Thursday 21 August 2014

Why Your Fitness Centre Should Consider Adding Ballet Barre Workouts

A growing trend in the fitness industry is the inclusion of a different kind of fitness equipment - the ballet barre. Ballet bootcamps and barre workouts have become increasing popular over the past few years, with studios spreading from major city to start-ups in small towns, and many fitness clubs offering classes featuring the barre.

If your studio or fitness center has not yet incorporated barre workouts into the programming, now is the time to change that. For fitness enthusiasts looking to switch up their usual workout routine, or individuals who are ballerinas at heart, these type of classes are providing a solid workout that combines ballet, yoga, Pilates with balance exercises, for full body fitness. Offering barre workout classes provides a new fitness experience that will keep your customers coming back for more. Additionally, with so many members of the general population seeking out barre classes, offering these classes will get new customers into the door as well.

With Boss Ballet Barres, setting up a barre studio has never been easier. With a variety of sizes that are easy to set up and take down, it is possible to transform any open space into a ballet studio. This means a barre class can be held in the same location as other cardio classes, eliminating the need to find additional space. A prime feature of these barres are their portability factor: gone are the days where a barre has to be affixed to a wall. With Boss Ballet Barres, simply set up the barre in any area and use the available Boss Barre Dolly to move it from room to room as needed.

Not only portable, each of the different barres are known for their durability due to high-strength steel construction, and wide leg base offering maximum stability. Available in a variety of lengths, and some with adjustable center bars, they are perfect for everyone from beginner to professional.

Your fitness center or studio can be the hot topic of conversation with the simple addition of a ballet barre and barre workout classes.

Contact us today to find the right barre today.

Thursday 14 August 2014

How to Prevent Injuries when Using our Dance Barres

More and more people are discovering the benefits of using a dance barre to stay physically fit. The key to any good exercise program involves injury prevention, and here are just a few ways you can stay safe on the barre.

The most common injuries involve the lower back, feet and hips, and are typically caused by poor form. To avoid these common injuries, you should focus on keeping your spine long and avoid excessive “pelvic tucks.” Ideally, you should feel no strain whatsoever when tucking your pelvis under if your body is positioned properly.

Another way to ensure you maintain a long spine is to pull your abs in and up while exercising. Avoid the urge to compress your abs, as this could actually cause a strain in your lower back instead.

Many people have a tendency to develop foot injuries after performing repeated relevés, which involve lifting the heel off the ground and balancing yourself. If performing high relevés causes you foot pain, lower your position somewhat or wear sneakers with arch supports rather than ballet shoes.

You may want to adjust your position when performing turnouts as well. In the beginning, turn your feet outward at approximately a 45-degree angle, and then adjust your position as needed to relieve any strain on your knees and hips. The ideal position should feel very natural rather than being awkward or forced.

Working out in front of a mirror is another excellent way to ensure you use correct form and maintain good posture throughout your workout. Using a mirror can also help you build confidence, since you are likely to become more fluid and graceful as you advance.

The right ballet barre can also play an important role in ensuring you stay injury free. Here at Boss Ballet Barres, we have one of the widest selections available, and invite you to contact us to find out more.

Friday 8 August 2014

Finding the Right Ballet Barres for Your Studio

For dancers of all kinds, ballet barres are an essential part of their education. It allows a degree of stretching that regular floor exercises cannot achieve. These barres provide a support when they are young and learning how to balance, and in their more advanced classes as a vital pointe warm-up tool. Free-standing barres provide portability without skimping on durability. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when finding new free-standing barres for your studio:
  • Ensure the barres you choose have non-marking foot pads, to ensure your investment in good flooring does not get damaged.
  • A wider leg stance creates a much more stable barre; a very important feature to look for.
  • Size is key; measure out how much space you can allow for a free-standing barre during class and for storage.
  • Construction of the barre should be simple and easy, and not wasting your valuable time.
  • Powder coated barres mean that you spend less time maintaining them, unlike wood that must be kept from drying out, splintering and collecting bacteria.
With Boss Ballet Barres, all of these criteria points are met. With varying sizes, colors, and portability options like the Boss Barre Dolly, your studio will be running at full capacity with happy students, parents, and teachers. We also make barres for home use, so a child may continue practice for fun or for an upcoming recital, a teacher can plan out the next class session's barre stretches, or anyone interested in barre fitness can exercise in privacy.

Wall mounted barres can be very costly, but our free-standing barres are reasonably priced. Special promotions at are easy to find, showing you a list price and any current online sale price, and the difference as the savings compared to purchasing the same type of barre somewhere else.

As we are all passionate about the beauty of ballet, let Boss Ballet Barres provide the ease free-standing barres can give you and your studio. We are well known throughout North America as providers of the strongest, most durable barres, so we guarantee our high quality barres for life.

Please contact us today about your next barre purchase.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Boss Ballet Barres: The Strongest Free-Standing Ballet Barres Will Let You Know YOU Are the Boss!

Boss is well-known for producing the strongest ballet barres available in North America.  We specialize in free-standing ballet barres for studios, dance schools, universities, and for home users.  You will feel like the boss of your workout or dance routine from the moment you place your hand on the stand alone barre by Boss.

Our users range from beginner to professional; therefore, we have designs to fit your every need. You will be assured stability with our ultra-strong construction using structural steel tubes.  For even stronger and more stable barres we add an extreme tensile strength and deflection-resistance material to the middle of our Extended Pro barres.  This allows for the elimination of a third upright leg in the center of the longer horizontal bars, which results in minimal "sag", if any at all.

Feeling grounded, comfortable and safe is an important factor when using a barre, so we give you maximum stability by providing wider leg stances. Stronger is better, however, we don't want "stronger" to be difficult when it comes to setting up or taking it down your new barre.  Our strong free-standing ballet barres are hassle free because there is only one tool, and we provide that for you.  You also get to choose from either a semi-gloss black or white powder coated finish that will fit any décor. This powder coating process is a much more resilient process than regular paint, lasting many times longer, and is also germ-resistant.

Whether you are in the market for a barre for yourself, a child, or business, we feel confident that we can fit your needs.  Our free-standing, strong and durable barres are great for home, small studios, and schools. If you or your students are competing or practicing with one of our barres, you can be assured you in control as the boss, because you are using a Boss Barre.

We carry a variety of sizes and styles, and all of our barres will provide you the strength and durability that you should demand.  You will feel balanced and safe which will make your workouts even more enjoyable.  We ship to anywhere in North America and for more information or to discuss your specific needs, please feel free to contact us.