20 Nov '13, 3am

#Singapore Tried & Tested: Xtend Barre: A workout combining ballet and pilates moves aims to flex muscles you

#Singapore Tried & Tested: Xtend Barre: A workout combining ballet and pilates moves aims to flex muscles you

Plie, lift those heels, and bop up and down. Do that eight times, and then do that in double time. You are feeling it in your adductors and calves, but before your brain can process how sore the muscles are, you're halfway into your next position. No, you don't need to have done ballet or pilates before joining the Xtend Barre class, "although prior experience would help", the instructor said. Beatriz Barreto, our night-class instructor, was a pilates practitioner prior to this, but had to learn ballet moves when she started Xtend Barre. WHAT IS XTEND BARRE? Xtend Barre is a form of workout that developed from ballet dance moves and pilates, created by American professional dancer and choreographer Andrea Rogers. It also uses weights and resistance bands to firm and tone. The 45-minute session at Upside Motion studio in Singapore starts relatively perspiration-free, with w...

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