Yes, I’m barefoot today! I stepped a little out of my comfort zone & tried Ballet Barre! & Guess what? I LOVED IT! It’s one of those burns that burns so much, it feels SO GOOD. I thought I was going to the gym for a lighter workout, but let me tell you, I broke a sweat & a half. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be, but such a good workout!
Ballet barre is a mix of ballet-inspired movements, with a focus on core, designed to sculpt & tone the body, especially the legs & booty & lengthen & lean out the muscles. What’s great is that it’s dynamic & low-impact, so it’s good for all levels!
I also loved that the instructor incorporated some arm workouts, weight training & abs to really make it a full-body workout & to enhance the burn.
It’s the type of workout that focuses on isometric strength training (the bar is used as a prop to balance as you hold your body still while contracting a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range of motion movements.
Routines are great & a huge part of my life & how I stay on track: They keep me accountable, motivated & yes, comfortable! But, I also think it’s important to step out of our comfort zones every now & then & try new things to shock our bodies.
Overtime, our bodies get used to certain foods, supplements & even exercise routines! Changing it up is a great way to get our bodies uncomfortable, to encourage them to move in new & different ways than they’re used to, to challenge ourselves physically & mentally & target different body parts.
I’ll definitely be incorporating this new class into my workout routine (hopefully) once a week & I’ll keep you guys posted about the results!
Today, I encourage you to step out of one of your comfort zones, to do something that makes you feel a little uncertain & even, afraid & to go into it with a positive mindset! The result will be one of two things: good or bad, but at least you’ll know that you have the ability to do anything you set your mind to!