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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FLAT BACK: THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD BARRE EXERCISE AND WHY IT’S YOUR CORE’S BEST FRIEND

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Flat Back is an old-school exercise: it has roots with Lotte Berk, the founder of the Barre technique back in the ‘60’s. It has been a staple in core conditioning exercises for barre classes ever since. There are so many benefits of mastering the Flat Back position. It’s a results-oriented, efficient exercise with real results … Read More

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Why Your Body is Craving a Post-Workout Massage

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If you’re active, busy, and constantly plugged into emails and texts (sounds familiar…) getting an hour-long massage sounds like an indulgence you don’t have time for. But here’s your wake-up call: it could be the most productive hour of your week, especially if you’re very active. Here’s why. Our bodies respond to everything we do … Read More

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Tap Into Mindfulness this Valentine’s Day

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By: Robert MacDonald, exhale’s rockstar acupuncturist and National Director of Healing Intention is everything. This Valentine’s Day, we think it’s time to give your inner sweetheart a little love. Perhaps it sounds a little corny, but hear me out: too often at this time of year, we are hyper-focused on having the “perfect” relationship – … Read More

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