Christine offers small group classes in Pilates/Core training and Xtend Barre training. Individual and smaller group training is available on request. Classes last for 55 minutes and concentrate of optimising core strength, flexibility and muscle tone.
Pilates: Explore the core
Pilates may sound intimidating, but it’s an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates isn’t just for fitness fiends. Pilates is an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. If you’re considering a Pilates class for beginners, here’s what you need to know before you head to the gym.
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs. By practicing Pilates regularly, you can achieve a number of health benefits, including:
• Improved core strength and stability
• Improved posture and balance
• Improved flexibility
• Prevention of back pain
Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the early 1900s.
It sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged…yes that means your tummy, thighs and butt will all look shaped and sculpted all at the same time. Xtend Barre teachers because of their pilates training, not only instruct exercises, but also provide cues that challenge and correct form and alignment. Xtend Barre classes move quickly, providing a cardio challenge while working on your strength, stability and stamina.
If stronger abs and back muscles, improved endurance and overall energy, increased flexibility, greater body awareness and improved posture and toned arms, sculpted thighs and a lifted derriere are what you’re after, Xtend Barre is for you.
Xtend Barre is a fast paced 55-minute full body immersion work out that fuses dance, core, and sculpting exercises to give you a chiselled body – and fast!
Christine teaches a multi-level class geared to challenge bodies of any age, gender or fitness background and all exercises can be modified for beginners, pre-natal clients, injured clients, but also amplified for advanced clients that are looking for that extreme challenge.
Xtend Barre avoids endless repetitions in awkward positions that can add bulk to your body. Xtend classes add props like yoga straps, stretch bands and playground balls to bring a fun twist to an already intense workout.
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