BARRECONCEPT WITH BECKS – WORKOUT FROM HOME!

Becks recorded these clips when she went on maternity leave but they are great to do at home!

BarreConcept workout from home!

You can choose which sections you do if you don’t have time for a full hour, why not do the arms every day 🙂 If you are doing any of the Barre sections though, please also warm up and cool down. Look after those precious bodies.
These have been filmed in Becks’ dining room to show you that you do not need to go far, or have much space to feel the barre burn!
 
ALL THE CLIPS ARE LOCATED ON THE STARLIGHT COMPANY FACEBOOK PAGE – YOU DON’T NEED A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT TO VIEW BUT IF YOU DO HAVE AN ACCOUNT AND HAVEN’T ALREADY THEN “LIKE US” TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH EVERYTHING WE HAVE GOING ON – CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, PARTIES, EVENTS!

THIS IS THE WARM UP SECTION AND SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE ANY OF THE OTHER SECTIONS. 
YOU ONLY NEED A SMALL SPACE IN YOUR HOME. 
BARE FEET, YOGA SOCKS, BALLET/JAZZ SHOES ARE BEST.
REMEMBER TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER!
ENJOY FEELING THE BARRE BURN!

THIS IS THE FIRST BARRE SECTION. 

Working on Releves (rising on to the toes) which warm & tone the lower leg
We also work on plies (bends, like a squat but prettier!) in first position (heels together, feet turned out) these really work on the quads and bottom! And then a combination of the two!
YOU WILL NEED A DINNIG ROOM CHAIR TO REST ON THAT IS ABOUT HIP HEIGHT, MAKE SURE IT IS PLACED SECURELY ON THE FLOOR OR YOU CAN USE A WALL. REMEMBER TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER!YOU MAY SHAKE BUT IT MEANS ITS WORKING! NO PAIN – NO GAIN!ENJOY FEELING THE BARRE BURN!

THIS IS THE SECOND & MAIN BARRE SECTION


Starting with retire (drawing the leg up), develope (extending the leg), tendu (pointing) & close – use a strong and smooth motion, lift the stomach, feel the body lengthening. Work from the hip all the way to the tip of the toe!

Try not to collapse into the chair, your standing leg may suffer, it is working too! Just lower the working leg at first and keep your posture strong, this will help you improve.

We then move to a small but strong movement, pulsing the leg up and inwards and then crunching at the side, STAY WITH IT! Take yourself, your mind to a happy place – it goes for the burn!

Next is the AEROBIC SECTION – JUMPING!
Lunges, jumps in 1st position, jumps in 2nd position and jumps from 1st to 2nd. 
Do one of them, or all! And remember, GO TO YOUR LEVEL! Just plie & releve, or don’t jump in between the lunges, take your time, always use your breath and recover by moving – your body is a temple remember! 

Once you’ve finished the jumping, start this section again, ON THE OTHER LEG by going to the other side of the chair or turning around. You can do the jumps again or leave it there – up to you! 🙂

YOU WILL NEED A DINNIG ROOM CHAIR TO REST ON THAT IS ABOUT HIP HEIGHT, MAKE SURE IT IS PLACED SECURELY ON THE FLOOR OR YOU CAN USE A WALL. REMEMBER TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER!YOU MAY SHAKE BUT IT MEANS ITS WORKING! NO PAIN – NO GAIN!ENJOY FEELING THE BARRE BURN!


Here we work on plies in second position (feet shoulder width apart), really going for the burn in our inside legs! The key is to MAINTAIN THE LOW PLIE, keep the hips still and in position, just move the arms, bottom, knees and heels when instructed. Lower the heels if it gets too much!

YOU WILL NEED A DINNIG ROOM CHAIR TO REST ON THAT IS ABOUT HIP HEIGHT, MAKE SURE IT IS PLACED SECURELY ON THE FLOOR OR YOU CAN USE A WALL. REMEMBER TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER!YOU MAY SHAKE BUT IT MEANS ITS WORKING! NO PAIN – NO GAIN!ENJOY FEELING THE BARRE BURN!

GET READY FOR 5 MINUTES OF THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE :-0
YOU NEED NOTHING MORE THAN YOURSELVES! NO WEIGHTS, YOUR OWN ARMS WILL BE ENOUGH, I PROMISE 🙂

The aim of the game is to KEEP YOUR ARMS UP THE WHOLE TIME, remember to keep the SHOULDERS DOWN, TUMMIES PULLED IN! 
You will get to a point and it will be pain like no other, but go through it, USE YOUR BREATH, it will be worth it! 
BEAUTIFUL, TONED, BALLET ARMS! 
Do some of the exercises when waiting for the kettle to boil, bath to run – every little helps!

THIS IS THE COOL DOWN SECTION AND SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT ALONG WITH THE WARM UP AND ANY OR ALL OF THE OTHER SECTIONS. YOU’LL NEED A MAT/RUG/TOWEL TO REST YOUR KNEES ON. 

The cool down is SO IMPORTANT as it allows your body & muscles to recover. Use your breath & take it to areas of the body that need it. Don’t push yourself,  go to your own level, your flexibility and posture will all improve! Relax into each posture, let your mind drift away, you should feel like you’re floating at the end. 🙂 Namaste. x

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