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Why work out in winter?

  • Xtend Barre
  • July 26th, 2018

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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Xtending with a baby bump

  • Xtend Barre
  • July 12th, 2018

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

  • Xtend Barre
  • July 5th, 2018

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

  • Xtend Barre
  • June 28th, 2018

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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Training for a fun run or marathon? Here’s how barre can get you over the finish line!

  • Xtend Barre
  • June 22nd, 2018

Running increasingly longer distances isn’t the only way to prepare for a Fun Run or Marathon. In fact, professional long-distance runners incorporate a whole range of strength and conditioning exercises into their weekly workout schedule. These exercises are key for ensuring your muscles are strong around the joints and prepared for the intensity and longevity of running a long distance. Strength […]

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Why consistency in barre is key

  • Xtend Barre
  • June 15th, 2018

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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Barre for mindfulness

  • Amelie Laperriere
  • June 6th, 2018

There are so many amazing mindful moments in barre training. Being present, clearing the mind, exercising the brain, as well as the body are great components of mindfulness and a healthy lifestyle. Joseph Pilates said it himself, “the mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power”. You need to think […]

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The Health Checks you need at every age

  • Xtend Barre
  • June 1st, 2018

Leading Aussie experts reveal what you need to do to stay in tiptop shape at every life stage.  In your 30s: ‘Establishing good health habits early means you can enjoy a longer and happier life’  Check 1: Stress We’ve all felt it. In small doses stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform […]

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Postnatal-exercises

5 postnatal exercises to do with your newborn

  • Xtend Barre
  • May 22nd, 2018

I will never forget driving home from the hospital after having our first baby. The shiny new baby seat that had been empty, ready and waiting, now had a little person in it. My husband and I both looked at each thinking, ‘what happens now!’ We survived the car trip home, the sleepless nights to […]

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‘I was told I would never dance again’

  • Xtend Barre
  • May 22nd, 2018

  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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