The only thing that separates willowy professional dancers from willowy giant squids is the vertebrate skeleton. Obtain a physique you can flaunt in front of amazed cephalopods with today’s Groupon: for $20, new clients get three fitness classes at The Bar Method, an exercise superbreed combining the benefits of interval training, isometrics, dance principles, and physical therapy into one revolutionary routine. Groupon customers wishing to continue their fitness will still be eligible for the Burbank studio's $100 new-client special.
While Pilates is corrective, The Bar Method is transformative—much like those cars that transform into miniature weasels. You’ll burn fat, sculpt muscles, refine your figure, and improve your strength and endurance. After a brief warm-up, you’ll tackle the upper body with weights and bar exercises. The workout continues with challenging lower-body positions and floor exercises designed to firm up your abs and glutes. This diverse and challenging workout gives you the long, lean muscles and elegant posture of a ballet dancer without the discomfort and inconvenience of being heckled by ballet hooligans.
Because of its focus on stretching and lengthening, The Bar Method helps moms-to-be reduce aches and swollen joints from pregnancy, and also provides excellent practice for Gumby impersonators. Get this Groupon and discover a new, comprehensive system of exercise that will tone your limbs without leading to Hulk-shredded pants. Classes take place Mondays through Sundays.
Valid for new clients only. Must be at least 14 years of age.
The national lengthening-and-strengthening sensation has garnered a slew of press with mentions in publications from 944 to People. More than 30 Yelpers give The Bar Method in Burbank an average of five stars.
- The Instructors are fantastic and each offer their own motivating style. Each are so welcoming and really make you feel a part of the team - they remember your name, show you how to properly position your moves to get the maximum impact. – LISA D., Yelp, 1/21/11
- All it takes is one look at Burr Leonard, the owner of this incredible exercise studio, to understand how the exercise class can transform one’s body. – Dr. Melina Jampolis, 944
The Bar Method
The Bar Method workout, which has been featured in Self magazine and Seventeen, started with German ballet dancer Lotte Berk. After injuring her back, Berk took her physical-therapy regimen and fused it together with her old ballet workouts. Burr Leonard took this system and modified it in 1991, in an effort to minimize the impact it had on delicate joints. The workout became known as The Bar Method, named for the horizontal barre that ballerinas use to steady themselves during dance routines and astronauts use to practice pole dancing in space. Bar Method workouts combine Berk's original dance conditioning and physical-therapy moves with fast-paced interval training and muscle-building isometrics, and aim to tone physiques without adding bulk.
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