Posted July 13, 2011 by Britt Heady in Fashion

Raising the Bar – New Exercise Trends

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lthough swim suit season has already approached, it’s never too late to get in tiptop shape!  Due to Dallas’s unrelenting heat, you will be able to show off your svelte figures for the next couple of months.

One exercise trend that has swept across not only Dallas but across the nation is Bar classes. Bar classes are a challenging blend of weight training, pilates, and exercises on the ballet bar. Many who have experienced a bar class describe it as ballet with a modern twist to reshaping your whole body.  This workout is perfect for the girl (or guy!) who enjoys an equal blend of cardio and strength training.  Bar classes burn, sculpt, stretch, and tone all areas of your body, specifically the core.  Bar classes are available at Bar Method on Lovers Lane and also Pure Barre located on Greenville.

Also a new booming trend is the P90X plan. This 90-day plan guarantees a fit and tight physique through a combination of intense exercise, nutrition, and a dietary supplement plan. The exercise routine performed on DVD’s includes weight training, elastic band work, yoga, cardio, and plyometrics.  P90X attributes “muscle confusion” for their guaranteed results, which is achieved through switching up the order of exercises and incorporating new workouts. This method prevents your body from adapting to exercises, thus avoiding plateaus. The overall plan provides such drastic results because it alters your entire health and lifestyle.

So Ladies and gents, slip on your best workout threads and try these new, effective workouts!

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Britt Heady

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