24 May What’s the difference?
What's the difference between all these barre classes? In my opinion it's only a barre class if the barre is fixed to the wall or the floor AND the class teaches you an under the barre section. Basically one cannot do an under the barre section with a free standing barre.
RoundBack is taught first. It is a stretch! It is a stretch like no other! I try to liken it to the split sequence because each day you attempt a split your body will give you different feedback, that is the same here... so don't push... listen!! Listen to whats tight and avoid confusing listening with giving up.
FlatBack is second under the barre and i've kept this original placement as my mentor Lydia Bach designed as it irons out the spine after the great stretch from RoundBack. These two exercises create the Under the barre block that i attribute my 1.5 inches of gained height to. Yes I've been teaching for 20 years and Yes I'm taller now than when I started at 23 years old.
So you may like the other classes. They are probably more dance or aerobic based and I am not saying the y are bad... they just aren't barre!