Congratulations on your decision to make yourself a priority and commit to a future in the fitness industry. The addition of physical fitness into your life requires hard work, but yields great rewards. Now it is time to choose which discipline...with the vast choice of fitness workout options available today, it can be overwhelming to know which one is right for you. We are going to discuss all three so you can make an educated decision. Pilates, yoga and barre all provide a
How did you get started in Barre Training? I had just returned to Adelaide from working on a Dance Project in The Netherlands and I was looking for something different that blended my years Pilates teaching and my professional dance skills and it happened to be the exact time that Aleenta BARRE was launching in Adelaide and I knew it was the perfect combination of my skills. Why Aleenta BARRE? I love that at Aleenta it is a the Tender’s job to not just be a fitness teacher bu
How did you get started in Barre Training? I started as a student at Aleenta BARRE. I missed dancing and it seemed like a good way to get back into it. Then I fell in love with the classes and ended up applying to start teaching them. Why Barre Instructor Training? As a student I loved the environment. The studios are a lovely space to be in, and every Tender I had was so lovely and motivating. So, it was an easy choice to work there. Aleenta aligns with a lot of my beliefs a
How did you get started in Barre Training? About 3 years ago, I was in a job that I didn’t particularly like, carrying more weight than I ever had before, and tackling mental health issues. I was working at a store in Rundle Mall when some fliers were dropped of into the store I was working at by someone who worked for Aleenta BARRE. I’d never heard of Barre before but was interested in group fitness and the concept sounded like fun. Fast-forward about 6 months and I was a to
How many calories do I burn during barre class? As an instructor this is a question you will hear a lot. We all know calorie-burning is integral to staying fit, and your classes certainly will pack a punch in that department. The long and short of it: there’s not just one component that determines how many calories you burn. Next time a client asks you this question we have some answers for you... 1. A resistance workout (such as free weights or a barre class) may burn only
You don’t need expensive equipment and it’s super fun! Check out what the Los Angeles Times had to say: "The real secret is that they've found a way to make exercise fun and enjoyable," Silveira says. "I think that is really the magic ingredient." Another reason for the barre explosion is that it doesn't require the expensive equipment like Pilates reformers or treadmills and weight machines. Commonly, studios have barres along two walls and mirrors. Students use small hand w
Who better to work out to than Goddess Beyoncé? I love working out to her songs., so here are my favourite Beyoncé songs, with the Aleenta BARRE exercises to go with them (go for the whole song if you can!): Beyoncé's ‘Single Ladies’ - Pulses in Second Using the kitchen bench as a barre, face the bench (stand close to the bench) and put your legs in a wide position. Rotate your legs outwards so that your feet are not in parallel but instead, the toes are open on diagonals (in
It all started in 1959.
The birth of the Barbie doll, the death of Buddy Holly – it was a tumultuous year as the world continued to adjust to post-war life and shift towards the swinging 60s.
Amongst it all a German-born dancer living in London quietly pioneered her own style of fitness that changed the world - ballet barre.
Inspired by her desire to strengthen the spine and core muscles, Lotte Berk’s intensive combination of ballet, strength-training and yoga has sinc
Now Master Trainer of Barre Instructor Training, Alicia started her barre career at Aleenta BARRE. A perfectionist at heart with a strong motivation for proper technique and known for her knowledgable approach when teaching her students. However, this little barre star moved to the warmer parts of Australia - the always sunny Gold Coast. There she has started her journey as an Aleenta BARRE Studio Partner opening it's first QLD studio at Mermaid Waters coming Spring 2016!
We can all agree on something – barre is challenging. No matter what your level of fitness, it’s likely you will feel some shaking and quivering through those pulses. It isn't long though until your muscles get stronger and with regular classes you notice real and quite dramatic improvement.
It is at this point that your focus turns from trying not to shake to technique. Take it from us, a tiny adjustment can make a significant difference to your barre workout.