Happy 2015! Dallas: get fit for the New Year with The PilatesBarre! The PilatesBarre has several locations you can find here. I’ve been a long-time fan of pilates and always feel great after completing any kind of pilates exercises – particularly on the reformer machines. As someone who often sits at a computer all day, it’s a great way to lengthen and stretch the muscles while getting a great workout. I asked The PilatesBarre a few questions about how one can best kick off their 2015 fitness routine the right way.
NS: What are some of the classes PilatesBarre offers? Do they cater to all levels of fitness?
T PB: The PilatesBarre is a Pilates studio that links the holistic principles of Pilates together with resistance training and cardio elements, to provide a unique exercise regimen. We offer PilatesBody, PilatesBarre, SpringBarre & BootcampBarre.
All of our classes cater to all fitness levels as every exercise has a modification or an added variation for more of a challenge enabling all levels to take class together!
PilatesBody: core strength training, cardio, and overall body conditioning and stretching to achieve the “Pilates Body” using our exclusive BarreFormer.
Bootcamp Barre: combination of bootcamp-style cardio paired with cardio barre ballet
The PilatesBarre: combines the PilatesBody on the BarreFormer and our SpringBarre workout on the Springboards
The SpringBarre: exclusive to The PilatesBarre, incorporates cardio, spring boards, ballet barre and free weights
Private Sessions: great for the beginning, the super advanced student or someone with an injury or who is new to fitness
NS: How often would you suggest keeping active during the work week?What’s the minimum and maximum you usually advise upon?
T PB: Our suggestion to reach your fitness goals, during the work week- 3 x a week would be ideal! We always find it easier to workout before work; social engagements always pop up in the evening! A couple options, either getting in before work or if your schedule permits, try a midday workout during your lunch break.
One should target, minimum 3 times a week and the maximum would be 6 times a week. Everyone needs a day off!!
NS: With travel and holiday parties interrupting regular workouts, how do you suggest staying fit on the road?
T PB: Plan ahead! Always pack a pair of tennis shoes so you can sneak in walk in-between family events. Invite your family to take class with you, always more fun in groups. During the holidays, we always have our regular clients bringing in their visiting family members. Don’t let visitors keep you from your regular workout-bring them along! Exercise raises levels of serotonin, a feel-good hormone, something we all need during the holiday season!
NS: What are a few ways PilatesBarre inhibits the workout “rut” people speak about?
T PB:Our goal is too offer the space to foster healthy way of live. The PilatesBarre classes are constantly evolving as we strive to provide the community the latest in fitness trends. All of the instructors are regular attendees of our classes and keep the exercises fresh. Our music is constantly changing and is our driving force inspiration for our class routines. Our new BarreFormers are also enabling us to keep our workout fresh with incorporating new features such as a split carriage, jump board, and additional springs to add more tension options. Our workout has evolved as our clients have grown with us and needed more challenges to be incorporated into their routines.