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Welcome to a brand new, never before seen, 2017! Did you set some goals for yourself in the New Year? Most likely they include losing weight, or getting stronger, or simply improving your overall health and wellbeing. Regardless of your goals, a personal trainer can provide highly individualized instruction, with a heaping helping of motivation.

It is a common misconception that you have to be a ballet dancer to do barre work.  But the reality is that there is absolutely no dance experience required.  It is true that barre is used extensively in ballet training and warm up exercises but barre work is an excellent workout in and of itself. It can help improve flexibility and strength in individuals looking for an alternative workout. Most people are surprised to find out that barre is much more of a workout than it appears.  Here are the top 10 benefits of taking a barre class:

By Danielle Fix,  Lead Therapist - Gainey

Simply stated, massage is the manual manipulation of muscles, tendons and connective tissues,helping to improve flexibility, circulation and accelerate recovery from injury or strenuous activity. Additionally, massage instigates the release of serotonin and oxytocin – the “happy hormones” that reduce psychological stress and can lower blood pressure, among other benefits.

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