22 Apr '11, 11pm

Barre Las Vegas: Where Small Movements Make Big Changes

Barre Las Vegas: Where Small Movements Make Big Changes

Upon arrival to my first barre class, the instructor gave me a quick briefing about proper posture and showed me where the mats and hand weights were (she suggested I use one-pound weights). Without wasting a minute of class time, we began our workout with small, calculated movements using the weights — pulsing up, to the side and behind. The instructor led us smoothly from one exercise to the next without giving us an opportunity to pause between the micro motions. After only a few minutes, my arms were fatigued, the one-pound weights felt like 15-pound bricks and I was already sweating. So much for being an athlete. I quickly learned that barre class is not strictly limited to ballet stretches and movements. In fact, the motions used in class tend to be small and contained, not sweeping and elegant like those found in a dance studio, and it’s these tiny movements that ar...

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