And while Barre workouts pre-date Natalie's dark 'Swan' ("The Bar Method" was born in the late 1950's in London by former dancer/exercise pioneer Lotte Berk ), they are still super-popular today. You can find classes in gyms and stand-alone studios everywhere, and spinoffs abound -- including Pure Barre, Fluidity, Dailey Method, BarrePhysique, Barre3, Karve, PopPhysique, Go Figure, Body Fit, The Debbie Frank Studio, and Bodd.
I had my first in-class Cardio Barre experience today (at C2 Pilates, housed in the Dedham Health and Athletic Complex), and it was a blast! And while I won't be able to take it every Sunday morning, I will be hitting up these online classes I found:
Jeni-Barre via EMG Live Fitness -- love that this 1 hour class costs just $2!
Cardio Barre class on YouTube -- looks like an original Cardio Barre workout. And it's 38 minutes -- perfect for moms needing a quick workout while the wee one is snoozing.
Barre Workout for Butt and Things via FitnessBlender -- as always, FREE and so inspiring. Also clocks in at about 21 minutes long.
Barre booties for everyone!
Love and FIF,