BARRE MOVE BREAKDOWN: V THIGH

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It’s simple. It’s classic. And it’s incredibly effective: it’s the Turned Out V Thigh! This go-to barre exercise strengthens and elongates the quadriceps group, developing long, lean thighs and calves. It helps to stabilize the knee joint, increases muscle density (read: not bulk) for optimal caloric usage, and will shed inches. If you’re going to … Read More

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REASONS WHY MEN SHOULD TAKE BARRE CLASS

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By: Fred DeVito, Core Fusion co-founder + the world’s first male barre teacher Most men are programmed from sports training in high school and college to think that lifting weights and doing cardio is how you stay in shape. But after high school and college, most of us realize that only doing exercises you’re used … Read More

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I tried Barre+Yoga

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By: Emily McNeely, exhale enthusiast, copywriter, dancer and (newly committed) Barre + Yoga devotee It’s why I fell in love with exhale in the first place: balance. Whether it’s the balance of spa and fitness, of energy and mindfulness, of strength and flexibility — or the challenging balance in chair position on the mat, heels … Read More

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What is Barre?

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By Fred DeVito Core Fusion co-founder and ultimate barre aficionado, Fred DeVito, breaks down the history of barre, how it works to change your body, and what to look for in a high-quality barre class. First things first: what is a barre? The Barre, a word taken from the world of ballet, is a fixed … Read More

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What’s your workout mentality?

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By: Fred DeVito, exhale co-founder and the ultimate fitness aficionado As a young barre teacher, back in the 80’s and 90’s, most students came to my class 4-5 times a week like clockwork. They loved the technique — because it challenged them constantly and it gave them fast and noticeable results. Back then, it was … Read More

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KATIE’S EXHALE TRANSFORMATION STORY

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When Katie first came to exhale with a 30-day unlimited class package, she was recovering from a life-altering car accident and brain surgery. Here’s her incredible story of building strength and mindfulness at exhale – one class at a time. First, please indulge me in some brief (kind of) background info. I was hit by … Read More

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The Curl: Mothership of Every Core Fusion Barre Class

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In exhale Barre classes, our Core Conditioning Series follows a pattern: Flat Back, Round Back, and finally the Curl – which introduces a progressive challenge of increased spinal flexibility with each position. All three exercises address two fundamental needs: strengthening the core while building flexibility in the back. Joseph Pilates always preached that the “supple … Read More

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ROUND BACK: FLAT BACK’S BEST FRIEND (AND WHY IT’S YOURS TOO)

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Round Back is a classic barre exercise: it has roots with Lotte Berk, the founder of the barre technique back in the 1960’s. It’s also a functional exercise position for gymnastic and springboard diver athletes. A staple in core conditioning exercises in every barre class, Round Back is the second exercise position in your core … Read More

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