Taking Barre Classes? Don't Make These Mistakes
Taking a Barre class or any other type of fitness class is a great idea if you want to keep your health in peak condition. People are crazy about Barre exercise classes because the classes are different, fun and produce results. Our HIP Studio members sweat and work every single muscle group in their body during the workouts, it seems more like entertainment than work. Many people start exercise classes and drop them because they either become bored or dislike their workout routine, but boredom will never be a problem when you sign up for Barre classes at HIP studio. Even though your instructors will let you know what to expect and guide you along the way, there are still mistakes that can be made. The following are 3 Barre Class mistakes that you should never make, if you want to get the most from your workout sessions.
1. Unrealistic Goals.
The biggest mistake that people make is in setting unrealistic goals for their progress. Not everyone’s body is the same, so there is no textbook answer for how things have to progress. While you may start seeing changes in your body, you are not going to achieve perfect results overnight. Consistency is key. Rome was not built in a day, and you will most likely not be able to get your body optimally fit in a day. Barre workouts are designed to work over time and if you put the effort and time in you will see the changes you want.
2. Moving too Fast.
The key to barre workouts is small and controlled movements. Beginners sometime have a hard time tapping into this and rush through each exercise. It's not about maxing out your reps in a barre class, it's about controlling your body and finding the 'squeeze' and burn in each movement. When you find the control, you are working deep into your muscles and automatically move at a slower pace. This pace gives you the awareness so you pay attention to the details and get the most out of your workout.
3. Not Eating Right.
Even if you are trying to lose weight and tone up by taking Barre classes, you still have to eat nutritious meals that are balanced and healthy. People are under the misconception that they will lose more weight with their exercise program if they don’t eat, and this simply isn’t the case. This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make. While you may shed the pounds in the beginning, the weight will come back if you are not eating properly throughout the process. The body needs fuel to have enough energy. If your food intake is restricted, then your body will hold onto the fat and be so fatigued that you won’t be able to exercise or function normally.
Our trainers at HIP Studio are perfectionists when it comes to form. They are very good at correcting your position to make sure you get the most out of your workout. If you are concerned about not doing a barre move right, don’t be too embarrassed to ask your Barre instructor. They will be able to guide you in the right direction.