Fitness Report: Cardio Barre Burn

It's not your mother's aerobic class. It is Cardio Barre Burn.

As you'll discover in this Fitness Report, it's giving women, who loved to dance when they were girls a chance to relive that thrill and burn off some calories at the same time.

"Cardio Barre Burn is a great combination of pilates, traditional aerobic fitness and ballet, " said Group Fitness Instructor Laura Schwartz.

Instructors say, don't worry about the ballet. The moves are pretty basic which means just about anybody can do them. The burn begins when you do those movements over and over.

Schwartz says, 'It's definitely a challenging class from the elite athlete to someone who has never done it before."

The bar is there for support and it comes in handy. For 45 minutes straight, you get a total body workout from head-to-toe, The focus: your core, legs and arms.

"It gives buns of steel a new meaning, " said Jill Deaver.

It's feedback like that, that has the cardio class growing.

"We added one class in our last schedule and we now have two getting ready to add three," said Schwartz.

So if this seems like something you may want to try, there are a few things you're going to need before you come: a towel to wipe away all the sweat, some water to quench your thirst, and a lot of energy to get through it.

Deaver said, "I am drenched in sweat and that is something I totally didn't expect."

Jill has been hooked since the class started four months ago and says she's seeing results.

"My legs, my abs, everywhere. And I think those calfs look better in heels, too."

A good sign - Jill's new moves are sending her body in the right direction.

About the Author...
Serese Cole
Serese is no stranger to the Midwest. She was born and raised in Kansas City and after years of moving from state to state - has called Nebraska home the last decade.

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