BELLA BARRE FITNESS
Realize the dream of the dancer’s body. Raise ballet to the next level as you combine precise techniques with athletic intensity for a total body workout. BELLA BARRE classes offer quick results and a challenging workout that will meet you wherever you are on your fitness journey. No ballet experience required.
In a typical class, Jamie guides her students through a series of low to no-impact exercises that feels like an exploration of the body’s hidden muscles, from the limbs to the core. The method uses body weight, light resistance, tiny movements, and isometric holds to strengthen the small but essential groups of stabilizer muscles. Props such as bands, balls, free weights and rings can be added to target specific muscle groups. Between sets and different exercises, students stretch to encourage the long lean physique.
"Tucking and lifting my seat up an inch and down an inch didn’t really vibe with me until I began doing the moves correctly and realized how good it burns. This feeling of acceptance was multiplied upon taking Jamie's Bella Barre class."
At Bella Barre, Jamie brings a different perspective to fitness as she strives to take Steamboats’ barre classes to a whole new all-inclusive level.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of barre is that it’s fun! It incorporates the use of upbeat music and engaging choreography. When working out is fun and enjoyable, your chances of staying with the program greatly increase. Barre helps strengthen and tone your muscles without increasing bulk, and it improves your posture.
It also increases cardiovascular endurance and metabolism, which helps to quickly burn calories.Regular barre workouts can increase your bone density, which can help prevent conditions like osteoporosis. The small isometric muscle movements used during barre classes build muscle strength without putting a strain on ligaments and tendons like other fitness training methods can.
The mental benefits of barre are similar to yoga and Pilates, as it effectively increases mind-body awareness and mental clarity. Focus and concentration are required to perform the small precise movements utilized in barre. Allowing your mind to concentrate solely on your technique increases feelings of relaxation and decreases stress levels. Endorphins released during physical activity increase your general sense of well-being.
Who May Benefit Most From Barre?
Barre workouts are appropriate for individuals of all fitness levels. It is ideal for individuals who wish to improve their core strength and posture. Many of us often sit in a hunched position at a desk or in front of a computer for long periods, and it takes its toll over time. Barre is appropriate for individuals who are seeking an intense but low-impact workout that will offer quick results.
Barre is also best for people who wish to work out their whole body every time they work out. Barre’s focus on small, isolated groups of muscles means that you will most likely be sore after each workout. Both former dancers and also those with no prior dance experience will enjoy and benefit from the upbeat nature of barre workouts.
Experience the Bella Difference
Steamboat Dance& Fitness
Address: 1955 Bridge Lane #25
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487