Designing Your Exercise Class

Since opening my first exercise studio in the early 90s, I’ve made many changes in the technique as it was taught then. I …
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Body Sculpting’s Top Ten Muscles for Women, Part 2

The worldwide symbol for a woman’s body is the hourglass, an object that evokes the pretty curves created by the female chest, waist …
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Body Sculpting’s Top Ten Muscles for Women, Part 1

Some muscles when sculpted give an especially feminine look to women’s bodies. When I’m taking class and we’re targeting one of these curve-enhancing …
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Exercise That Holds a Long Term Fascination

Why does the Bar Method workout get more and more interesting the more you do it? Variety cannot be the reason. Class by …
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Fitness Tips: Why You Might Bulk Up Before You Slim Down

“My jeans are tight.” “I’m having trouble buttoning my pants. I’m bulking up!” I sometimes hear complaints such as these from new Bar …
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How to Sculpt a Dancer’s Body

There’s no doubt that a Bar Method class feels like it’s mostly intense strengthening exercises.  When your muscles are on fire, they get …
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Fitness Trends Toward Intensity: How We Do It

Most people exercise simply to stay healthy and feel good.  To get these benefits from exercise, moderate activities such as walking, swimming, tai …
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Secrets Behind Sculpting The Barre Butt

Gorgeous high, tight “butts” don’t come easy.   Bar Method students and dancers are among the few who achieve this sculpted feature, and …
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Exercise Classes as Preventative Physical Therapy

Bad habits come in many varieties.   Some have straightforward consequences such as eating too much, exercising too little, being on time only …
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