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October 25th

Belly Up to the Barre

Our precious remodel for a little girl's bedroom included a ballet barre.

Our precious remodel for a little girl’s bedroom included a ballet barre.

We like to tell you about what we are doing “new” for our clients, and one of those popular new things lately is a ballet barre. We thought this would be a cute addition to a little girl’s room we redecorated, but once adults saw it they wanted one for their home gym too.

Unless the child is practicing ballet, the ballet bedroom barre is more for looks than use. But in the home gym, the barre is a terrific way to stretch instead of putting your hands on a wall or mirror. It can be used like a prop for exercise too, such as squats.

One of the best things about the barre is we can custom-order it for specific sizes. While the standard length is four or five feet, a longer wall might warrant a longer barre.

A barre in your home gym provides convenient stretching.

A barre in your home gym provides convenient stretching.

You can get creative with barre placement. Instead of one long barre, perhaps you could have dual shorter versions to allow for two people to workout at the same time. Another way to use dual bars is parallel for different heights. You might also consider attaching the barre to a wall mirror so you can see your progress as you stretch.

Of course the most important part of the barre is stability. This is where it’s important for a knowledgeable professional to install the barre using special brackets that won’t allow the barre to come loose or cause wall damage.

Do you have a budding ballerina? Or maybe a barre is just the motivation you need to get that exercise program going again. Whatever your desire, we are here to help. Please contact us for a complimentary consultation.