If you’ve ever hung out around a spin class, there’s no doubt it has piqued your interest at least a little. Usually, what catches your attention is the group of people leaving the building with an obvious endorphin high, and one of the most intense post-workout glows possible. If you’ve never been to a spin […]
Pulse and Tuck It Out: The Big Benefits of Barre
You probably already know that barre classes involve, well, a ballet barre and a ballet-like routine, but there’s much more to the workout than meets the eye. In fact, research has shown that long-term ballerinas are more skilled not only at their complex and composed craft but also at simple, everyday skills all humans use […]
The Complete Glossary of Barre Terms and Barre Positions
We’ll admit it: The first time trying a barre class can be, well, confusing. No matter how many ballet classes your parents took you to as a child, previous dance experience won’t actually help you as much as you’d imagine. While barre class uses elements taken from traditional ballet, such as the ballet barre and […]
The Ultimate Toega Guide
Toega has become a workout trend because stretching out your tootsies has numerous benefits. Taking care of your feet via a few simple exercises can help improve stability, increase mobility/range of motion, and help prevent overuse injuries like shin splints or plantar fasciitis. Here’s what you need to know about Toega, and the exercises you can incorporate into your routine right away.
Yoga For Flexibility, Stretch Your Way to Strength
Stubborn. Unyielding. Rigid. Not words we want to use to describe our bodies. Thanks to sedentary jobs, the natural aging process or a general lack of time, most of us are not as flexible as we’d like to be. Don’t shrug your tight shoulders and try to accept this stiffness as a part of life! […]
Yoga vs Pilates: Which is Best for You?
Find the best way to strengthen, lengthen and tone — for you! Yoga and Pilates are often conflated as being the same thing. They both incorporate breath, slow and controlled movements and a focus on alignment, but how similar are they really, and which one is best for you? Well, first things first: they’re not […]