Bands, balls, weights - oh my! Your barretenders are always keeping things fresh by changing up not only the music and movements but also the props! Props bring diversity to each barre class - you never know what you are going to get. If you couldn't already guess your instructors favourite props ... here they are!
"Green band for arms!" - Erika
"Definitely the blue band, it can take any exercise from 10 to 10 000 in a second. Never fails to deliver the best burn." - Charlotte
"I love the blue band. The extra resistance it adds to even the most simple series always gets everyone sweaty and working hard! Bring on the shakes!" - Kristin
"Weights are by far my favourite prop. Mostly because I just love the arm series, but they can add resistance to just about any exercise. (And who REALLY likes bands anyway)" - Lindsey
"I love the blue band! It's so versatile and allows you to take so many basic barre moves (plies, butterfly, clam shells, chair, etc.) and adds that extra challenge and way more burn. Plus it's light weight or portable so it's easy to take on vacation!"
"The ball! Mostly for the wide versatility it offers in class and how it transitions from the barre to the floor work seamlessly." - Erin
"My favorite prop is the blue band! I love it because it can be used in so many different exercises and makes for an effective and quick burn." - Emily
"I like to incorporate lots of different props into my series' because you can take the same series and add a different emphasis to the movements. If I had to choose a favorite it would probably be the ball, especially for inner thigh work. The ball allows you to choose how much resistance you want to apply, meaning you can work intensely or ease off a bit to get a little break if you need it." - Jaime
"I like the new air cushions because " - Elissa
"My favourite it the red band because it really gets those hamstrings!" - Megan
"I think the best prop to challenge any barre move is your own mental resistance. You get out what you put in, so in my opinion, you are your very best prop! ;)" - Michelle
"Hands down the mat - who doesn't love mat work? But for real, the possibilities for floor work are endless, I'm a big fan!" - Katarina
What are your favourite props in a barre class? Let us know through any of our social media handles. You can find us on facebook @ Barre Body Studio Edmonton and twitter/instagram @ barrebodyyeg.
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