Friday 21 November 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Portable Ballet Barre

In a typical ballet class, the barre is mounted on a wall and dancers can only choose between facing the teacher or a mirror. This is not an ideal setup and limits the interaction between teacher and student. Boss Portable Ballet Barres are the perfect solution. Here are 5 of the top reasons to invest in portable ballet barres:

1. Boss Portable Ballet Barres are lightweight, considering their amazing strength, are easy to move around and easy to configure in any size space so dancers can always see their teachers and teachers can see their students.

2. Traditional wood barres collect germs. Our barres are  made of high-strength steel with a germ-resistant powder coating. They're easy to wipe down and don't require any special cleaning product.

3. Our portable barres require no maintenance, whereas wood and wall-mount barres can eventually pull away from the walls, causing damage and requiring constant repairs.

4. Most wood barres are one height but we recognize that not all dancers are the same height. Our barres come in the standard 44" height, along with our 37" Princess Barre for beginning dancers. Another plus is that the center bar on some of our models can be adjusted up or down.

5. You don't have to be a dancer to own a portable ballet barre! Our 6 foot Pro model is ideal to stretch and do a ballet workout in the comfort of your own home. It's so easy to move and store too.

Whether you're a dancer, teacher, studio owner or someone who just likes to stretch and get limber at home, we have a product that's right for you.

Contact us for more information.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

The Best Portable Ballet Barre Money Can Buy

It was a dancer who suggested Boss Steel Ltd. manufacture a portable ballet barre. It wasn't just any dancer who came up with the idea, but an accomplished, award winning dancer who also happened to be the daughter of the company's president. Her idea sparked a durable line of portable ballet barres that combine our patented line of connectors with high-strength structural steel tubing.

What makes our products better than others is the fact that they're not only fairly lightweight, but also easy to maintain and clean. And even more importantly, they'll last for many, many years. This alone is attractive to studio owners who have to continuously replace and repair wood and wall mounted barres.

At Boss, we developed a set of prototypes and asked our contacts in the dance industry to try them out. What better audience to test a product than the one that will actually end up using them!   Our barres were tested at several schools and studios for over a year before being made available to the general public.

Boss Ballet Barres, a member of the Boss Steel family, is proud of establishing a tradition of superior-quality products and service, where building a relationship with our customer takes priority. Since 1991, when Boss Steel was founded by Doug Loyst and Steve Walker, we have provided superior products and customer service.

Boss Portable Ballet Barres come in a variety of models that are used in the dance studio, classroom or home. In fact, the benefits of barre workouts for non-dancers have been recognized by athletes looking to build strength, flexibility and endurance. Whether you're a studio owner, teacher or figure skater, we have a model that's right for everyone!

For more information on our company and products, please contact us.

Friday 7 November 2014

Attention Baby Boomers! The Benefits of a Barre Workout for Flexibility

The 2014 U.S. Census Bureau states that there are 76.4 million Baby Boomers -- those born between 1946 and 1964. This generation is continuously seeking new ways to stay fit, whether it's Pilates, yoga or Zumba classes. A great alternative is a ballet barre workout. 

As we age, one of the key factors in keeping our bodies healthy is to focus on low impact exercises and stretching. Our muscles are most flexible when we're younger and the opposite as we get older. While touching toes first thing in the morning is a great start to staying flexible, the benefits of a barre workout for flexibility help add a level of creativity to your regular workout. 

Here are the top reasons why a Boss Portable Ballet Barre is the piece of equipment that complements your regular workout or and is an alternative to a trip to the gym for busy Boomers:
  • Basic ballet moves at the barre are something anyone can do. Some specific moves that increase flexibility include pliĆ©s, tendus and attitudes, which engage hip flexors, ankles and hamstrings.
  • You can target parts of the body that need increased flexibility such as hips, shins and back. And, there's no impact on your joints which means no recovery time.
  • Stretching at the barre is a great way to warm up if you're heading out for a jog, a swim or to play touch football with the family. It's important to stretch before and after a physical activity. 
  • Flexibility is a measure of the range of motion of a joint. Working out at the barre first with small, repetitive movements not only builds muscle, but can help reduce the side effects of chronic pain.
  • Many Boomers maintain busy schedules and may not have time to get to the gym. A Boss Portable Ballet Barre is lightweight and easy to move. Watching TV while increasing flexibility at the barre is a great alternative to your exercise routine.
  • There are many videos online that demonstrate barre workouts with the sole purpose of increasing and maintaining flexibility. 
There's really no downside to working out at the barre to increase flexibility. It's convenient, maintenance free, cost effective and fun.

To learn more please contact us. Your muscles and joints will thank you!