UpBeat Barre is all about the FUN in FUNctional. Here are 5 tips to get the most out of your class:
KEEP A NUETRAL PELVIS THROUGHOUT CLASS.
What is a neutral pelvis you ask? Essentially it’s the positioning of the hips and pubic bone (shhh - I know no one likes that word - but it’s science mmkay) tucked slightly toward the front of the room. No booty touche but not a full hip tuck - somewhere in the middle.
Why is this important? The neutral pelvis promotes core engagement and we all know that a strong core is the center of every movement which in turn keeps you safe - YES! We love it when we can get a bajillion benefits from one simple little thing - triple whammy - #yourewelcome.
2. USE MUSCLE OVER MOMENTUM
Yes, UpBeat is known for our love of swinging hips and dancing about - but swinging those weights is a big no, no. Remember, barre is a mind body workout. Focus on the movement your body is creating, feel your muscles engage. Swinging doesn’t engage the muscles and therefore you don’t reap any benefits from the movement (except perhaps a sore back - and if that’s your thing then keep on swinging friend). How do you preven