Why Barre is Great for Seniors

Barre is increasingly becoming popular and wide spread across fitness boutiques and gyms. Fitness enthusiasts from Generation X to Millennials are packing classes every day. But barre is not just for the young, it’s also for the young at heart! Baby Boomers are quickly finding out more about barre and how it could be the perfect workout for them. Through my multiple years of teaching group fitness classes and teaching client’s with ages ranging from 15 to years old to 95 years young, I am amazed by how much the human body is capable of when given the right formula. I have always said that barre is perfect for EVERYbody, including our more mature ones! Here are the top three reasons why Barre is perfect for our senior citizen community.

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Heather McCreight
The Top Three Reasons to Accept the Water Challenge

How many times have you been invited to participate in a Water Challenge by your friends on Facebook? If you are anything like me, it’s at least weekly. I was always a “divide your weight by 2 and that’s how many ounces of water you should drink” kinda girl, so I felt like I was consuming enough water and a challenge didn’t apply to me. But after being told by both my dermatologist and my primary care a couple of months ago that was severely dehydrated, I decided to do a bit more research into just how much water I really should be drinking. After reading quite a few studies and based on my doctor’s recommendation, I decided to do my own Water Challenge. After a month of drinking an entire gallon of water a day, here are the top 3 things I have learned.

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Heather McCreight
Top 4 Misconceptions of Barre

Maybe you have been holding out on trying Barre because you are a skeptic, or perhaps you are a Barre Instructor and have heard everything under the sun about what your clients come in thinking Barre is. I know me personally, I have listened to SO many different ideas of what people have in their head of what Barre is supposed to be. And although I will admit, some of them are pretty funny, I don’t like to think that the untruths like you have to wear tutus or be able to touch your toes is keeping anyone from getting to experience ALL the benefits of Barre! Here are the top 4 misconceptions of Barre busted once and for all!

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Heather McCreight
How can I do Barre while traveling?

Summer is in full swing, and even though these months are meant to be a bit slower and more relaxed, summertime can be pretty hectic with camps, vacations and all the things! But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your Barre workouts! Keeping to your fitness regimen will help keep you looking and feeling good without missing out on beach time! Here are three ways that you can stay fit while traveling:

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Heather McCreight
What do I wear to Barre?

You’ve done your research. You now know that BARRE does not serve peanuts and beer, nor is it pronounced “bar-A.” But now you want to know what exactly to WEAR to this new phenomenon?! Maybe a leotard and tights aren’t exactly your jam? Don’t worry, it’s not mine either! It’s important to look and feel comfortable and also allow your body and mind to move freely! Here are the top 4 tips on what to wear to Barre from top to bottom:

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Heather McCreight
Can I do Barre while pregnant?

Barre, and exercise in general, is very beneficial for expecting moms-to-be. It can assist you in childbirth, help keep you in high spirits and aid in getting your postpartum back to pre-baby much faster! Because Barre is naturally low-impact, low-risk and still helps maintain muscle tone, it is quickly becoming a favorite way to keep active among the prenatal community. As long as you have been given the all-clear from your Doctor to continue exercising, here are a few other factors you need to keep in mind:

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Heather McCreight
What is Barre?

The question I get asked the most is “What is Barre?” But because I am so passionate about Barre and the actual “barre” has been a part of my life since I was 3 and a tiny tot ballerina, I often forget that not everyone knows what I am talking about when I am rambling on about what I do for a living! Of course, I get the jokes of “Oh yeah, I know what a BAR is hahahahah” but I am always surprised by the amount of people who are not familiar with one of the most popular forms of exercise that has been around for over 6 decades! I also think that there are quite a few people who have a misconstrued idea of what Barre is and have images of prima ballerinas prancing around with dumbbells in their hands! So, to keep it short and sweet, I thought I would list my top 3 easiest answers I give when asked “What is Barre?”

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Heather McCreight