Thursday 28 March 2013
From The Nutcracker to Black Swan, ballet has regained popularity at break-neck speeds over the past decade. Natalie Portman used barre exercises to gain those strong, but slender, limbs that we saw waving across the theater screen, Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr follows a ballet inspired fitness regime, and, of course, young students still flock to schools and competitions, inspired by their first viewing of Swan Lake. In 2013, demand for ballet varies in size almost as much as our portable ballet barres.
From home practice, to light strength and flexibility training, to professional dance studios, portable barres provide stability and strength as well as flexibility. Heavy tubing keeps them from shifting during practice, but they remain portable enough be moved between rooms, venues, or even to competition. Intermediate barres range from 4 to 8 feet and are portable enough for a home fitness center, but their high-strength steel makes them durable enough for studios. Professional barres run as large as 14 feet, are made from larger tubes and are perfect for multiple dancers in a school setting. For the young student, the 4 foot Princess Barre is shorter and comes in an appealing pink. It can be placed easily in a bedroom for extra practice or play with friends.
Whether you are looking for a way to spice up your regular routine or training for a show, fitness professionals have found that including ballet in a regular workout schedule improves flexibility, strength and tone. While not everyone has access to a dance studio, portable barres are affordable and fit easily into a classroom, studio or home fitness center. For more information, please visit our website.