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How to Sleep Better

  • Emily Thompson
  • November 13th, 2018

There’s no question about it, sleep is vital for our overall health and wellbeing. It can have a huge impact on our bodies if we’re not sleeping correctly or not sleeping for long enough each day. With sleepless nights comes tiredness, stress, and a lack of motivation. And while most of us know that a […]

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Mood Boosting Foods

  • Xtend Barre
  • November 6th, 2018

Maybe the weather isn’t what you’d hoped for, your day takes a turn for the worse with an unpleasant email, or perhaps your plans for a catch up with friends falls through. Sometimes your mood can take a beating – we get it! But regardless of what’s making you feel less than inspired, there’s a […]

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The health benefits of water and why you need to stay hydrated this summer

  • Xtend Barre
  • October 29th, 2018

Keeping yourself hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health and working out safely in the Summer heat. But, for a lot of people, hitting the recommended 2L a day goal isn’t always something that’s easily achieved! If you feel like you don’t keep hydrated throughout the day, consider some of the benefits of drinking water […]

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Why changing your training routine is key this summer

  • Xtend Barre
  • October 24th, 2018

With lighter and warmer days on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to change up your workouts. Use the change in seasons to power up your fitness routine this Spring for an unstoppable Summer workout! Follow our top tips for changing workout routines and learn more about how different forms of training complement […]

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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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Practicing barre while pregnant

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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