Barre Blog

The Alimental Sage: Beetroot Salad with Candied Walnuts, Feta and Mint...

March 30, 2016 2 min read

To assemble the salad
 
Cut roasted beetroot into large, even-sized, chunks and place in bowl.
Toss beetroot with generous amounts of olive oil and season with salt/pepper to taste.
Arrange beetroot on serving platter/in bowl and top with crumbled goat’s cheese, candied walnuts and torn fresh mint leaves. To avoid a great pink mess, layer the elements, rather than tossing the whole salad before serving.
 
Leftovers will keep refrigerated for 1-2 days.
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Our Top Tender Technique Corrections.

March 30, 2016 1 min read

We can all agree on something – when you start barre it is challenging. No matter what your level of fitness, it’s likely you will feel some shaking and quivering through those pulses. It isn't long though until your muscles get stronger and with regular classes you notice real and quite dramatic improvement.  

It is at this point that your focus turns from trying not to shake to technique. Take it from us, a tiny adjustment can make a significant difference to your barre workout. 


To help you as you move along the barre journey, our Tenders share their top technique corrections (in no particular order…)

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A New Study Makes Our Day, Finds Dark Chocolate Actually Improves Workouts...

March 26, 2016 1 min read

While we've long promoted the benefits of dark chocolate, a recent study has proven that it's not only good for your emotional well-being and sanity, but it actually also improves your workouts.

 

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Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed.

March 21, 2016 4 min read

Good news for yogis and sleep enthusiasts alike: You can take your practice to bed.

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Being Present During Barre Class.

February 16, 2016 1 min read

Do you ever find yourself thinking too much about the past or the future? What was and what might be? You’re even… doing it at barre class? Yep. Guilty! This mindless chitter chatter, all it does, is steal from your present. Ain’t nobody got time for that! 
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8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong.

February 13, 2016 6 min read

Imagine all the wondrous things your mind might embrace if it weren’t wrapped so tightly around your struggles.  Always look at what you have, instead of what you have lost.  Because it’s not what the world takes away from you that counts; it’s what you do with what you have left.
Here are a few reminders to help motivate you when you need it most:
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#1 Aleenta BARRE Star Emily Zegar on her two loves - barre and wine...

January 20, 2016 3 min read

Emily Zegar tied with Stacey Bright as the #1 attendee of barre classes at Aleenta BARRE in 2015. Hailing from Oregon in the USA, Emily combines her love of Wine (yes she is studying a Masters of Business in Wine) with her love of Barre!  Read here to learn what drives our #1 barre star...
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Practicing gratitude when life doesn't go to plan.

December 22, 2015 2 min read

Catherine Bales is a health and wellness coach, Aleenta BARRE student and our SA-based Wellness Coach for our Healthier Me Program. This edited blog is reproduced with her permission from Catherine's website www.seedsofgrowth.com.au

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Student Stories: 'Aleenta BARRE has changed my life'

December 18, 2015 2 min read

This morning I was sitting at my desk reading feedback from our students, when we received an email from one of our Melbourne Barre student’s Angela enquiring about her membership and in the email she finished with -
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An Extremely Unfit Person Tries Aleenta BARRE

December 07, 2015 2 min read

The Adelaidian, an Adelaide-based online magazine/blog focused on fashion, food and local events, joined us at our Burnside Village Studio for a class recently.

Here's their rundown...
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10 Things to Expect from Aleenta BARRE

July 08, 2015 3 min read

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Barre: How it all began.

July 06, 2015 2 min read

It all started in 1959. 

The birth of the Barbie doll, the death of Buddy Holly – it was a tumultuous year as the world continued to adjust to post-war life and shift towards the swinging 60s.
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