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Barre Health Lifestyle

What should you eat before and after a barre workout?

I don’t know about you but I love food! That’s all good because it is highly recommended eating before and after your body conditionning. Pre-workout fuel is as essential as post-workout food. Training on an empty stomach is only a good idea if you want to loose a lot of extra weight. If that is …

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Today, is there still an ideal professional ballerina body type?

Just a little over a century ago, ballerinas looked much different from today’s ballet dancers. In fact, when you look at modern professional ballerinas, you can definitely notice that they generally have several physical similitude: they are svelte and have long toned lean muscles. As a result, many little girls often wonder if it still …

Barre Health

Why are compound exercises so important?

I don’t know about you but I’d rather get more out of a workout in less time! There are two different ways of training: isolation exercises and compound exercises. Both have their benefits, however, more complex movements will give you a most complete body training with faster results. Compound exercises mimic everyday natural movements and …

Legs up the wall stretch pose

The awesome health benefits of the legs up the wall stretch pose!

Known as the “viparita karina” pose in yoga, this “legs up the wall” posture has excellent therapeutic benefits. It’s an easy to do position that anyone can do. Nothing complicated except maybe for its name!! It doesn’t require strength nor flexibility. It is a passive exercise. It builds a connection between the body and the …