In recent years, barre classes have gained a lot of popularity. A great example of Xtend Barre.
Created by Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre is a fitness phenomenon that has been shown in over 40 studies worldwide to help all types of people lose weight and build strength (without getting overly muscular).
Combine the body toning benefits of a traditional barre routine with intense calorie burning exercise.
That’s how she created Xtend Barre, a 30-minute daily combination of cardio, pilates and basic ballet exercises that you can do at home and without the need for a ballet barre!
With just one chair, you can start building a stronger, more toned body and burn tons of calories in just 30 days.
How is Xtend Barre different from other barre classes?
Traditional barre routines focus on short-range isometric movements that help you build strength.
With them, you feel that you are straining, and you may even shiver a little, which is a completely normal sign that your body is working.
Xtend Barre incorporates isometric exercises, but Andrea ups the intensity by adding dynamic exercises through the full range of motion.
Her Xtend Barre routines not only help you build toned legs, ripped arms, and a strong core, but also burn fat with a healthy dose of cardio.
Do I need ballet barre to do Xtend Barre?
Absolutely not! You can use any sturdy chair, the back of a sofa, or even a countertop.
Although some members of the Xtend Barre team use the ballet barre to perform certain moves, Andrea always demonstrates exercises with a chair.
How many exercises does Xtend Barre include?
Andrea likes to alternate the exercises, so that the routine is always fun, fresh and challenging.
That is why there is so much variety in his program. Her full body routines are shortened versions of her traditional classes at the studio.
In just 30 minutes, you’ll be moving your arms, legs, glutes and abs in an intense full-body sweat session.
Andrea also created super-focused half-hour routines on specific muscle groups.
It includes upper body workouts to help you gain strength and definition in your shoulders and arms, core workouts to help you build more defined abs, lower body focused workouts to help you slim your legs and tone your legs, and glute routines that Gives you a firm, lifted butt.
And Andrea was very attentive to those who love cardio!
That’s why you’ll enjoy doing Xtend Barre-style cardio, lots of quick moves on the bar (or with a chair).
To round out the program, she also included flexibility and balance routines.
With so many types of workouts to choose from, you’ll always feel like you’re challenging yourself and you’ll never get bored!
Who is Xtend Barre for?
Xtend Barre is for anyone who wants to achieve a lean, toned body without putting on too much muscle mass or doing extreme, high-intensity workouts.
You do not need to have previous barre experience to do Xtend Barre.
Andrea demonstrates each step of each routine, including both modified options to help you become familiar with the exercises and more advanced options for those who want to increase the intensity.
What other equipment do I need?
A chair is the only “equipment” you need. But if you want to challenge yourself further, you can add resistance with any ball, a resistance band, or a set of lightweight dumbbells (one to three pounds each).
Andrea and her cast demonstrate moves with and without optional equipment, so you can follow along throughout.
If you plan to do Xtend Barre on smooth ground, we recommend wearing non-slip socks.
Who is Andrea Rogers?
Andrea Rogers has loved to travel since childhood. She started ballet at the age of 3 and by the age of 16 she had already choreographed her first dance.
After spending several years as a professional dancer, her love of movement and passion for teaching led her to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor.
Over time, she began to incorporate her experience in ballet and as a dancer into her Pilates routine.
When he notices that his students are getting great results and says, “Can we do more of those barre drills?” He knew he had discovered something important.
In 2008, Andrea officially began teaching Xtend Barre in Florida, and to this day, her classes are always packed with students.
Currently, there are 40 Xtend Barre studios around the world. And now the experience is available in your own home with Beachbody On Demand!