As a barre, Pilates, and group fitness instructor, I have tried various pieces of equipment to enhance my clients’ experience in my class. Bands have always been essential to an efficient and effective class in which you can regress and progress movements on the spot. But sometimes the bands provided are inadequate as they break, crack, and snap. Due to prior bad experiences, some instructors and participants no longer want to use bands. But that is because they have not experienced Barre Bands from SuperFlex Fitness. Not only do I want to introduce you to these incredible bands that my clients love, but I also am going to give you tips on how you can make your class unique with Barre Bands.
Meet the Barre Bands
I have found that these specific bands add variety and resistance like no other band I have experienced. They do not break like flat bands, and you can do so much more with them. From simulating Pilates equipment to gym-like resistance training, there is a wide variety of uses for these bands. They are made with specialized layered material that keeps the elasticity and can be used for long periods of time without breakage! For more information on how these bands are made, please take 2 minutes to watch this video with me and Dave Herman, the creator of the Barre Bands and SuperFlex Fitness.
Whether you are doing upper or lower body movements, the Barre Bands can be wrapped around the bar or used as one continuous loop for incredible variety and function. No matter if you are a personal trainer or a golf coach, there are infinite possibilities since you can change the length of the band by wrapping it multiple times, therefor changing the resistance. Since you can change the resistance of the bands, it means you can easily adapt the movement to a wide variety of clients, from seniors to athletes.
Make Your Class Unique with Barre Bands
Move in Multiple Planes: Sometimes we create a class or training session that asks our client to only move in one plane of motion. I find this often with barre instructors; Often, barre instructors have their clients hold onto the bar for the entire class. This limits the amount of range of motion and functional training that can occur. Instead of moving in only one direction, step away from the bar and use the Barre Band in a different plane of motion. For example, if you are using the band looped around the bar for bilateral rows, step away from the bar to work through full body rotations while the band is in a continuous loop.
Think Assistance in Addition to Resistance: By looping the band around a bar, you can simulate springboard and pilates reformer movements. With the Barre Band’s handles on your feet, the band can be used as an assistant in the movements. You can also use the bands to assist with push-ups, allowing the band to help pull the participant back up to a plank position.
Core is All Encompassing: Crunches are a thing of the past. We now know that core work encompasses the entire trunk, not just the “abs”. We need to be using the core for stabilization, rotation, and extension. With the Barre Bands, you are capable to doing multiple movements sequentially without the need to change equipment pieces.
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Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing exercise ideas for the Barre Bands here on this blog. I am beyond excited to share this new tool with you! Make sure you are following SuperFlex Fitness on facebook so that you don’t miss a post!