How does the workout differ from traditional studio exercise regimes?
Pilates mat work is largely performed on the floor in various positions. In a BarreConcept class, around three quarters of the class is done standing up. At least half of the class exercises are performed at the barre itself. Yoga focuses on holding a position for a certain period of time, whilst concentrating on the breathing.
Pilates tends not to hold a position but instead goes for a specific number of full range repetitions. In a BarreConcept class, we not only go for full range repetitions but we also hold a position for a limited time period. However, the BarreConcept repetitions go one step further by focusing on tiny, small range isometric contractions in addition to the traditional Pilates and Yoga approach and that is where it differs from other mind body exercise regimes.