WHAT IS PREGNANCY BARRE?
Pregnancy Barre is a low-impact, moderate-intensity exercise class that empowers expectant mums by allowing them to safely and effectively stay in shape.
Classes are made up of a series of standing-based workouts with small isolated movements that help develop muscle tone. A standard class includes exercises that incorporate a ballerina barre for balance, a set of light weights, a small inflated ball, and resistance bands.
THE BEAUTY OF BARRE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Whatever activity you choose, staying active during pregnancy can help you physically prepare for labour and delivery, and shorten your postnatal recovery time. Barre is an excellent exercise for pregnant women during any trimester, as it helps maintain muscle strength without putting extra strain on joints.
IS PREGNANCY BARRE RIGHT FOR ME?
Do you enjoy being in a small class (maximum of 8 participants) with varied sessions and an experienced instructor? Are you interested in low-impact, moderate-intensity exercises to help keep fit, healthy and energised during pregnancy? If you answered yes to the above, Pregnancy Barre might be the right fit for you.
ONCE BABY ARRIVES
When you’re ready, join us again for Baby Barre! These classes follow the same principles as Pregnancy Barre and can safely strengthen muscles to help you feel good after giving birth. We’re baby-friendly, of course, so please bring your little one along too.
BOOK ONLINE TODAY
Classes are based in Howick, East Auckland, and run during school term times. Confirm your spot in one of our evening or weekend classes – 10x concession cards can be booked online. For casual bookings ($18 per class) and private sessions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A STANDARD FORMAT OF A PREGNANCY BARRE CLASS
5 MINUTE WARMUP
To limber up joints. Also includes a few mobility exercises.
10 MINUTE TONING SET
Using light weights for arms..
20 MINUTE BARRE WORKOUT
With a focus on leg and arm toning, lengthening and strengthening. We utilise light weights, resistance bands and balls.
10-15 MINUTE STRETCH
Using the barre and mats, the session ends with stretching plus a guided relaxation.