Xtend Barre Ballet Workout Review – review of the Xtend Barre Ballet Workout as part of a fitness regimine and a comparison to Yoga.I love doing yoga, and I mix in different yoga workouts, but my doctor still advised that I try other forms of exercise as well to keep my body challenged and benefitting from exercise.
I recently was told about a trial Xtend Barre Ballet class that was being held at RARA. Xtend Barre is the premier ballet barre workout… Dance and Pilates amplified. I’ve done Pilates before and I used to do ballet as a child and I know both can be very intense. The Xtend Barre class was being held by Angie Nobile, currently a San Diego, California resident, who wants to share her passion for the Xtend Barre workout with Metro Detroit – hence the free master classes. Angie hopes to bring her Xtend Barre program to metro Detroit this September and open a studio here, so she’s generating interest by holding the free classes.
I went to one of the recent free Xtend Barre Ballet classes (I’ll be informing you of upcoming free classes so stay tuned for those). The Xtend Barre class was 55 minutes long and was definitely challenging! Even though it was a basic class, I found it difficult to get through, but in a good way. I know that easy exercise is not going to do me any good so I’m always up for a challenge. Xtend Barre was a great toning workout that elevated my heart rate and had my quads sore the next day – all without any impact on my joints.
So, what is Xtend Barre? To get a general idea of what Xtend Barre is all about, imagine doing ballet style movements (first position, plies, barre exercises, etc.) mixed in with floor moves, hand weights, and even some push ups – working muscles from head to toe. There’s never any bouncing. The Xtend Barre system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. Xtend Barre will strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside out. The end result is a long and lean physique… without added bulk. The Xtend Barre workout combines the amazing results of dance with the principles of strength and safety in Pilates.
Angie does a great job teaching the Xtend Barre Ballet class. She is kind-hearted, motivating, and super sweet. She’ll let you know it’s ok to put down the hand weights if you’re having too much trouble, or don’t be worried if your muscles are shaking, etc. Angie has everyone feeling comfortable to work at their own level.
I hope this Xtend Barre Ballet Workout review is helpful.