s Glossary of Ballet). In these sessions you’ll generally have one hand on the barre and be giving your legs and butt a serious workout.

Elastic Sections: Think large elastic bands looped over the Barre that you then use for resistance. Facing away from the Barre you might punch out while holding the elastic, or hold a lunge while doing an upper body rotation. All of this will strengthen your core, arms and legs. It can also be a great way to destress.

Cardio Sections: With music flowing different types of cardio intervals are dispersed through the class. This should really help with your overall fitness, burning calories and will certainly get the blood flowing.

No prerequisites for this class except it does help to have some Pilates knowledge, an appreciation of how to set up good posture and some dance background

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