Everyone wants a “dancers” body! What we are here to tell you is that you already have a dancer’s body! The body you are in becomes a dancer’s body the moment you start to move and dance.
- “Barre class is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates,” says Katelyn DiGiorgio, a well known Pure Barre instructor. She says, “It focuses on low-impact, high-intensity movements designed to strengthen your body in ways that few other workouts can.” By targeting the largest muscle groups in the body, Barre helps you build more lean muscle mass and raise your metabolic rate, and to can lead to burning more calories. Barre exercises focus on the lower body and are designed to help you lose the pounds, as well as reducing cellulite.
- Yoga, which was created over 5,000 years ago in Northern India, has grown into various styles in the millenniums since. These various types, styles, and disciplines of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga practices slow dynamic movements. Yoga practices reduce muscle tension by using progressive movements. In yoga, there is a low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments. Yoga is a more accessible form of exercise for many, and can aid in optimal personal health for anyone.
- iAlign Dance loves imagination and creativity as much as we love to move. Creative movement uses body actions to communicate with others. Creative movement focuses on increasing the heart rate with various movements while also exploring the creative side of music and movement. In this class, you can develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. These classes combine both increased heart rate and a heavy focus on core strength, which benefits the whole body. Creative movement uses body actions to not only remain fit but also to communicate an image (the wind), an idea (a journey) or a feeling (strength by sculpting the full-body. focusing on the importance of core strength.
- High-intensity interval training sessions are commonly called HIIT workouts. This type of training involves repeated high-intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. Classes will provide a combination of body weight, resistance bands, free weights, medicine balls. Strength training can help a dancer become stronger and more powerful through movement. These classes are designed to sculpt and tone the body allowing a dancer to maximize dance performance on a more athletic level. Remember dancers are athletes. To train as a dancer is to train as an athlete.