Thursday 25 April 2013

Major League Baseball Player Debuts the Fruits of His Ballet Barre Workout

Mike Piazza, a retired Major League Baseball catcher, is performing with the Miami City Ballet on May 3rd, playing the role of the gangster in “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,” the Associated Press reports.

He admits that he might have to fend off some "good-natured insults" but says that "the bottom line is to draw attention to the show, to the arts, the art of ballet and dancing in general." 

Piazza is a glowing example of the wide range of individuals who can make excellent use of Boss Ballet Barres in their fitness or training routines. With the option to choose from a variety of lengths and constructions, these barres are the ideal choice for the consumer who’s looking for a portable, durable, and expertly-crafted barre for their home or studio. Surely Piazza would have benefited from having his own Boss Ballet Barre at home as he prepares for his upcoming performance!

Philip Neal, who is staging the Miami City Ballet production, is delighted that athletes like Piazza are showcasing the athleticism and discipline of dance, the AP reports. With a Boss Ballet Barre at your home, you might even be able to get your own husband, dad, or brother to join in on your workouts! 

Furthermore, if you've taken ballet or a barre workout class, you know these sessions can add up to be an expensive routine. Bringing the workout back home can save you time and money. Browse our selection now and enjoy the freedom of training wherever you please.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Ballet Barre for Your Home Fitness Studio

Ballet is an excellent way to get lean and muscular. Over the years it has gained in popularity in the sports and fitness world. For example, pro football players use it to improve flexibility. Leading magazines, like Women's Health, publish exercises you can do at home--including ballet moves:

"The secret to scoring a dancer's trim and toned shape is to work your muscles less than you're used to. Yep, you read that right. Dancers practice concentrated movements that function as deep sculpting tools to create long, lean muscles."

You can go to your local dance studio to practice your moves. For some people, though, having your own at-home fitness studio makes more sense. For those who live too far from the nearest studio, or whose work schedule clashes with class schedules, working out at home is best.

One possible downside to working out at home can be the lack of an instructor and specific equipment. Ok, that's two possible downsides. While we can't help you with a personal trainer to perfect your moves, we can provide one piece of quality equipment for your home fitness studio. A typical collection of workout accessories might include mats, hand weights, and music. A solid, professional ballet barre is essential to any good ballet workout.

If the practiced, fluid moves of a ballet routine already have a place in your heart and home, then you know how important a quality barre is. Having one is essential to maintaining proper positioning and balance, as well as safety.

Please contact us for your at-home barre needs.