The moves may seem familiar, however it isn’t just what we do, it’s how we do it.
The isometric movement is simple,
and by focusing on isolating specific muscle groups to the point of fatigue will cause the muscle to shake which will help to increase your strength and endurance. To hold these postures while incorporating micro-movements, or pulses, will continuously engage the muscle while allowing for a mini-recovery with each pulse, thus allowing you to hold the posture for a longer period of time. With each class you will feel your strength and endurance grow.
The isometric contractions,
that make up the bulk of MÜV BARRE classes, is when the muscle tenses without changing length. These movements are the opposite of typical strength training moves, concentric & eccentric contractions, which occur when a muscle lengthens then shortens, as in a curl. Isometric exercise is a great way to maintain muscle strength and also helps to increase bone density.strength and endurance grow.
MÜV BARRE classes are mentally engaging as well,
as there are many points to focus on, and can be challenging for beginning students and instructors. During a MÜV BARRE class focus is drawn to the body to maintain proper posture & breath, to ensure for an efficient, effective and safe workout.
MÜV BARRE is a low-impact,
high-energy group class that combines the principles of yoga, Pilates and strength training with some dance aspects. MÜV BARRE integrates full range movements combined with isometric contractions, that make up the bulk of our classes. Using slow, focused movements coupled with high-rep isolated contractions, we are able to continually engage the muscle to exhaustion, which creates the changes we are aiming for. The idea behind MÜV BARRE is to establish postural alignment, functional movement and to concentrate on engaging every muscle in the body through each pose and exercise.
One of the greatest attributes of MÜV BARRE is that it’s perfect for all age groups and can be modified to fit any body type or fitness level. With MÜV BARRE’s low-impact exercises, it’s easier to modify the movements for any injury. Whether it’s your first group fitness class or you have been training for years, MÜV BARRE will challenge and engage your entire body for the full hour.
As with any of our modalities, consistency of movement and proper nutrition will greatly increase your chances of success for your overall fitness and health goals. You will see a difference in your strength, flexibility and endurance when making MÜV BARRE a part of your regular fitness schedule. You will feel your body tighten and begin to defy gravity as you complete class after class. Starting with 2-3 classes per week, you will feel a difference and moving up to 3-4 times a week you will see the difference.
It doesn’t matter where you start, only that you never give up, and you will see incredible improvements when you begin and as you continue your health & fitness journey. Energy improves, sleep improves, strength, mobility, health – and that is only the beginning!