Balanced Body (BB) Barre
Rooted in Balanced Body Movement Principles, emphasizing safe and effective movement potential.
It may look like ballet, but it’s not. BB 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.
- 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