Barre Fitness Workout

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 40 Conc £20 Full £50 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 11 MAC 18/09/2019 04/12/2019 AW1870

What will the course cover?

Barre fitness is a fun complete body workout based on the Lotte Berk method of exercise in which elements of ballet conditioning, pilates, sculpting, and yoga are intertwined in a flowing sequence to a beat targeting all major muscles.

Who is the course for?

Students in general good health, we practise barefoot as there is not floor impact involved, due to the nature of ballet movements you should be able to bend your knees freely and balance on tiptoes.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You should be able to exercise standing on your feet and on the balls of your feet, kneeling, sitting on the floor, laying on your back and in your front for the floor exercises.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

We will use the barre as a prop for standing exercises that strengthen, tone and challenge balance and coordination and the floor-mat for the core exercises finishing with yoga stretches. You will improve your strength, stability, coordination, rhythm, balance and stamina.

How is the course organised?

This is an hour long class that includes a few minutes of warm up exercises, a main workout comprising standing barre work, sitting and kneeling exercises plus exercises in prone and supine position, and a few minutes of relaxation at the end.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

None, although in order to boost your fitness levels you are encouraged to practise some other cardiovascular exercise that follow a beat, like dance, aerobics, etc.

How will my progress be assessed?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. Your instructor will monitor your improvement on postural alignment, balance, coordination, technique and breathing technique.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You might choose to build on knowledge gained by continuing in this class or progressing to other relevant exercise classes.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

You will need loose and comfortable clothing and be comfortable exercising barefoot. Please avoid eating two hours prior to exercising and bring some water with you.

What support is available?

The instructor will occasionally give you handouts with simple exercise routines to practice at home. The college offers support in English and maths, ICT computer skills and employability.