If you are looking for a unique way to get fit before your big day, consider adding Pure Barre classes to your workout routine. Barre classes have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and lucky for us there is a gorgeous new Pure Barre studio located in Edmond! Check out the following four reasons to add barre workouts to your wedding fitness routine.
Great for Your Core
Fitness experts will tell you that that best thing you can do for your body is to strengthen your core. Barre is one of the best possible core workouts. The focus on isometric exercises in barre workouts ensures that you get a total-body workout that forces your core stabilizer muscles to engage constantly. The effects of barre classes are cumulative for your core strength and endurance. When you make barre workouts part of your regimen, you will be able to hold core-centric poses like plank for minutes at a stretch.
Improve Your Posture
To look your best in wedding photos, good posture is key! If you are like most people, your posture could use some serious improvement. Barre classes are the perfect workout for improving your posture. Many of the basic ballet movements that you perform during barre workouts require a straight spine to do them right. This focus on making your back straight during barre class will also make you more aware of how you are carrying your spine outside of class. With awareness of slumping, you will automatically adjust to hold yourself upright with good posture.
As well as being good for your joints, the low-impact nature of barre classes means that your odds of being injured are low. The last thing a bride needs before her wedding is an injury! The low-impact factor also makes barre workouts great for pregnant women.
It’s a Blast
One of the most important things you need to do if you want to stay in good shape is to look for fun ways to exercise. The fun you have is one of the primary attractions that barre workouts have to offer. The upbeat nature of barre instructors is legendary. When you combine that with the up-tempo music and the fun movements, you will have a smile on your face for much of your workout. Next time you are feeling a little down, a barre class will pick you up and get you super fit.