Plie your way to a fit body – Xtend Barre
Xtend Barre - the who, what, where and why.
By Hannah Pronesti
With Melbourne now being in the midst of a chilly winter it can be difficult to maintain the motivation to exercise. Working in the CBD, it’s all too easy to seek refuge indoors, away from the wind and rain, and then to head home immediately after work.
However, if you’re looking to combat the winter blues (and bulge) there is a way, and you’ll find it at 555 Flinders Lane.
Xtend Barre Melbourne is the first of an increasing line of boutique exercise studios to exclusively bring the Xtend Barre workout to Melbourne.
Essentially a fusion of Pilates and Ballet, Xtend Barre was developed by in the US by Andrea Rogers, a professional dancer and Pilates expert, who saw the benefits of combining Pilates principles with elements of dance in her own classes. This combination results in a workout that sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged, and regular Xtenders will see results very quickly. Xtend Barre strengthens and lengthens the body from the inside out, building the core strength necessary for improved posture and better form.
The Xtend Barre philosophy advocates a healthy lifestyle, and when coupled with a balanced and nutritious diet, Xtend Barre will equip clients with a long and lean physique, without the added bulk. Although challenging, the workout is open to everyone, and can be modified to suit beginners, injured clients, prenatal clients, or amplified to further challenge advanced clients.
Xtend Barre Melbourne is not your regular gym. Its boutique style lends itself to an intimacy and sense of community at the studio, and regular events allow clients to get to know one another. Studio owner, Mary, and manager, Claire, ensure clients are always met with a friendly and personal experience. The Xtend Barre instructors will get you in to shape with a smile on your face, one plié at a time. Xtend Barre Melbourne also offers clients classes in Adult Ballet, and TRX Suspension Training so there are great options to mix up your workout.
Meet you at the barre!
Nourish Melbourne Members, you get a fantastic introductory deal to Xtend Barre Melbourne and Xtend Barre Hawthorn. Click below to find out more.