Xtend Barre Stick is a 55 minute workout that utilizes a Pilates Stick attached to the ballet barre to add resistance. This class has a cardio component to build endurance and develops upper body strength and core stability.
Then I was able to test out my skills. I couldn't believe the extra resistance the stick provided. These moves may look "easy" but I definitely felt all my muscles being worked.
|As my souvenir I purchased a pair of Xtend Barre socks that prevent slipping and add traction for working out on the studio floor.|
The warm up consisted of some standing movements away from the barre with some cardio. The workout portion of the class was on the barre and the routine included lower body and upper body work along with core conditioning utilizing the Pilates stick and cable. The class ended with some mat and additional core work.
|Barre with Pilates Stick Equipment|
If you are interested in checking out Xtend Barre West Palm Beach there currently is a phenomenal Groupon deal for individual or group PilatesReformer/ Tower classes starting at $49.
* Disclaimer: Before starting any new activity or fitness routine please consult with your physician and have a complete physical.