• Be patient with your classes/training as it takes time to master the technique.
  • In STUDiO barre class make each movement small & controlled. Every movement should stem from the muscles you are working. Small isometric movements require you to support your own weight in a fixed position. We know what muscles we’re targeting on each exercise so you need to focus on moving right from there. Isolate each muscle group in order to get to most fat-burning benefit. Your mind/muscle connection will improve tremendously with STUDiO barre.
  • Next time you take class, remember an inch is only an inch: sink one inch lower, extend one inch straighter, or sQueeze a little bit harder. By the end, you’re tired and ready to come out, but push through till the very end. Without discomfort there is no change.
  • The magic is in the tuck! Whether in weights, thighs, seat or ab work, the harder you tuck your hips, the more effective each exercise will be. Practice your “tuck” : Think shoulders back and down in line w/ your hips, contract your lower abs, and sQueeze your seat (aka buttocks). You will feel your hips tuck under you. (Instead of sticking your seat out, think roll your tailbone under). Tucking your hips will protect your lower back and challenge you to use your abs! It may seem like a lot to remember but it will make all the difference outside of class. Good posture is key. Being toned, trim & walking tall will prevent back problems & is also an outward sign of confidence & health.
  • If your muscles start to shake and burn during class, work through it, it takes everything in your power not to come out of it! But this means you’re reaching muscle failure, which is your goal during class and this is where the muscles actually start to change. Take a deep breath, embrace the shake and hang onto the burn, and watch your body transform right in front of you.
  • Wear sticky socks – They provide the anti-bacterial protection of a sock while providing the non-slip protection of a sneaker! In addition, they keep your muscles warm for an increase in flexibility!!
  • Laugh, smile and have FUN!