Welcome back to Get Fit with Britt! I'm going to be posting some demos of my fave exercises taught at Pure Barre Williamsburg, with the help of their awesome instructors. Pure Barre is a fast, effective, and most importantly, safe way to change your body, and follows a technique that's high-intensity, but low impact to protect your joints! Thanks to Pure Barre, I have been able to build long, lean (not bulky!) muscles while tapering everything in & lifting it up! For this series, we will pick a particular move, explain the focus area and correct form, then demonstrate it so you can practice at home! That way, if/when you come to the studio yourself, you'll be rocking the moves & way ahead of the game ;) These exercises are also a great way to get fit on-the-go! I find myself regularly using Pure Barre exercises during my hotel room workouts. Additionally, you can get all the outfits I'm wearing at the Pure Barre Williamsburg studio, so definitely go by if you're looking for some fun, new workout gear! Come & join me, get that healthy & strong body you've always wanted- come Get Fit with Britt!
Today's exercise focuses on the lower back. Although this area is often overlooked during a workout, strengthening the lower back muscles is super important, and can help prevent injuries elsewhere. In addition, it's a great complement to all of the abdominal work that you do. As you press your elbows into the mat, keep your chest lifted and shoulders relaxed as you squeeze your muscles to move your legs. If you can, try to keep your thighs lifted off the mat for an extra challenge. Do 10 reps of each movement, and repeat the sequence three times.
*I am not a trainer or health professional, so please consult one if you feel you're doing something wrong or could potentially injure yourself.