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March 29, 2014 by  
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Get on the Ball
As Core Fusion Barre is a ballet-inspired, core-centric class, it focuses on isolating core fitness exercises, alignment, flexibility and posture, and mindful muscle movements. You work on the ball of the foot to help get more range of movement in the leg and gluteal muscles. This position actually comes from ballet classes where dancers work in “releve” to get more length to the legs. It also works the calf muscle along with balance. When you work on the ball of the foot of your standing leg, you also help increase bone density, because it is a weight-bearing leg.

Core + Cardio = Full-Body Transformation
Exhale’s newest class, Core Fusion Barre+Cardio, combines the cardio benefits of interval training with the toning benefits of the Core Fusion barre technique. Each two-part class consists of 30 minutes of plank-run sprints with short recovery periods, followed by muscle-defining barre-based sequences of movements that target the thighs, butt and abs.
Note: Core Fusion’s definition of “recovery” is typically a down-dog stretch, a plank, or slowly practicing an exercise form before speeding up to double-time for the intense sequence. There’s no such thing as a total resting period, until the last few minutes of the cool-down. This class incorporates high-energy sequences with “bigger” range of motion than the subtle repetitions that define other Core Fusion classes.

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