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How Often Should I Come To A Barre Class?

How Often Should I Come To A Barre Class?

March 21, 2019 2 min read

Incorporating a mix of classes throughout your week, you’ll begin seeing increased fitness, better flexibility, increased toning and mental clarity. 

Each of our classes incorporate a mix of toning, strength building, endurance and flexibility, so you’re getting everything you need. Combined with the incidental exercise you’ll inevitably do each day you can consider yourself covered.

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Road-testing The Base Collective Magnesium Flakes: do they really relieve aching muscles?

Road-testing The Base Collective Magnesium Flakes: do they really relieve aching muscles?

February 26, 2019 3 min read

I promptly got the kids to bed and poured myself a bath with ½ a packet of said magnesium salts....I was planning to keep half for my next muscle emergency post barre burn class this week…
I had heard a number of times the benefits of magnesium and my girlfriend swore by magnesium oil for leg cramps when pregnant. So I had high hopes.
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7 Reasons Why You Should Include BARRE Into Your Current Fitness Routine

7 Reasons Why You Should Include BARRE Into Your Current Fitness Routine

January 17, 2019 5 min read

Not already a barre convert? Still love a good sweaty gym sesh, weight training or high intensity training like HIIT or boxing? Well this is for you! Did you know that there are multiple benefits to including Barre (pronounced bar ;) into your already existing fitness routine? Here are 5 reasons you should be including barre into your fitness schedule right now.
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Can you lose weight from doing barre classes? The whole body benefits of barre!

Can you lose weight from doing barre classes? The whole body benefits of barre!

October 10, 2018 3 min read

With the smaller studio space, the Instructors tend to hone in on you when you slack off and can watch you through all mirrors to make sure you don’t do half-arsed plié’s just because your legs are about to drop off. In these classes, if you make your goals known, the instructors are likely to focus on them and you. 
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Does Exercise Boost Happiness? It sure does!

Does Exercise Boost Happiness? It sure does!

February 16, 2018 2 min read

Have you ever felt sluggish, tired, fatigued and lacked that energy to carry on daily? Have you felt like napping every day and wake up feeling worse? A key element which may be missing is exercise. It's true that we exercise to boost happiness. For me, some days I dread doing a workout. But the habit of exercising sees me drag my butt off the couch, only to have an amazing class and leaving me in a state of happiness and euphoria. 

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Bikini Body Workouts

Bikini Body Workouts

February 08, 2018 2 min read

Our workouts are designed around muscle endurance, and each exercise is isometrically held for short period of time, with the aid of lightweights, Pilates balls and therabands to provide that extra resistance. Exercises are designed to promote muscle endurance by giving you high repetitions of any given exercise and giving you short breaks. This type of exercise promotes strength not only of the muscles but for the joints.
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Barre - It's NOT Ballet, It's A Fitness Class

Barre - It's NOT Ballet, It's A Fitness Class

February 08, 2018 3 min read

So, what’s all the buzz around barre fitness classes? What is Barre and what is it going to get you? Barre fitness classes at Aleenta will provide you with so much; depending on your goals. The most common goals I see from new clients entering the studio is tone, strengthening, lose five kgs and strengthen arms, abs and legs. Sound familiar?
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Making Your New Year's Resolutions Stick...

Making Your New Year's Resolutions Stick...

December 07, 2017 2 min read

As we head into the New Year, we thought their blog on ‘Making your New Year Resolutions Stick’ particularly appropriate….take a read...

 

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Ever Heard of Fat Freezing?

Ever Heard of Fat Freezing?

December 06, 2017 3 min read

Neither had we! Here we hear from Samantha Barakat, Founder of Body Catalyst about her business and how it can help literally freeze off those pesky fatty areas we can find hard to move...(and even better they have moved in next door to Aleenta BARRE Bourke St!)
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How to maintain a healthy balance during the festive season...

How to maintain a healthy balance during the festive season...

December 06, 2017 2 min read

As we head into the silly season, it can be difficult to maintain your balance mentally, physically and spiritually :) We spoke to our Barre Tenders about how they maintain a healthy balance during the festive season....
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Thinking of taking barre classes? Here's some tips for Barre Beginners...

Thinking of taking barre classes? Here's some tips for Barre Beginners...

November 26, 2017 2 min read

At Aleenta BARRE we know being new to barre classes can be intimidating. You are unsure about what to expect. Is it going to be hard or too easy, will you be able to keep up, be coordinated enough and the list goes on...

 

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How a Surf Life-Saving Champ incorporates barre into her routine...

How a Surf Life-Saving Champ incorporates barre into her routine...

November 15, 2017 3 min read

Brielle Cooper is a bona fide Surf Live Saving Champion. And a lover of dancing. An odd combination we know....but perfect for a professional Surf Life Saver to add barre to her gruelling schedule. Here is her story...

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