Evolutions | Health | Fitness | Wellness

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- Thich Nhat Hanh

Barre and CardioBarre

Daytime TV host Kelly Ripa says she’s “never been addicted to something like this.” Actress Parker Posey credits it for making her “the strongest I’ve ever been.” It’s the hottest workout in New York and Los Angeles, and Evolutions was the first health club in Annapolis to offer it.

What is “it”? Barre!

Barre classes at Evolutions are results driven. This high energy, no impact workout is designed to strengthen and stretch every muscle group in the body using a ballet barre and your own body weight. You will tone your muscles, and become strong, lean and limber.

Part precision, part flow, this powerful workout requires concentration and control as each movement is performed at tempo, while keeping the core engaged. First, there is a warm up and a light hand weight series. Then the class moves to the barre for seat and thigh work, before wrapping up with abdominal/core strengthening exercises. Each section of strengthening exercises is followed by a deep stretch to create a long, lean look and increased range of motion.

What is “CardioBarre?

This unique workout is designed to trim, tone and transform the body with a fusion of ballet, Pilates and resistance training. Choreographed movements using the ballet barre, light weights and a glide board are set to motivating music. By blending dynamic movement with calorie blasting cardio, CardioBarre targets those trouble zones such as the hips, thighs, gluts and core; delivering one powerful workout with amazing results. The result is a lean and sculpted body in minimal time.

Our Barre and CardioBarre classes are popular. Due to the limited number of spaces available, classes fill up quickly. Please arrive early to set up your space. Advanced registration is recommended. To register, either contact the Front Desk or register online. No additional fee for MindBody membership. $15.00 late cancel or no show fee.

What People Are Saying…

” [CardioBarre] was a unique and challenging workout!  I felt that I was getting a great resistance training workout, and at the same time, keeping my heart rate up enough to feel sweaty!  Throughout the class, proper form and technique were emphasized, and modifications were offered.  Even though we transitioned into each interval quickly, the class was still very smooth and flowed well.”

– Andrea O.

“I have never found an exercise class that I enjoy as much as barre. Every time I leave, I know that I have gotten a good workout, and I can’t wait to come back! It targets different muscle groups and is extremely challenging, but the instructors maintain a very welcoming atmosphere so that everyone gets the best workout for them; beginner to advanced. I love that barre challenges me each class, not to compete with others, but to better myself.”

– Jeanne M.

“Besides making me stronger, more toned and improving my balance, it’s a great complement to my Pilates workouts. Plus, I’ve dropped a jeans size.”

-Mary D.


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