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Cross training is a valuable fitness approach that is loosely defined as any incorporation of exercises varying from your traditional training or sports program. Most of the time, you’ll think about cross training if you want to reduce the risk of injury, increase weight loss, improve overall fitness, or just break free from the mental boredom of other activities in your routine. One example of cross training is barre. It’s not a foreign concept to most people who love health and fitness. But have you considered how barre can help you achieve these same benefits when strategically used as a form of cross training?

Barre classes are all the rage right now and for good reason. These classes are inspired by techniques in ballet, Pilates, dance, yoga and functional technique. Some moves are done at the bar, some on the mat and some use mini balls, resistance bands or small hand weights to maximize results. With fun music and inspiring group class leaders, barre classes can sculpt, define, and lengthen the body. Each Village Health Club & Spa location offers its own take on barre classes. Try them all and find your favorite!  

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