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Why work out in winter?

Winter is here and it’s cold, and when it’s cold, it’s really hard to stay motivated about your health and fitness! Winter brings the blues, illness, the cold and isolation. You might want to snuggle up indoors, but it’s during the colder months that getting active is even more important. 5 reasons why you should […]

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Practicing barre while pregnant

Xtending with a baby bump

For me, pregnancy has been filled with equal measures of relief, excitement and uncertainty. You can’t help prematurely thinking about the long term (I’m sure I’m not the only person who started thinking of baby names within hours of finding out I was pregnant!), but you’re also dealing with the reality of NOW – hormones, […]

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The key ingredients of goal setting

When a new member starts at Xtend Barre, the first question we always ask is: “What are your goals?” The answer is usually a variation of “I need to fit into the jeans I had when I was 18”, or “I want a flat tummy”, or maybe even “I want to do the splits.” Some […]

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Why everyone from Victoria Secret Models to your Mum is Xtending at the Barre

QUESTION: What’s that thing called the morning after your first Xtend Barre class when your hamstrings are crying and the rest of your body is screaming at you in a foreign language? ANSWER: This is your body’s way of letting you know that you entered ‘The Challenge Zone.’ WELL DONE! Because anyone can walk into […]

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Why consistency in barre is key

There is a saying in dance companies, “miss one day and you notice it, miss two days and everyone notices it!” Dancer or not, consistency is key for getting the best results from your barre training! Here are a few reasons why: It will reduce muscle soreness New clients will sometimes experience muscle soreness after […]

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‘I was told I would never dance again’

  Chloe Dallimore’s life came crashing down after a freak accident left her right arm completely immobile. But despite what the doctors told her, she was able to cure her chronic pain through Pilates and dance. “You will never dance again, your arm will be frozen at a 45 degree angle, and you definitely won’t […]

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Key tips for nailing your barre technique

If you haven’t tried barre before, you might be mistaken in assuming it’s a dance class. But let me get one thing absolutely clear, Xtend Barre is not just a workout for dancers. People with dancing backgrounds often love Xtend Barre (myself included) but it’s a workout that can be enjoyed and sustained by anyone. […]

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Train like a dancer – without having to be one!

There’s a reason why dancers are some of the fittest athletes on the planet.

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This is how you should REALLY be training your core

So you’ve tried an Xtend Barre class or two, or perhaps you’re an addict already

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