MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Theresia Hall, from Yogabar in Sydney, is a trained ballet dancer and teacher and certified yoga and Barre Attack instructor.
PLIÉS & PULSES IN PARALLEL
WORKS Quads & glutes HOW TO (A.) Face the barre with your feet together in parallel (facing forward) and rest your hands lightly on the barre. For more of a challenge, you can have your feet hip-width apart with a ball between your thighs (pictured). (B.) Bend your knees, keeping them in line with your feet and your back straight, and lower your hips to knee height, then stand up. If you’re using a ball, squeeze it between your thighs as you lower and lift to give your inner thighs and butt a great workout. REPS Do 8 reps then shake out your legs for a few seconds’ rest and repeat for a total of 2 sets.
As you lower, lift your heels off the ground to help tone your calves.
PLIÉS IN FIRST POSITION
WORKS Quads, glutes & core HOW TO (A.) Stand side-on to the barre, heels together, toes out, and rest one hand lightly on the barre, with the other out to the side at shoulder height. (B.) Come up onto your toes and squeeze your heels together (with or without balancing a ball). (C.) As you focus on tightening your thighs, buttocks and core, bend your knees and lower as far as you can, keeping your knees pulled back in line with your toes and your back straight.
REPS Do 8 reps, have a few seconds’ rest, then repeat for a total of 2 sets.