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MISS_BEE
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3/10/14 5:31 P

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It is tough - and in my opinion, something that takes a little exercise "experience". I would not suggest these classes to anyone just beginning to exercise.

But, I've been surprising myself at how much I can do and now just back from the studio, I forgot to mention one of the best effects: I always feel absolutely terrific after class. It must be endorphins, but I haven't notice such a huge mood boost from walking or yoga, though yoga really calms me.

I always get the giggles (inwardly) with that ending sequence, but it surely tones the old "seat"!






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NEWENGLANDER2
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3/10/14 5:09 P

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The bridge exercise is taken to a new dimension in a barre class. That will strengthen your hips and "seat" as they like to call it. Tough workout-I can't do it more than 2 or 3 times a week.

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MISS_BEE
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3/10/14 2:16 P

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I love barre workouts and do both the Bar Method and a regular ballet fundamentals class.

I too started five or six weeks ago and have noticed that my thighs are already more toned, my balance is better and my core is much stronger. I know I'm losing inches, but haven't measured yet.

I'm eight or nine pounds towards a 20 pound weight loss, which I'm attributing to eating well and tracking religiously on SP. I take up to four classes per week and also walk and practice yoga.

So, my results are similar to yours - including reduced back pain! A strong core helps with that problem, in my case at least.

I'm interested to hear what others think of these barre classes - and DVDs for home use.








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4MEHEALTH
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3/10/14 1:10 P

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I've looked for barre workouts in my area but haven't found any yet. I have a lot of pain in my hips and thought that barre workouts would help stretcha nd strenghten them. I'm glad to hear positive comments and will keep looking. I think results in 5 weeks is good.



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NEWENGLANDER2
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3/10/14 1:00 P

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I've been doing barre workouts at a local place for the past 5 weeks and I am finally noticing some changes. The workouts are very challenging, mostly for the core and thighs. I've been doing 2 workouts a week and I am pleasantly surprised to notice that I've lost inches all around, especially around the hips while my back and neck pain is gone. Has anyone else tried these barre boot-camp exercises and how long did it take you to see nice results? What were your results?



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