As we all know summer is here and as usual we are not quiet where we thought we would be in the quest for our perfect bikini body (read: we decided to have a meaningful winter relationship with food and again don't have the Gisele Bündchen body). So instead of accepting our failure we have rallied. Last night we headed down to Xtend Barre Melbourne and got the workout of our lives.
Xtend barre you ask...? Basically it is a system that sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside out. Think a hybrid of ballet, pilates, yoga and a core workout (my abs are still burning) plus we did it to Madonna songs, whats not to LOVE.
It's only the day after but my core already feels so much more activated which is always a sign of a good workout. We did a combination of plies in the centre with arm weights, abs and triceps on the floor, then we moved to the barre and did glutes, calves and quads which involved alot of plies and leg raises and finished with another round of abs and plank... phew! (See below for glutes and triceps workout pics)
Now as I've said this class is amazing and will give you a new idea of pain so if you are planning on heading down I suggest you don't do what I did and do a full gym workout before hand. Also don't forget to take a pair of method socks, we wore our NICE SHAKING socks by Lululemon but xtend bar also sell socks too.
So if you are looking for a new workout for toning (read: chiseled abs, arms and buns) with the friendlest teachers going around we suggest an Xtend session. They also do classes for yummy mummies and yummy mummies to be!
- NF x
For more details checkout their website: http://www.xtendbarremelbourne.com.au/ or twitter https://twitter.com/XtendBarreMelbo or facebook https://www.facebook.com/XtendBarreMelbourne