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Why is barre fitness so good for men?

Barre fitness, unfortunately, has still a reputation to be a “girly” sport, designed only for women. However, more and more men are taking barre classes. Surprisingly, I was so happy to hear that professional athletes such as football and rugby players, now do barre workouts as well, breaking the stereotypes associated with ballet and men. …

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Why do muscles shake during a workout? Is it really a good thing?

If you’ve ever done a barre fitness workout, you’ve probably experienced the ‘barre muscle shake’ or heard the term ’embrace the shake’ from your instructor?! But I’ve wondered why should I embrace it? Is it really a good sign? So I’ve done a little research and here’s what I found out about why our muscles …

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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 …

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 …