Barre is a fusion between ballet, Pilates, Yoga and functional fitness. It was originally devised by Lotti Berk. Barre is a full body workout: the standing exercises target the pelvic floor, legs, bums and stomachs. We also use small weights to strengthen arms and the upper body. And classes usually end with a floor-based workout that targets the abdominal muscles.
In a classroom many of the moves are carries out on a ballet barre which offers more stability and thus allows us to move with better alignment. Online, you can use a chair instead of a barre.
Movements are carried out standing and on the floor. You will need small weights, a small 7 or 9 inch ball and a Yoga mat.
Kat holds a certificate in Barre Fitness.