There’s a new workout popping up across Hawaii—barre. It’s named after the horizontal bar that ballet students use for support. Classes are a lot more than just dance. A typical class combines traditional body weight training with toning moves from ballet, yoga, and Pilates. The result is a workout that’s low-impact yet works muscle groups to the point of fatigue. This workout isn’t for everyone, though. If you’re looking heart-pumping cardio, this isn’t your jam. But don’t be fooled … barre is harder than it looks. You’ll stretch, pulse, and contract. And you’ll feel the results the next day.
Here’s what a few students have to say:
Read more about barre in the fall 2018 issue of Island Scene.