There are so many different style Barre programs out there! Beatbarre is our (C2 Body’s) version of Barre. We are pilates based and adhere to the principles of pilates in every segment of our routines. This helps to reinforce an important foundation for strong, functional movement, that we feel should be considered in all exercise regimes – whole body connection, posture/body awareness and alignment based on individualized bodies.
Based on this, what’s unique about Beatbarre is that we promote spinal mobility in multiple segments of our routine and we are primarily standing for the full class – aka standing pilates! Having your spine flexible and strong is important for functional movement and injury prevention.
In addition, we have become a sedentary society – moving from one seat to another, we struggle to stand for any length of time… Beatbarre classes combat that! By learning to move your body in all different planes of movement – while managing it as a whole while standing – you are actually building endurance and a stronger, more flexible foundation. Beatbarre is challenging and fun at the same time. Along with our cardio component, our movements are all choreographed to upbeat, current music – which not only inspires you to get deeper in your movements, it also helps release more of those positive endorphins!
What’s your message to those interested in Beatbarre?
We truly believe in the foundations of Pilates Movement, which is why our Beatbarre classes are derived from Pilates. We love that it’s so versatile, functional, and how it can really be applied to all aspects of your life – even non-exercise related! It’s very empowering for both instructor and client to feel the connection of Pilates and how it can support them. We believe in educating our clients to use Pilates as a tool and to learn how to effectively use it to get into their body – no matter what age, limitations, or athletic goals they have. With that said, we provide a place for both personalized training as well as small groups to train on the equipment.
-Carolyn Stuart & CC Martin Co-Owners of C2 Body