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I DONT lift heavy weights but that doesn't mean I CAN'T lift heavy!! #barreback #barrestrong #iambarre

Back to school and my home made gluten free and sugar free granola should do the trick for a speedy breakfast before catching the 7.30am train to Cambridge! #iambarre #deliciouslyhealthy #satisfying #backtoschool

'Sometimes it's good to be like the little one on the right!?' As all my iambarre ladies know, my playlists are nothing short of an eclectic mix and my latest one has proved very popular, with lots of you asking about the various artists included in this hour long compilation... So here it is (hopefully something for those on the left as well as the right?) Crossroads - Eric Clapton
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Milk and Alcohol - Dr. Feelgood
The Heart Never Lies - McFly
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Last Song - Callaghan
Beats to your Rhythm - The Shires
Dance - Rick Astley
Guilty Flowers - Ward Thomas
Meet me in the Twilight - Seth Lakeman and Wildwood Kin
The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Let it Go - James Bay
Running - James Bay
Have you ever loved a woman (blues in C) - Eric Clapton #iambarre #oneofakind #playlist #inspirationalbarre

Starting your Fitness Journey and how not to Plateau once you've begun.

If you are just starting out on your fitness journey, any exercise will provide benefits, but eventually if you repeat the same things again and again, then eventfully you will stop noticing the changes. As you adapt, your body becomes very efficient with your workout. Becoming stronger and fitter demands challenging yourself.
At iambarre all the instructors are trained to vary sequencing and intensity from section to section to keep it interesting and to prevent you from plateauing.

Want to Up the Challenge and see even better results for your hard work?

Switch up your class level. If you are in a beginner class book yourself into an intermediate session, or if you are already a fully signed up member of an intermediate class, then join an advanced class with HIIT (bursts of 85 to 100% maximum heart rate alongside your usual isometric moves.) Ask any of our instructors for advice if you are unsure of the best fit class for you?

Call Karen on 0784 1363022 or email karen@iambarre,com
#iambarre #dontplateau #challengeyourself # journeys

Clearing out Granny's Things... And we found a couple of newspaper clippings from when I was younger. I don't have the dates, but this pre-dates going away to ballet school, so guess I'm a bit younger than Matilda and about 12.
I'm the one on the left #iambarre #nostalgia #balletdreams #determination

Working hard for my @original_iambarre training certification 💪🏽 Always learning, continually growing as a teacher. #barre #iambarre #teachertraining #ilovemyjob

Trying hard to live up to the socks today! 😀 #iamdetermined #iambarre #barmethodpdx #actionhero

Prepping for this weeks barre class! Instant mood lifter ✨ @original_iambarre #barre #barreteacher #iambarre #ilovemyjob

MOST RECENT

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW TAKE NO PRISONERS IAMBARRE CLASS - Starting THIS FRIDAY AT 10.45am!!!! As a response to the success of our Monday lunchtime TNP session and because we don't want you to have to wait list every week and cross your fingers that you will get a last minute place (as we're all busy ladies and we all prefer to plan our week) we will be introducing a second session starting THIS FRIDAY AT 10.45am!! This session is aimed at our more experienced barre ladies. It's for those of you, with a well developed understanding of our technique, as this class is super fast paced and flows swiftly from one advanced exercise to the next, all rounded off nicely with a long and luxurious final stretch in the final 10 mins.

There's no better way, than our effective TNP sessions to indulge, guilt free, in all the extra calories at this time of year and still remain confidently assured, that you're going to look "hot" in your slinky party dresses!
As always, reserve your space online and we suggest you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment, as you all know how popular these classes are?! Whether this will be your first ever TNP, or if you are adding a second killer session to your schedule, or even if you are one of those who have languished every week on the wait list, then we can't wait to see you in this new session.

DON'T FORGET IT START THIS WEEK.... FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st!!!!!
#iambarre #barreclass #barrecambridge #newtnp #advancedbarreclass

FOLLOW THESE FIVE STEPS TO START TO CHANGE YOUR BODY AND YOUR POSTURE FOR THE
BETTER.... & TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN IT FOR LIFE!! 1. Go to www.iambarre.com to read all about the iambarre Method; a game changing technique that has been improving bodies for well over 10 years and to check out our amazing testimonials. (Just a handful of our many, many success stories!!!) 2. Use our customer friendly online booking service, via the website www.iambarre.com, or download our iambarre app to check out availability and to book your first class.

3. Arrive for your first session at our friendly studio in Melbourn, where we guarantee you will be one of NO MORE than 10 ladies per class and where you will be taught by some of the UK's top and most experienced Barre instructors. We believe strongly that to teach with the precision needed to actually make a difference, you NEED a teacher to student ratio of no more than 1:10. We've found this is a VITAL ASPECT in making sure our clients achieve their goals... Reaching and busting those goals is every bit as important to us, as it is, to our clients. Our inspirational instructors take great pride in each and every step of everyone's journey!

4. Commit to at least 2 classes a week, as it is proven that commitment over motivation, is the key to a successful outcome. Come and experience, be inspired by and enjoy our unique and extensive variety of exercises. Not only does this mean, that the hour simply flies by, as no one class is the same, it also means your body benefits from this diversity, which in turn makes the body work harder, challenging you both mentally and physically. In this way the muscles don't get the opportunity to become lazy with repetition. It's essential to "switch it up" if you want to continue to see change and progress!

5. Notice and congratulate yourself on your beautiful "Ballerina Posture", the lean muscles on your legs and your perky derrière! (All, naturally completed by your newly developed strength in vital core musculature, which helps maintain good back health, amongst other things.) iambarre is the longest established Barre class in Cambs. #iambarre #barrecambridge #barreclass

Sign up now at www.iambarre.com for a ballet inspired Barre class to celebrate WORLD BALLET DAY 2017 #worldballetday #barrecambridge #iambarre #barreclass #balletinspired #seeyouathebarre

Join us at Esse Retail and Therapy, in Melbourn, to take part in this totally unique barre workout. This technique, developed over a decade ago, and taught by a professional ballet dancer, will show you how to harness the discipline ballet dancers use to build lean muscle and to beautifully align the body. You need absolutely NO experience to join us.

We'll teach you processes that will unlock your full potential and show you how your muscles, tendons and skeleton can work in perfect synergy. The mindful approach we use, means you are able to connect at a much deeper level to your body, recruiting muscles you didn't even know you owned, which all means you see great results very quickly.

As an ex dancer, iambarre's founder, Karen has developed a natural intuition for a body's mechanics, over years of her own training and teaching, honing and perfecting her unique iambarre technique over this time. She has successfully passed this on to her lead instructor, Rosie, meaning whether you take a class with Karen or Rosie, you are guaranteed to not only to be working alongside professional and experienced instructors, but also some of the very best barre instructors in the whole of the UK. Unlike most exercise classes, we don't simply "call" an exercise....we actually TEACH you how to perform each and every stage of our exercises correctly, therefore YOU gain the maximum benefit and see those results FAST!

All Barre classes are not the same.... iambarre.... i am unique and i am the best!
AND WE THINK YOU DESERVE THE BEST.... For information on our full timetable and to book go to www.iambarre.com. For more information either PM Karen or email her at karen@iambarre.com. You can also phone Karen on 0784 1363022#iambarre #barrecambridge #barreclass #simplythebest #professionalinstructors #uniquebarreclass

Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.

It's the hammering of your heart in your chest, it's the burning in your legs, the quivering of your abs, the shakes in your glutes and it's the voice inside you that's yelling at you.... "I CAN'T!" .... But you don't listen. And then you hear that voice whisper "I CAN!!!!" That's when you realise the person you thought you were is no match for the one YOU ARE!

Let us help you tap into that HUGE potential of yours, in a class taught by professional and experienced instructors, teaching a unique barre technique where you work hard, but you work safely, in a fun, supportive and sociable environment. We deliver on our promises. You will see positive change quickly by using our tried and tested technique, you will build lean muscle which results in speeding up your metabolism, you will dramatically effect your posture for the better, stabilise the pelvis, and improve your core. You look great, you feel strong... iambarre.... I AM MY COMPETITION!

www.iambarre.com for more info or to book.#barreclass #iambarre #barrecambridge #iammycompetition #makeyourselfproud #realisemypotential

Looking for an exercise class that's not only a bit different, but is also fun, super sociable and actually does deliver on its promise to make positive changes to your body and mind all at the same time? ....not the impossible task you think!?
iambarre classes run 6 days a week, including evenings at Esse Retail & Therapy in Melbourn and there's a class suitable for you, whether you're a fitness junkie or new to exercise. Professional instructors with years of experience mean you're always in the very best of hands. For more info and to book go to www.iambarre.com. #barreclass #esseretailandtherapy #iambarre #barrecambridge #metime #makeyourselfapriority #makeyourselfproud #committoyou

"I'D LOVE TO JOIN AN IAMBARRE CLASS....
BUT I'M NOT A DANCER AND I'M WORRIED I WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP UP?...."If you're feeling a little anxious about signing up then our Beginners and Beginner/Improvers sessions are designed especially for you!

With a maximum of 6 people per class, working from our intimate little upstairs studio in Beginners sessions and 10 in Beginners/Improvers in our larger studio, your iambarre instructor will slowly, patiently and methodically take you through all the processes we use to enhance your technique, so that you truly appreciate and understand every stage of the movement within each individual exercise. This is how we teach you to progress safely and to fully gain the maximum benefit from this truly exciting exercise technique. You can stay for as long as you like in these sessions if you prefer the slower pace or progress into the intermediate sessions whenever you're ready... you set the pace and your instructor will guide and advise you accordingly.

Actually, MOST of our ladies are new to the barre technique when they join us and MOST have never taken a ballet class in their lives?...so don't think that you will be in a room full of Darcey Bussells pirouetting around the studio, no matter which class you choose to begin with?! Mon 9.15am Beginners with Karen
Wed 9.15am Beginners with Rosie
Thurs 7.45pm Beginners/Improvers with Karen
Fri 10.45am Beginners/Improvers with Karen
(All sessions never have more than 10 per class)

To sign up go to www.iambarre.com to book online or to download our booking app.
Got some questions? No problem!
Either PM Karen, email her at karen@iambarre.com or phone her on 0784 1363022

DON'T LET THE DOUBTS STOP YOU? ... We promise you, you won't regret it and your body will most definitely thank you for it!#iambarre #barrecambridge #beginnersbarre #beginners/improvers #yourpace #barreclass

WE'RE BACK IN ACTION!... ARE YOU?! With the coming week bringing with it the new term and a return to normal routine after the summer break, Karen's full timetable of classes starts this Monday, with Rosie's classes resuming the following week.

Make sure you've reserved your spot in class as soon as possible as many of the more popular classes are already full, with the rest filling up fast!

We are chock full of ideas and inspiration to help you get that pre summer holiday body whipped back into shape and we're really looking forward to having you all back in the studio again really, really soon!
To book and for the full timetable go to www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.#iambarre #barrecambridge #barreclass #newtermmotivation #backinaction #leapoutofenertia #backtoroutine #bookbeforetoolate #dontmissout #dontmissoutladies

We don't need to tell you that consistency over time beats short term ambition.... And right now is such a good time to get motivated. 1st September means the school year is virtually upon us bringing with it that wonderful fresh start feeling.... and with the kids back to school, your time is your own again, so what better time to start a healthy new habit?
Where should you go to realise your full potential?.... an iambarre class of course! The most established barre class in the Cambridgeshire area, with literally 100s of success stories under its belt

For a healthy habit that you won't find it hard to commit to, join your first iambarre class today. Not only is it fun, it's also a great way to meet other amazing women, all whilst getting yourself into the most fabulous shape.

For more info and to book go to www.iambarre.com#iambarre #barrecambridge #esseretailandtherapy #newtermfitness #newtermmotivation

WE'RE BACK!!!!! 😀

New term, new beginnings and we're ready to make you even more fabulous!

We are open again after our summer break from tomorrow (Tuesday 28 August) from 9.15am. Book online now at www.iambarre.com to avoid disappointment.

Rosie and I are super excited about teaching you all again and full of new ideas to kick start the new term. We can't wait to see you all in class really soon!
#iambarre #Barrecambridge #newtermfitness #studioopen #openforbusiness

I DONT lift heavy weights but that doesn't mean I CAN'T lift heavy!! #barreback #barrestrong #iambarre

Have you ever considered that the same voice that says "give up" can also be trained to say "keep going"? Of course it can, but you need the right tools, the right encouragement and support and the right approach to get you there!!!.... In your iambarre class, we are forever encouraging you into that "magic zone".... that point where your muscles are fatigued and shaking, building the maximum tension in your muscle contractions to use as body resistance, in order to ramp up the intensity of the movement or hold. Why? Because we know that this is how you develop muscle and improve strength. Muscles are calorie burning machines, they require a lot of fuel, so the more muscle YOU build the easier it is for YOUR body to maintain a healthy weight. After all, there's nothing as motivating than seeing all that sweat, commitment and hard work pay off!

In an iambarre class it never gets easier, you just get better at doing it. If it did get easier, then you wouldn't continue to see that amazing ongoing improvement and strength?! As instructors we are constantly developing ways to help you get better at building your mind/body connection, which enables you to recruit more of the muscles needed for each stage of the movement. We use imagery and on going encouragement throughout the whole class, so you become better at building even more of the required intensity in these muscle contractions and we show you ways to create the necessary muscle synergy or coordination, so the rest of the body is equipped to respond safely and intelligently to each movement in every exercise. This holistic approach has the added benefit of teaching the body to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, both inside and outside of an iambarre class.

Alongside your experienced instructors, our wonderful family of iambarre girls and the fantastic community of support they provide to one another in each and every class, is simply the icing on the cake!

For prices, our schedule or to book online, go to www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.#iambarre #barrecambridge #motivation #hardworkpaysoff #successfulwomen

Are you a hairdresser? a Therapist? Do you work at a computer all day? Are you a Gardener? Do you bike, run, row, play tennis or take part in sport regularly? ...Then I'm sure you are also aware of how your job or even your sporting activities can cause postural imbalance over time and how this creates movement disorders, whereby your range and efficiency of movement is compromised as a result?

The iambarre technique is a tried and tested form of Functional Training. Functional Training is a means of re-training these movement disorders, so you can take the lessons and processes learnt from your classes into your day to day, meaning you begin to move more easily and without the risk of injury.

Many people believe by attending the gym and by working out using expensive training machines, that they can address these issues, but the trouble with this approach is, that, amongst other things, these movements are targeted and isolated, therefore they bear no resemblance or relationship to regular actions in your everyday or in your chosen sport.
At iambarre, your experienced instructor will lead through weight bearing and resistance exercises, core and stabilising movements and by working on balance training and whole body synergy we are able to help correct impairments caused by either injury, repetitive over use of certain muscles, muscle weakness or disease. The processes, imagery and physical adjustments we make in each session, help build the somasensory system and your propreoception. This means, that we are helping you to begin to remap your brain, so that your body awareness and mind body connection improves. Matching this mental effort to the physical repairs prolonged postural imbalance, providing long lasting yields.

For more information and to see our full timetable and to book online, go to www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.#iambarre #barrecambridge #functionaltraining #movementdisorder #muscleimbalance #somatics

If you are looking for THE most effective way to achieve a perky behind, then you couldn't do better than joining an iambarre class, where our unique and signature 'wrap around' technique focuses on engaging more of the muscles around your bum, helping to lift, strengthen, stabilise and protect around the spine and pelvis. In class, you will be taught how to recruit more of the muscles around your seat, how to build the correct tension and how to resist against these contractions to build muscle. We know that to turn a soggy butt into a pert "ballet bum" there's far more to it than just "squeezing your glutes." Our iambarre girls all have beautiful and enviable derrières and they know that the iambarre is the ONE technique that has made the difference... join our ranks by singing up to your first class and in as little as 6 wks, you won't be the only one noticing the difference?! For more information email Karen at karen@iambarre.com or to book online, go to our website www.iambarre.com or you can download our iambarre app.#iambarre #barrecambridge #glutestrength #stabilisingmuscles #balletbum #perkyseat

Go to www.iambarre.com for our full summer timetable and to book online. Or simply download the iambarre app for scheduling your workouts on the go! It couldn't be simpler. #iambarre #barrecambridge #iambarreapp #summerclasses #summerfitness

Can a workout programme with ballet as it roots, really help your horse riding skills? ...absolutely yes!!! At iambarre, we have a growing number of very keen equestrians, who regularly attend classes, all of whom report an unbelievable improvement in their riding skills.... "Strengthen your core" is something coaches can be heard encouraging in a whole host of sporting activities and horse riding is no different; but what many coaches don't clearly understand is exactly what this over used term of 'core' actually entails? (it isn't, as many suspect a six pack!) Bio mechanically, your core muscles are all the muscles that support your spine and pelvis. For a horse rider, strength around the pelvis is critical as it becomes the base of support in the saddle, as every movement is received by the pelvis. Amongst other things, an iambarre class focuses on building the stabilising muscles around the pelvis, with clear processes that can easily be taken from studio to stable. At iambarre we think of your core as a whole unit, working front, back and side to side, utilising both your superficial and deeper muscles and working on a number of anatomical planes all at once. Muscles, ligaments and nerves are able to work in synergy, as we know this is the only way to have an improved impact on the position of the body, with the trunk stacked above the hips and the correct position of the legs beneath this. We teach you techniques to build both strength and awareness, to harness these skills, in and outside of class.

Here's what one of our many horse riding clients has to say about class"..... "My iambarre class has given me a better understanding of core strength and greater flexibility. Not only am I pain free after intense training sessions on the horses, but after many years of doing the same,thing, I now feel my riding is really improving, as I am much more able to maintain an independent seat. Thank you iambarre, the benefit to my riding is an extra bonus. I'm hooked!" Monica H #iambarre #barrecambridge #ridingcorestrength #fitequestrian #improveyourseat

The Body Mechanics of the iambarre Method Explained..... This method of teaching is totally UNIQUE to the iambarre Method. Your iambarre instructor will take you through our unique and precise postural cues and mechanical processes in every one of our classes, constantly reminding you of them, as you go through each stage of the movement, so that your body works in perfect synergy and harmony.

Engaging this synergy means that all the various and numerous elements of the exercise, combine, producing a total effect, that is greater than the sum of its individual components. Physiologically, it means you are able to harness, the cooperative action of a number of muscles, tendons and nerves all at once, strengthening and aligning the whole skeleton and its musculature, so that every movement you make, both in and out of class, is more efficient .

All 'Barre' Classes are not the same!

Let do this,
Let's do this right,
And let's do this together!

For our full timetable and prices and to book online go to our website www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.#iambarre #barrecambridge #uniquebarre #synergy #mindfulprocess #harmonyofbodyandmind #cooporativephysiology

✌🏽 F•R•I•Y•A•Y ✌🏽Make today count! #recovery #yogagirl #findingmyselfagain #practiceyogachangeyourworld #barregirls #barre #iambarre

Want to improve your Resting Metabolic Rate? At iambarre, we have the solution.... High Intensity Interval Training significantly raises something called EPOC (or excess post oxygen consumption) which basically means your body's metabolic rate increases, even whilst you are resting or asleep, for up to THIRTY SIX HOURS AFTER YOUR WORKOUT HAS FINISHED!! Sound good and like an efficient way to exercise?.... well, quite simply that is exactly what this type of programme delivers and scientific research supports this theory, showing it to be a far more effective way to exercise than steady cardio style sessions.

An iambarre HIIT Class, sandwiches 2 intervals of 8 sets of 30 second burst, or all out effort HIIT, utilising your explosive fast twitch muscles, with 10 second recovery periods between each burst, with our focused signature isometric exercises, designed to build endurance, staggered amidst this 'burst training' for a thorough hour long programme that means you see and feel the benefits fast!
Add into the mix, that we all loose lean body mass as we go through life, but as it is particularly our fast twitch muscles fibres that are most effected by this decline, if we are to maintain a youthful, healthy and strong body and heart, your exercise routine must also include exercises for type 2 or fast twitch fibres.

Yoga and Pilates, although great forms of exercise, are all forms of predominantly slow twitch muscles fibre movements, where endurance rather than explosive power is the emphasis. A HIIT iambarre class incorporates both types of fibres in equal measure for an intelligent all round programme.

HIT your fitness targets with HIIT iambarre this summer!

Let's do this
Let's do this right
And let's do this together

To book online and for our full timetable and prices, go to www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.#iambarre #hiitbarre #barrecambridge #restingmetabolicrate #burncaloriesinyoursleep

iambarre class is a great way for runners to cross-train?

Cross-training simply means incorporating other types of workouts into your existing routine. If you are a runner, it is important that you to cross-train so that you use other muscles that aren't used whilst running. Cross-training is also a great way to give common running injuries a chance to recover.
The iambarre Method was developed over 10 yrs ago, by Karen Taylor, an ex ballet dancer. Karen's daughter Matilda is a serious 1500m and Cross Country Athlete competing all over the country. This means as a mum, she has first hand experience of the need for runners to cross train and the pitfalls they potentially face if they don't! ...So what is it that an iambarre class can offer to compliment a runners training schedule and improve performance? *With the exception of HIIT Barre, classes are low impact, giving your joints a much needed rest. *The classes teach you to build incredible strength around your core muscles. Core muscles are needed to support and align the spine and are a neglected part of most running training. Our classes will also help to further develop power in your gluteus muscles, to further enhance speed and endurance. *Unlike any other workout, an iambarre class includes techniques to strengthen your feet. Our feet transfer all the force of our body weight to the ground. All experienced dancers know that strong feet are his/her foundation and without that strong foundation, the rest of the structure of the body will suffer as a consequence, as the body must compensate for this weakness. Lack of strength in your feet can commonly result in hip and knee injures in all athletes. * At iambarre, you are shown how to stretch tight hamstrings and how to open up the pelvis, releasing tight hip flexors (a common running complaint) *We work on breathing techniques and 'opening up the top line' (chest area). Breathing in those who frequently run, is so often compromised by hollow chested posture and rounded shoulders. We teach you processes to help correct misaligned upper body posture, that you can utilise in your running training. #iambarre#crosstrain#runningcrosstraining

Feel the "After Burn" at iambarre with a workout that boosts your metabolism whilst you sleep!! With the popularity of the Fitbit watch, it's easier than ever to keep track of steps taken and calories burnt in your fitness routines, but did you know that in every iambarre class, be it a Beginner or an Intermediate class your body will continue to increase those calories burnt for several hours after your workout and even in your sleep, with what is known as the "after burn?" In an iambarre HIIT class, this "after burn" effect can be made even more significant due to the high intensity anaerobic intervals!

The targeted and intense compound movements performed in all iambarre classes, such as lunges, pliés, leg lifts, body resistance and weights workouts rev up your metabolism, as they are full body movements that build significant muscle and that aids something called your basal metabolic rate (BMR) or how much energy you expend while at rest. This is like hitting the fitness lottery as the the faster our BMR, the more energy we burn. This type of result can't be achieved anywhere near as effectively with steady cardio such as an aerobic type class or going for a run at a steady pace.

And while you can reap the benefits of your workout and "after burn" long after you've left class, it doesn't stop there. Sleep is the time when our bodies undergo repair and detoxification. A protein called HGH ( human growth hormone) is released when we sleep, which promotes growth, and maintenance of muscles and bones. During sleep, muscles and tissues grow back stronger and our immune system strengthens, helping you thrive day to day.

For more information, our full timetable and to book online go to www.iambarre.com

We can't wait to meet you!#iambarre #barrecambridge #ownyoursummerbody #afterburneffect #bmr #humangrowthhormone #burncaloriesinyoursleep #speedupmetabolism

Sticking with it!

Having trained and danced professionally for many years, I know first hand, that it is impossible to remain super motivated everyday and that there are the good days when you work your butt off and bad days when you just don't even feel like turning up to class or rehearsal at all. For most of us, the summer months, light evenings and a post work glass of chilled wine, can easily deter us from turning out to our usual class, if we're not careful.

My experience both as a dancer and as an iambarre instructor, shows me over and over again, that the difference between those who SUCEED and those who aren't as successful in their fitness goals is NOT down to MOTIVATION levels, but can be found in their COMMITMENT to the task.

Motivation levels fluctuate in EVERYONE, so enjoy the ride when your motivation levels are high, but don't rely on them alone. Work hard to improve your levels of commitment and you will achieve more than you ever dreamt of.

And always remember.... with the varied sequencing of exercises, uplifting tracks, your instructors enthusiasm and the support of your class mates, more often than not, any flagging motivation you might have had all but disappears and by the end of the class you are feeling super energised! 👍 .... and with the 'after burn' or continued increase of metabolism post your iambarre class, that glass of something chilled can still be enjoyed, but with less guilt, knowing you're still going to "own" that swimsuit on the beach!
To book go online to www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.
Let do this right,
Let's do this together
And let's do this right!#iambarre #barrecambridge #commitment #morethanmotovation #ownyoursummerbody #summershere

What is it you want from your workout?
And why iambarre is the Intelligent Woman's choice of class.

For a lot of women the answer to what you want from a workout, would probably include "to loose weight" ...but what this 'goal' may not encompass is the bigger picture of health, fitness and longevity? At iambarre, although you will see body changes fairly rapidly, our main aim and goal for you, goes well beyond the numbers on your bathroom scales. The iambarre Technique was designed to develop long term, rather than just short term gains, as we want you to see permanent results from your workout, so rather than just "loosing weight" , amongst other things, we help you to develop lean body mass. One of the many perks of lean body mass is that your BMR (basal metabolic rate) increases and you become more efficient at burning calories.

At iambarre we are very aware that although hard work is great, "INTELLIGENT" hard work is a far superior skill that in turn produces SUPERIOR results. The iambarre technique was developed by an ex Ballet Dancer and takes inspiration from the processes, discipline and mindful approach a ballet dancer must harness to perform even the simplest of movements. You will often hear your instructor telling you that your mental effort should at least match your physical effort, whilst also reminding you constantly of adjustments you will need to make, meaning you are recalibrating on an ongoing basis as you move into each new stage of an exercise. This mental arousal we help you develop means you are are running checklists on correct physical tension, body resistance, isometric contractions, spinal alignment and breathing techniques for the whole duration of your class. You become stronger, faster, more youthful, longer, leaner and less injury prone. You work harder with the added mental input, but are more efficient in your movements. You are able to take lessons learnt from your barre practice out and about into your everyday... NOW THAT'S HOW INTELLIGENT WOMEN EXERCISE! ✊️ For more information or to book go to our website www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app.#iambarre #intelligentexercise #metaboliceffect #barrecambridge

iambarre HIIT Class Explained....
It is generally common knowledge, that we loose muscle mass after the age of 35, but if you were to research this further you would discover that human ageing and muscle atrophy is more significant in the fast twitch or type 2 muscles fibres. Fast twitch are your power or explosive muscle fibres and slow twitch are the smaller fibres that contribute to endurance and this is why it is common to still see endurance athletes competing into their more mature years, but why it is less common for power athletes to continue to be as competitive as they age. Limb muscles, for example, from older men and women are 25% to 35% smaller and have significantly more fat and connective tissue than younger individuals. For this very reason, it is important to make sure, we do continue to train these muscle fibres, if we wish to keep our bodies strong and youthful and if we want to prevent this decline. It is more than likely, that this is your less favoured option of exercise program, as you age, due to your diminishing type 2s making it more of a challenge, but that should be even more of a reason to take it up, not less of one?!! HIIT iambarre (high intensity interval training) involves 8 rounds of 30 second "bursts" of 80-100% effort, with 10 second recovery intervals, as this is scientifically proven to be the most effective way to target these muscles, whilst, also going for maximum fat burning potential. An iambarre HIIT Class sandwiches these "bursts of fast twitch high intensity intervals" around our mainly "slow twitch signature exercises". (see our previous post for more on iambarre signature exercises) meaning your hour long workout at iambarre is a comprehensive and thorough session for maximum results.

Why only 30 second bursts?.... because it is impossible to be able to push your body to its maximum limit for much longer than this and any longer and the exercise will slow to a steady cardio movement, where the body reaches perhaps 50% or less of your maximum heart rate. #iambarre #HIITbarre #fasttwitchdecline

The iambarre Technique explained.... Individuals attend exercise classes for a number of reasons, but if your reason is to loose weight and burn fat, then you need to make sure, that the exercise programme you choose, is going to deliver, so you actually do end up reaching this goal after all your hard work and commitment!

This is why 100s of women choose the iambarre Technique and travel regularly to Melbourn for class (even when there is a barre class much nearer to home!) They do it because they know IT WORKS!... Yoga, running and Pilates are all great forms of exercise in their own right, but what they won't do, is make much of a difference to raising your BMR

So why is the iambarre Method so successful and what's the secret behind our magic touch?

Firstly, forget any popular preconceptions that a cardio class is a "fat burner?" This very outdated concept has meant many of you are left frustrated by your efforts. Although steady cardio is great for heart health, it won't make much of a dent in your weight loss and won't rid you of the dreaded cellulite!

At iambarre we focus on a number of isometric holds within larger compound (whole body) movements. An isometric contraction is where the joint angle and the muscle length don't change and it is, this static point, that is the sweet spot of calorie burning.
You will also hear your instructor constantly encouraging you with phrases such as "more wrap", "moving into an extension and beyond your release point" and "reaching your challenge point and challenging it further" . These instructions are designed to help you reach your full potential by thoroughly contracting the muscles you are using. The longer you hold a contraction and the more you contract a muscle, the more energy is required to fuel it.... calories are your body's fuel and therefore you burn more calories as a consequence!

We focus on major muscle groups, such as glutes, abs and thighs and add in plenty of resistance, using your own body resistance against the isometric holds, as well as weighted balls, weights, resistance balls & bands, making your iambarre class the ultimate fat burning programme #iambarre #fatburnmisconceptions

JOIN US FOR OUR MUM& DAUGHTER CHALLENGE?

This offer is open from Mon 19th June to September 1st.

With the LONG school holidays nearly upon us, extended holidays, post exams and kids home from Uni, you may be wanting to persuade your youngsters out of bed in the mornings and doing something active, with all that time off?
Or perhaps you are just wanting to enjoy a bit of mum/daughter quality time together?

Did you know that at iambarre, girls of 14 yrs and upwards are really welcome to join your class?... we believe it's never too early to teach teenagers how to engage those vital core muscles, how to stand with a correctly aligned spine and how appreciating a mindful approach to exercise is so good for their mental health. It's also an incredible compliment to any other sporting activities, that they regularly partake in, as well as, a way of building a healthy attitude towards their changing bodies.

As an added incentive to you and them over the summer, we will be offering 1 FREE CLASS PASS to the family account, once your daughter has attended her first 5 iambarre classes.
If you are interested in opening a family account with us, speak to Karen by emailing her at karen@iambarre.com and Karen will set it up for you, so that your daughter/s classes can be deducted from your existing course.

Happy Summer and see you at the Barre! Xx #iambarre #mumsanddaughters #starthealthyhabitstogether #barrecambridge #mum&;daughterchallenge

JOIN US FOR OUR IAMBARRE SUMMER CHALLENGE OFFER!! It couldn't be simpler... 18 classes over 6 weeks!
Monday 19th June to 30th July 2017

We recommend that for you to fully benefit from the challenge, that you take a combination of our signature classes alongside HIIT Barre, for a thorough programme for maximum fat burning, strength training and muscle toning, but the combination of classes is up to you, as long as you attend 18 in total by 30th July.
On completion of the challenge, you will receive 2 FREE CLASS PASSES as a well deserved pat on the back. To sign up, book your classes online at www.iambarre.com or download our app from the website. Once you arrive in class, let your instructor know that you're taking part in the summer challenge and ask for a loyalty card. Bring your card to every class, to be signed by your teacher. Once your card is complete with 18 signatures from your instructor, hand it in to Karen for your credits.

iambarre is the first and leading Barre class in the Cambs area and it's founder Karen Taylor was the first to bring the barre technique to the area over a decade ago. All our instructors are amongst the very best barre instructors in the whole of the UK.
For more information email Karen at karen@iambarre.com or call her on 07841363022

See you at the Barre...Let's do this right and let's do this together! #iambarre #iambarreoffer #summerchallenge #barrecambridge #summerbodygoals

NEW MIXED CLASSES AT IAMBARRE ON TUES EVENINGS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS (we're going co-ed)😜 SPECIAL BARRE BOYS OFFER!! We felt it was only fair that we didn't keep the iambarre technique just for the ladies any longer, so we will welcoming men into our studio on Tues eves and Sat mornings, in mixed sessions.

Dismiss any preconceived ideas though gentleman, this is not ballet class for dummies! there's no 'wafting' your arms and skipping around the room and it's definitely not girly! Although inspired by the ballet technique, it is a break down of the processes and the mechanics of these moves, alongside traditional exercises you will have done before but in your iambarre class you will learn new methods to perform them more efficiently and consequently you will gain greater strength and mobility. An iambarre workout is a serious, dynamic full body workout. Precise, intense movements that will target muscles you didn't even know you had. Take a plié for example... it's basically a ballet term we use for a specialised squat, but one that will have you recruiting your core, glutes, quads and adductors so much more effectively than an average squat and under our expert tuition you will, we promise be challenged more than you ever thought possible. James Cracknell, the ex Olympian rower took barre class with a colleague in Richmond a few years ago...let's just say he was dying more than just a little bit! 😆

If you are looking to cross train to compliment other sports, or want to strengthen and align your spine and learn how to stretch effectively to avoid injuries, then an iambarre class is just what you're looking for. We have a number of Physios and Osteopaths that attend class and recommend their patients to us. All of our instructors are some of the best and most experienced barre instructors in the U.K.
FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE OFFER, SEE OUR FACEBOOK POST #classforeveryone #iambarre #barrecambridge #iambarregoesco-ed #boyswelcome

THINKING OF TAKING A CLASS?

We have a few spaces left in most classes this week.

Wed 9.15am and 7.45pm
Thurs 10.30am and 7.45pm
Friday 9.30am and 10.45am
Sat 9.30am and 10.45am

To book online and see availability go to www.iambarre.com

See you at the barre ladies!
Karen and the team xx #iambarre #barrecambridge #booknow #youareready

Barre exercise is having quite a 'thing' at the moment, yet classes at iambarre, the original and first barre class in the Cambridgeshire area, remain totally unique.

Are they really that different from other barre classes and what is it about iambarre that creates such a buzz?
YES! They're entirely different and here's why.... Firstly, unlike our competitors, not anyone can take the iambarre certified instructor programme. We are quite particular when we select someone to train to join our team. The training, both practical and theoretical takes 100s of hours, over many months before qualifying. Most other instructor programmes are often undertaken in no more than a weekend. Your instructor really is special, teaching as opposed to just calling an exercise means you really benefit from her experience.
The repertoire of exercises is so extensive, that no one class is the same. You are always challenging your body and never bored by repetition. Our imitators have a very limited repertoire by comparison.

Our attention to detail is our speciality. Anyone who attends class will tell you, that it is the seemingly tiny tweaks to a position that make such a difference to the overall success of the exercise, meaning you see real results, fast!

In an iambarre class, you will really be tapping into the mind/body connection, meaning your body awareness improves tenfold. As a consequence, lessons learnt from your barre practice can naturally be taken into your day to day life. ...and if all that wasn't enough, by joining our iambarre family, you have the opportunity of meeting some amazing women and making new friends. We are so proud of our wonderful community of iambarre ladies, ranging from 16 yrs to their late 70s!

iambarre classes might be hard work, but they will be the most effective exercise programme you have ever done in your life, taking years off of your chronological age.... and they're great fun!
Let's do this, let's do this together and let's do this right!!!! Go to www.iambarre.com to book your first class online or download our app from the website.#iambarre#uniquebarre #barrecambridge #barrebuzz

Did you know that after the age of 35, women loose 5% muscle mass every 10 years? The iambarre programme can help prevent this decline and here's how we do it....Muscles are calorie burning machines, as unlike fat, muscles are a high maintenance tissue. The result of this natural decline of muscle mass, means that your fat ratio will increase unless you do something to counteract it, therefore you NEED to lift weights and include resistance training in middle age in your exercise routines, as your body needs the extra work to replace muscle. In every iambarre class, you are constantly challenging your body with the use of hand weights, weighted balls and resistance bands, as well as your own body resistance, in order to build muscle and to halt any decline.

Muscle mass is in constant use by our bodies, and as such it requires a lot of energy to keep it in good working order. When you look at this way, it is easy to see why lean, more muscular people have a better time burning calories than people with higher proportions of body fat and why we often gain weight as we age. Put simply muscles burn calories whereas fat just stores them!

Lifting weights and resistance training also improves bone
strength. This is particularly important to women, as our bones weaken in the lead up to menopause.
Our muscle mass, weight gain aside, is so valuable to our quality of life, longevity and the ability to maximise energy. At iambarre we want you to live life to the full and we are here to help you to achieve that!

For more information email Karen at karen@iambarre.com and to book online, go to our website www.iambarre.com

Let's do this together and let's do this right! There's a class for everyone, whether you are new to exercise of a serious gym bunny.#barrecambridge #iambarre #classforeveryone #musclesmatter #calorie burning machines

Start the week on an iambarre endorphin exercise 'high'!!! Monday's timetable caters for every level of exerciser whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced adrenaline junkie!

9.15 am - Beginner iambarre class with Karen Taylor
10.30 am - Intermediate iambarre class with Karen Taylor

12 noon - HIIT iambarre (high intensity interval training sandwiched between our signature barre exercises) with Karen Taylor
7.30pm - Beginners with Rosie Cameron

Simply book in online via the website www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app. All classes must be pre-booked.

HAPPY MONDAY LADIES AND LET'S DO THIS!!!👍 iambarre has been established for over 10 years in Cambridgeshire and Karen Taylor was the first to bring Barre based exercise to the area. We are still undoubtedly one of the UK's BEST barre classes and programs with the most experienced instructors in the business.#iambarre #barrecambridge #kickstartfitness #mondaymotivation #classforeveryone

Wow!.... we're so proud of all our fantastic iambarre ladies!

Keep up the good work... we happen to think you're all amazing and we can really see how much all your efforts in class are paying off, so let's take that moment right now to look back at just HOW FAR YOU'VE COME ALREADY?!! Looking forward to seeing you all in class next week and have a good weekend all of you!

Lots of love,
Karen and the iambarre team xxx#iambarre #barrecambridge #soproud #keepupthebgoodwork #happyweekend

We take your dreams as seriously as you do and we're here to help you to make them come true.... Recent research from the university of San Francisco found that those who spent money on experiences rather than material goods were happier and felt their outlay was better spent.
Make that experience an iambarre class, where the money you spend will not only pay for our well renowned experience and the quality of instruction, but for SMALL classes of no more than 10 per session, meaning you get the individual attention you need to succeed. We passionately believe you can't teach with integrity and precision in a huge class environment. Our iambarre Certified Instructors all undergo 100s of hours training before qualifying and their experience far out weighs that of most gym or fitness class instructors. We don't "call" an exercise, we teach each movement to you through thorough tried and tested processes that we know work! Indeed, many of our clients, who had previously had, expensive one to one personal training sessions, report far better results from their iambarre classes!

If you have made the decision or are even 'thinking' about becoming stronger, fitter and healthier this summer, then trust the experts and let's do this right and lets do this together? It's hard work, it's fun and it's worth it! #iambarre #barrecambridge #makeyourdreamscometrue #fitforsummer #expertiseinfitness #valueformoney #happyexperiences
To find out more, go to our website www.iambarre.com. You can book online via the website or by downloading the iambarre app.

As women, we can feel so much pressure to look good in our bikinis. The best thing we can do is to relax and enjoy having the sun on our bodies and to swim in the sea, but if you are still committed to making a change to your body in time for the summer break, then now is the time to start. Realistically, it takes around 6 weeks of dedicated workouts to see a difference in muscle tone and weight loss, so right now couldn't be a better time to sign up online for your first iambarre class!

Why iambarre specifically? ...because the iambarre technique has been developed over many years by an ex ballet dancer to help non dancers achieve the toned, pert, svelte and beautifully aligned body of a dancer. It works the glutes like no other workout you will have ever tried and it will make your derrière the perkiest on the beach. It improves your posture and helps realign your spine (which makes you look several inches taller and pounds lighter). The focus on your core 'deeper' abdominal muscles flattens tummies and helps heal Diastasis (the gap in abdominal muscles post pregnancy) and a thorough workout for your legs and hips will have you saying 'goodbye' to saddle bags, 'hello' to a thigh gap and seeing beautiful muscle definition in your pins once again! Unlike Pilates, it will get your heart pumping. ....if you've made the decision to make a change, then trust the experts and let's do this together and do it right? It's hard work, great fun and worth the effort!
iambarre classes are at Esse Retail and Therapy, in Melbourn.

For more information or to book, see our website www.iambarre.com or email Karen at karen@iambarre.com or call her on 0784 1363022#iambarre #barrecambridge #bikiniready #summershere #fitforsummer #kickstartfitness #trustthexperts

AUTHENTIC: of undisputed origin, original, genuine..... Karen Taylor, is the ex ballet dancer who first bought the 'barre' technique to Cambridge over 10 years ago. Since then, there have been many imitators, but the authentic and the original iambarre class, developed over many, many years by Karen, continues, time and time again to be the ONE technique that really does deliver on its promise of helping our clients achieve their very best body... and most importantly of all, you need no experience whatsoever to come along! There is a class suitable for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or a serious exercise "junkie"

A feminine, strong, beautifully aligned and pert body, that targets all your trouble spots... isn't that what you'd like from your workout?

To find out more call Karen on 0784 1363022 or email her at karen@iambarre.com or simply go online to our website www.iambarre.com to book online.

We can't wait to meet you! #iambarre #barrecambridge #fearlesslyoriginal #kickstartfitness #aworkoutthatworks

This week has been full of ups and downs, but I'm feeling good today! Fab class at @original_iambarre#Friday #iambarre

Prepping for this weeks barre class! Instant mood lifter ✨ @original_iambarre #barre #barreteacher #iambarre #ilovemyjob

DID YOU MISS THE LAST IAMBARRE SPRING CHALLENGE DEAL?

Maybe the dates didn't suit you last time, which meant you couldn't commit to signing up, even though you were tempted?

Wouldn't you love to be the fittest and best version of you, especially now the warmer weather is upon us and want a way to really kick start your workout to help you achieve this goal and work off those Easter Eggs?.... We do understand that not everyone who wanted to take part last time, could make it, so we are giving you another opportunity and another month's challenge starting from Mon 24 April ending 20 May 2017.

To take part, you need to sign up and book your iambarre classes online and must attend 3 classes a week, over these 4 weeks, including at least one HIIT Barre class on each week. The challenge is open to everyone, both existing and new iambarre clients. You will be given a challenge card which you bring along to class to be signed by your instructor after every class attended (cancellations won't be counted). By the time you get to the end of the month's challenge, you are going to think, that your newly toned, stronger body will be all the reward you need, but we would like to make it even more worth while and so we will be giving you an extra pat on the back for all your hard work and commitment, by crediting your account with 2 FREE CLASSES on completion of the challenge.

How do you sign up? Go to our website www.iambarre.com to book either via the booking tab or by downloading our iambarre app from the website. It's as simple as that!

Please do check with your doctor before embarking on any new exercise routine, if you are unsure if this will be suitable for you or email Karen at karen@iambarre.com and I will be happy to discuss any worries.#iambarre #barrecambridge #exercisechallenge #fitforsummer #kickstartfitness #rewardyourhardwork

"BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT!".... Recent research from the university of San Francisco found that those who spent money on experiences rather than material goods were happier and felt their outlay was better spent.
Make that experience an iambarre class, where the money you spend will not only pay for our well renowned experience and the quality of instruction, but for SMALL classes of no more than 10 per session, meaning you get the individual attention you need to succeed. We passionately believe you can't teach with integrity and precision in a huge class environment. Our iambarre Certified Instructors all undergo 100s of hours training before qualifying and their experience far out weighs that of most gym instructors. We don't "call" an exercise, we teach each movement to you through thorough tried and tested processes that we know work! Indeed, many of our clients, who had previously had, expensive one to one personal training sessions, report far better results from their iambarre classes!

Value you,
Invest in you,
Reap the rewards and accept the compliments....
Because you really are worth it!

To find out more, go to our website www.iambarre.com. You can book online via the website or by downloading the iambarre app.#iambarre #alternativepersonaltraining #iambarrevalue #barrecambridge #barresuccess #fitnesssuccess

Want great legs, with good muscle definition, to slim down your saddle bags and work on improving that 'thigh gap'? The iambarre Technique was devised by an ex ballet dancer and is one of the best ways possible to achieve the very best pair of pins you can imagine! .... give yourself that extra bit of confidence to step out this summer in shorter skirts and shorts by signing up online for an iambarre class via our website www.iambarre.com or by downloading the iambarre app. You can also book classes via the mindbody app by searching iambarre.

ABILITY, MOTIVATION, ATTITUDE... WE KNOW IT'S A FORMULA THAT WORKS AND OUR GROWING NUMBERS OF GORGEOUS CLIENTS PROVE IT!
Here's how.... We will teach you processes that will give you the ABILITY to access more of the muscle groups around the legs to help build strength, shape and definition and show you how to stretch them off effectively.

We MOTIVATE with encouragement, we notice every little improvement and celebrate it, we lift you with good music and with the company of other great women, as your fellow class mates. Classes are small and friendly, so you will always have our attention.

We know that your ATTITUDE to the hard work involved in our exercises is aided by the mindful approach, we teach you to adopt. With every little move you make, you are matching the mental effort to the physical effort, meaning that when you 'hit your wall' you have the tools to keep going. This means you will see changes fast and your hard work paying off.

For more information call Karen on 0784 1363022 #iambarre #loveiambarre #greatpins #definedlegs #abilitymotivationattitude #barrecambridge #bestlegs

If you are looking for the most effective way to achieve a perky behind, then you couldn't do better than joining an iambarre class, where our signature 'wrap around' technique focuses on engaging more of the muscles around your bum, helping to lift, to strengthen, to stabilise and protect the spine and pelvis. #loveiambarre #iambarre #badassexercise #barrecambridge #bestbuttever #balletbum #perkybum. For more info and to book your first class go to www.iambarre.com or download the iambarre app

ENTER OUR PRIZE DRAW AND WIN A FREE LESSON AT IAMBARRE!

We love that you follow us and that you comment on our page but we also really appreciate you leaving reviews about our classes and our unique technique. To show our appreciation, for every review and comment you leave on instagram, we will enter you into a prize draw to win a free class. Offer ends March 31 2017 #iambarre #barrecambridge #iambarrecompetitiontime #iambarreoffer #loveiambarre #instagramcompetiton

Improving Posture, Balance and Coordination at iambarre

Recent neurological research shows that foot position and weight distribution influence posture and the coordination dynamics of the lower limbs. This is something that ballet dancers have been aware of for many years and is a huge part of a sound ballet training technique. You don't need to be a dancer however, to harness this expertise, as the iambarre technique is designed to break down the various components a dancer would instinctively use, into bite size processes to help you achieve better postural alignment and coordination both in and outside of the iambarre studio.

In an iambarre class, we also encourage our ladies to work with bare feet in class, as we also know that the tactile (skin) information of the feet influences oculomotor control (eye movements) which aids orthostatic balance.

For more information contact Karen at karen@iambarre.com or to book your first class go to our website www.iambarre.com to book online and/or to download the iambarre app.#iambarre #barrecambridge #posturalalignment #balance #coordinate

Why Bad Posture Raises Cortisol Levels and Declines Testosterone Levels. Poor posture is the culprit behind a variety of injuries from ankles and knees, to shoulder, hip, back pain and headaches, as the misaligned bones increase wear and tear on the joints, but did you know that the chronic inflammation this can cause, means the body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol as a response to the above and that your levels of testosterone decrease as a result? Low levels of testosterone in women result in fatigue and exhaustion, weight gain, decreased sex drive, mood swings, depression and anxiety, as well as hair loss and a poor attention span.

To properly improve posture, you need to choose an exercise technique like the iambarre Method, with a strong mind/body emphasis, to restore optimal communication to the central nervous system.

Poor posture causes a defect in the processing of sensory information, causing the body to adapt to the faulty information it is receiving. In every iambarre class, the mental effort will match the physical, as we teach you to harness your 'soma' or your proprioception, through our cues, by using touch and by learning to follow simple processes to correct these faults. We know that good posture, characterised by having a perfectly aligned spine, can withstand the pull of gravity and that this effects our energy expenditure, our hormone production, our quality of life and creates a better equilibrium between mind and body. Testosterone levels increase by 20% and cortisol levels drop by 25% when posture is good.

For more information email Karen at karen@iambarre.com and to book online go to our website www.iambarre.com #iambarre #barrecambridge #posturalbenefits #harnessyoursoma #lowcortisol

TAKING THE PLUNGE AND TRYING SOMETHING NEW

The thought of your first iambarre class can feel like a daunting prospect, as our unique technique is unlike any other exercise program, meaning our new comers don't really know what to expect at first. Over the many years we have been successfully changing bodies for the better, we have come across many misconceptions about the iambarre Method and would like to bust a few of them here, so your misconceptions don't stop you from making it your Day One at iambarre!

1. WILL EVERYONE WILL BE YOUNGER THAN ME?

Ladies coming to classes range in age from 15 yrs to 77 yrs

2. WILL EVERYONE BE PERFORMING PIROUETTES AND BE 'EN POINTE?' Absolutely not! Nearly everyone that attends classes have never taken a ballet class in their lives and you don't need any dance experience to come along.

3. I BET EVERYONE IS STICK THIN?

Our clients are real women of every shape and size, that want our help to become a stronger, fitter, healthier version of themselves and when they see it works, they become iambarre addicts.

4. BUT I'M NOT FLEXIBLE OR COORDINATED?

At iambarre we know stretching is about learning to stretch in your own range and we will teach you how to do so safely and how to gradually increase this range. We encourage individual goals and not competition or showing off. There are no complicated 'routines' to learn or steps to commit to memory; your instructor will talk you slowly through each and every move and any adjustments you need to make to perform each exercise.

5. I DON'T OWN A LEOTARD, TUTU OR LEGWARMERS?

All you need for class are leggings, a t shirt, a pair of socks and a bottle of water... that simple!

6. I RUN/ROW/PLAY TENNIS SO I WHY DO I NEED AN EXERCISE CLASS?

If you play a sport regularly, then it is important that you cross train to achieve overall muscle balance, to avoid sport related injuries. An iambarre class is the perfect compliment to your other sporting activities.

So, why not make 'one day' today and book your first class online at www.iambarre.com?
There is a class suitable for all abilities, whether you are new to/newly returned to exercise or a complete fitness bunny#iambarre

Celebrating my wonderful community of ladies and my fantastic team at iambarre on International Women's Day... to past achievements, to overcoming challenges and most importantly to looking forward to even greater success.
Keep up the good work, you have made my business the success it is and I am
grateful to each and every one of you. Xxxx #iambarre #barrecambridge #internationalwomensday #incrediblewomen #thankyouladies😘

SPRING CHALLENGE
AT iambarre
Spring is nearly upon us and winter layers are about to be put away, so here at iambarre we want to help you fell less daunted by the thought of baring a bit more skin, so that when the sun does eventually come out, you step out with that extra bit of body confidence!
Our Spring Challenge has been designed to give you a well rounded exercise program with the added incentive of 2 FREE classes on completion, as we know commitment, rather than fluctuating motivation is the key to success. The challenge is a thorough program incorporating our signature iambarre classes to develop strength, tone and for core work, alongside at least one HIIT barre class which adds a serious cardiac and fat burning workout to the program. High intensity interval training is undoubtedly THE most efficient way to achieve this and far out weighs steady aerobic exercise.

So what do you need to do to sign up?
Challenge dates are:
Mon 13th March - Fri 7th April
and
Mon 24th April - Sat 20th May

You must book and attend 3 classes per week over one or both of the challenge periods, with at least one HIIT Barre class each week. You will be given a card which you will need to get stamped by your instructor after each class attended. Once your card is complete, we will add 2 complimentary classes to your account as a well done.

The challenge is open to new and existing clients as well as those that already commit to it on a regular basis, but if you have any doubts whether this is suitable for you, please don't hesitate to speak to one of our instructors or to email Karen.

To sign up email Karen at karen@iambarre.com and to book online go to www.iambarre.com#iambarre #barrecambridge #exercisechallenge #springbodyready

Sometimes I see people doing things that look very difficult and that take a lot of muscles so i try them to see if Barre muscles are as good as big gym muscles! Well THEY ARE!!! #zombiepressheadstand #barrestrong #iambarre all clothes on the back wall are from ALO yoga! Come in to the studio and try them on! 20% OFF!

How nice it is to be at this point in the year again, when the longer days and (hopefully) better weather is just around the corner to help lift our spirits and re energise us. At iambarre we want to help boost that feeling even more with our comprehensive timetable of classes, that cater for all abilities, whether you are completely new to/newly returned to exercise or a complete exercise junkie.... there's something to suit EVERYONE!

The iambarre technique is a totally unique fitness discipline, developed by a former ballet dancer. iambarre is an intelligent exercise program; in every class the mental effort will match the physical effort, meaning your body works harder, but safely and more effectively as a consequence. Each class is an hour for yourself, an hour of hard work, but in the safe knowledge that you are using that time wisely to create your best body, your best mood and your strongest self. iambarre is a great community of supportive women and our experienced and knowledgeable instructors love nothing better than helping you hit those goals.

For more information email Karen at karen@iambarre.com or to book online go to www.iambarre.com

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Did you know that after the age of 35, women loose 5% muscle mass every 10 years? Muscles are calorie burning machines, as unlike fat, muscle is a high maintenance tissue. The result of this natural decline of muscle mass, means your fat ratio will increase unless you do something to counteract it, therefore you NEED to lift weights and include resistance training in middle age as your body needs the extra work to replace the muscle. In every iambarre class, you are constantly challenging your body with the use of hand weights, weighted balls and resistance bands in order to build muscle and to halt any decline.

Muscle mass is in constant use by our bodies, as such it requires a lot of energy to keep it in good working order. When you look at this way, it is easy to see why lean, more muscular people have an a better time burning calories than people with higher proportions of body fat and why we often gain weight as we age. Put simply muscles burns calories whereas fat just stores them!

Lifting weights and resistance training also improves bone
strength. This is particularly important to women, as our bones weaken in the lead up to menopause.
Our muscle mass, weight gain aside, is so valuable to our quality of life, longevity and the ability to maximise energy. At iambarre we want you to live life to the full and we are here to help you to achieve that!

For more information email Karen at karen@iambarre.com and to book online, go to our website www.iambarre.com

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Feel the "After Burn" at iambarre with a workout that boosts your metabolism whilst you sleep!! With the popularity of the Fitbit watch, it's easier than ever to keep track of steps taken and calories burnt in your fitness routines, but did you know that in every iambarre class, be it a Beginner or an Intermediate class your body will continue to increase those calories burnt for several hours after your workout and even in your sleep, with what is known as the "after burn?" In an iambarre HIIT class, this "after burn" effect can be made even more significant due to the high intensity anaerobic intervals!

The targeted and intense compound movements performed in all iambarre classes, such as lunges, pliés, leg lifts, body resistance and weights workouts rev up your metabolism, as they are full body movements that build significant muscle and that aids something called your basal metabolic rate (BMR) or how much energy you expend while at rest. The faster our BMR, the more energy we burn.

And while you can reap the benefits of your workout and "after burn" long after you've left class, it doesn't stop there. Sleep is the time when our bodies undergo repair and detoxification. A protein called HGH ( human growth hormone) is released when we sleep, which promotes growth, and maintenance of muscles and bones. During sleep, muscles and tissues grow back stronger and our immune system strengthens, helping you thrive day to day.

For more information, our full timetable and to book online go to www.iambarre.com #iambarre #afterburn #calorieburn #cambridgebarre

WHY THE IAMBARRE TECHNIQUE'S SUCCESSFUL APPROACH IS AS MUCH ABOUT MENTAL AS PHYSICAL EFFORT.... The iambarre technique is based around sensation based movement practices, otherwise known as SOMATICS. This field within bodywork and movement patterns, emphasises internal physical perception and experience. The term Somatics is used in movement therapy, to signify the "soma" or the "body as perceived from within." The iambarre technique was developed by Karen Taylor, an ex professional ballet dancer, as an exercise method suitable for anyone, regardless of ability or experience. The iambarre Method teaches clients to harness their Soma, by paying close attention to proprioceptive information about position and motion in each part of the body and within each of the exercises.
Professional ballet dancers use Somatic training techniques, primarily as a focus of their own personal and physical experience, to correct alignment, for body awareness, efficiency of movement, balance and to avoid injury. The iambarre Method uses somatic principles and training to build each clients' attention to the mind/body connection, by using touch and verbal instructions that focus on energy and process. By building and strengthening a clients' knowledge of their soma, their barre technique becomes more intrinsic and as result they are able to take lessons learnt in their classes into their everyday life, meaning they can reap the benefits 24/7!

To find out more email Karen at karen@iambarre.com or to book a class online, go to www.iambarre.com.

iambarre is a unique training method and the first and best barre class in the Cambs area.#somatics #iambarre #barrecambridge #barremelbourn #mindbodyconnection

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