Who knew burning fat, toning, and sculpting your body could be such fun?
Mixing dance conditioning exercises at the ballet barre with traditional Pilates, this class will give you a fabulous cardio workout that is both low impact and high intensity. Ideal if you want to burn fat, tone, sculpt and lift your body, it requires no dance experience, and there’s no need for a tutu unless you really want to!
If you love dancing and like to work out to up tempo tunes that get your whole body moving this is the class for you, and you’ll be doing the kind of exercises that give dancers their beautiful lean limbs.
Created by Rachel, a former professional dancer with many years experience, Pop to the Barre is a dynamic, full body exercise class. You will improve your cardio fitness and be able to focus completely on your body as you tune into the music and tune out of your day-to-day stresses, working your body to the max. Be prepared to sweat as you will burn a lot of calories, just like professional dancers do!
Dance yourself fit
Dance is a proven form of exercise that gets great results. You’ll improve your cardio fitness, general stamina and, with regular attendance, see a vast improvement in overall muscle tone. The weight resistance exercises tone, sculpt and lift those tricky areas that other forms of exercise can find hard to reach.
In the one hour class you will work all the minor and major muscle groups. You’ll move your joints through all the ranges of motion, and you’ll work your core on the same deep level as you would in a Pilates class. The difference is the focus on moving to music, which means that you will be working your body really hard without even realising.
The music is carefully curated by Rachel to create a unique playlist of contemporary sounds which will make you feel great. You will get a wonderful rush of dance and music inspired endorphins which, combined with a thorough workout for your body, leaves you feeling fit, fabulous and knowing that you've had a thorough workout!
Learn from a dancer
A trained dancer and a Certified Pilates Instructor with Dance Specialisation, Rachel has put her 30 plus years of knowledge into this class. All the exercises have been carefully designed drawing on Rachel’s knowledge of the body and how its muscles and joints move.
What to bring
This is an energetic class so please be sure to bring some water with you to hydrate yourself as needed during the class.
What to wear
You can wear a reasonably thick pair of socks or, if you want to channel the full dancer style, a pair of ballet shoes.
What if I have a pre existing injury?
If you have an injury or medical condition please make sure you notify us by email in the first instance so we can check whether or not this class is for you.