“Aligned Movement Creates Freedom”
Valetudo Floor Barre & BodyBarre have been gaining popularity around Virgin Active gyms and Corporate business’ in London due to the combination of high energy, full body burn and focused body awareness development. By working with control and breath, the subtle muscle-movers within the glutes, core and back you improve posture, body awareness, strength and stability.
“Although very popular with women, more men are attending classes and loving the strength and conditioning results. Most are surprised how tough the 60min sessions turn out to be”
Most barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like Yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. Floor barre tends to be conducted without the ‘barre’ for stability, favouring stabiliser muscles to increase the difficulty and increase the caloric burn. We do use props like: bands, blocks, pilates balls, light hand-weights and sliders.