• HOW TO GIVE STRESS AND ANXIETY A PHYSICAL BEATING

    HOW TO GIVE STRESS AND ANXIETY A PHYSICAL BEATING

    MARGO WHITE: What exactly is stress and anxiety? AMANDA REBAR: It depends on who you talk to. The way we picture it, stress and anxiety are both an emotional and physical state. It’s that feeling of activation, of having lots of energy, but a negative feeling is tied to that. Some people tease stress and

  • FIVE SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT BALLET-BASED TRAINING

    FIVE SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT BALLET-BASED TRAINING

    Barre is no new trend Barre training has become wildly popular recently, but it’s far from a new phenomenon. Ballet-inspired strength and flexibility training has been a thing since the times of Louis XVI, says Ginny Wilmerding, a research professor at the University of New Mexico. Its popularity surged in the late 1950s after Russian

  • BEHIND THE BARRE

    BEHIND THE BARRE

    Fitness is in your blood, you were a track athlete who began working at the family gym while you were still at school, and now you’re the creative director of various programs, including BODYPUMP™, BODYBALANCE™ and now LES MILLS BARRE™. Has dance always been a part of your life too? I love how dance combines the