Barre Fitness & Yoga Stretch ~ Be Strong Like a Ballerina! (ONLINE)

How is it that ballet dancers are some of the strongest athletes in the world yet so lean?  Barre fitness, inspired by ballet barre exercise, strengthens muscles, but with small, controlled movements. These isometric movements develop deep strength in both large and small muscles, while also helping to increase bone strength, improve alignment, support joints and enhance posture. Toning balls and flex bands aid in sculpting the muscles to create a more toned appearance. Proper breathing techniques integrated with core exercise improve pelvic floor health.  Class ends with yoga stretch for flexibility.  Anyone of any fitness level can take a barre class.   For online class, the back of a solid chair acts as your barre. 

  • Chair
  • Mat
  • 1, 2 or 3-pound toning balls
  • Flex band


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Susanne Liebich

Susanne Liebich has been a dance and movement instructor, a choreographer and program director for over 20 years. She takes a balanced, holistic approach to exercise blending traditional, expressive and therapeutic movement to create overall health and well being. She is Certified in Dance for PD®, Stott Pilates®, Black Belt Nia®, and continues to explore interests in various forms of dance, music and movement. She has also taught classes to at-risk teenage girls who reside at the Metro Youth Services Facility in Dorchester, served as Development Chair for BalletRox, and volunteered extensively for Concord Public Schools. Most recently, her classes include instruction in both dance and injury prevention to disabled children, older adults and other special population groups with limited mobility.