Friday, September 22, 2017

BENEFIT OF BARRE FITNESS 2017

It may look like ballet, but it's not. Barre fitness classes are simply ballet-inspired, incorporating a ballet barre and maybe some plies and pirouettes here and there into the workout. Essentially, barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Here are 10 reasons to try a barre workout!
1. Hard on muscles, kind on joints. The small, super-controlled movements that take place in barre classes reduce pressure on your joints, tendons, ligaments and spine. By doing barre regularly, you'll also notice a remarkable improvement in your core strength and posture. While a tight core will give you a taller appearance, it will also keep you safe from injuries.
2. No experience required. Everyone has different starting points, strengths and challenges, and instructors recognize that. If you are worried about not having any dance training or fear you won’t be able to ‘get it’ or keep up, rest assured that instructors will guide you through the movements and offer helpful feedback without singling you out. And, remember, each person can be challenged at their own level in class without affecting anyone else’s workout. Always measure progress against yourself; not the person next to you!
3. Be worked from head to toe. After each satisfyingly exhausting class, your entire body will truly feel WORKED. You’ll feel stretched, strengthened and invigorated. It truly does foster its own ‘barre high’.
4. Work muscles to failure. Barre's tiny motions, many reps, intentional squeezes and pulses (otherwise known as isometric moves) are designed to fatigue muscles to failure. Embrace the shaking as it’s totally natural for your muscles to quiver uncontrollably – it means you are exhausting that muscle and forcing it to tone.  
5. Modifications for every age and level. The beauty of barre classes is that everyone works with small movements and can limit or expand their range of motion to suit their specific needs. Exercises can always be modified whether you’re a beginner, pregnant or have an injury, but can also be amplified if you’re advanced and looking for more of a challenge.
6. Increased flexibility. Through focused stretching, an improved range-of-motion is one of the greatest benefits of barre exercise. Sometimes people are flexible but not strong, or strong and not flexible, so whether you can sit comfortably in a pretzel position or you’re stiffer than a board, barre classes actually teach your body to be both. Having flexibility and strength allows you to enjoy a longer, active life free of injuries.
7. Never boring, always fun. You’ll find that the time spent in class passes very quickly due to the fast pace, variety of exercises, upbeat music, ever-changing choreography and inspiring instructors. It’s never the same class twice!
8. Lost weight and inches. Many of the workouts target the largest muscle groups in the body, like the thighs and glutes. The larger the muscle, the more calories burned! As you continue to attend class, you will build more lean muscle mass and raise your resting metabolic rate, which can help you to produce more energy and expend calories. Perhaps more important than actual weight loss, barre classes will help you drop a size by redistributing inches on your body – making you appear (and feel) longer and leaner. If you pair barre workouts with a healthy diet, you will achieve even better results.
9. Greater range of motion and endurance for all other activities and sports. Barre classes target the core muscle groups that are neglected in conventional strength training, in a variety of interesting ways.For example, skiers and snowboarders may notice enhanced knee alignment, improved balance and greater quad and hamstring recruitment. If you’re a golfer or tennis player, you just may experience greater hip openness and movement allowing for a better swing. Runners can attain increased endurance, faster PR times and reduced impact on joints.
10.  Rapid results. Yes, you will be sore after the first few classes, but you’ll also see some major results in little time – so stick with it! If you perform a barre workout 2-4 times weekly, you will typically notice changes in as little as one month. Changes may include an improved posture, thinner thighs, chiseled arms, a sculpted back, flat abs and a lifted seat. Barre classes are incredibly effective at transforming so-called 'problem' areas, especially for women.
There’s a good reason why more and more people are trying out barre workouts, and you should give it a shot, too. Soon enough, your body will reflect all your hard work.=)


Love, Staphanie Mun Chen
012 385 1501 
smunwl@gmail.com
Book your seats in class now! 





Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ballet inspired barre workout for beginners.

Sharing what I found pretty profound that helped me in my growth journey.
Problems are inevitable, but what they mean is flexible. We get to control what our problems mean to us based on how we choose to think about them and how we choose to measure them. The way we measure success influences how we view the problems we face.
Ask, “What matters most?”
A little sharing of what's in my head today.
Blessed Saturday everyone.
Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen ❤
012-385-1501
For Barre classes, Do get in touch with me for full details.
smunwl@gmail.com

Friday, September 8, 2017

Barre fitness class (Jalan Gasing boutique fitness studio)

Join our ballet Barre fitness classes and feel the difference in your body. Better Posture, increase energy level, etc those are the physical benefits. Find out how the world of ballet, grace and music touch your emotional well being.
Saturday 8am-9am
Saturday 9am-10am
Email smunwl@gmail.com for registration and full details.
Love,
StaphanieMun Chen
012-385-1501
(Can WhatsApp me too)
Founder of At The Barre Lifestyle -  boutique Barre fitness studio

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Top 7 Benefits of Ballet Inspired fitness workout

TOP 7 BENEFITS OF BALLET INSPIRED FITNESS WORKOUT FOR ADULTS

Here are a few benefits of Barre:-

1) Ballet is not just for the athletic, the artistic, or the young. Homemakers, physicists, philanthropists, lawyers, secretaries- ballet is more popular than ever among people of all métier, all ages.

2) Ballet offers both a break from daily life and a challenge with its own distinct mental and physical rewards.

3) In class you become a part of the grace and beauty you see onstage, and it becomes part of you.

4) Ballet also provides a great workout, with lasting benefits of toning, lengthening, and stretching. Every inch of your muscle will be actively engaged in movement its. We will teach you feel the muscle you never thought you can control! You will end up shedding a few pounds and have a well-toned up body.

5) Another benefit is you will find barre does wonders to your posture!

6) Ballet, actually make you smarter and prevent Alzheimer! In ballet, we listen and move along with music, you will use a lot of ‘brain power’ to remember the steps, keep up with the music timing, and coordinate the different body parts. For example, we exercise the left brain for getting the logic of the steps combinations; Right brain for interpreting the music and expressing our body in an artistic manner; The upper rear portion of the brain for interpreting spatial relationship; and the lower part of the brain for memorizing the steps.

7) No dress code in adult class. Wear a T-shirt/wrap sweater and sweatpants/a skirt in which you can move freely. As you progress, you may find yourself gaining confidence and shedding pounds- and a layer or two of clothing along with them.



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Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder & Creator of AT THE BARRE
http://www.atthebarrelifestyle.com/
012-385-1501
smunwl@gmail.com
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Watch this cute video i found!!=) Enjoy!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ballet inspired barre workout

What a wonderful and healthy way to start the weekend! Workout and train like ballerinas.

Come and join us every Saturday morning.

Email me for full details: smunwl@gmail.com
WhatsApp: 012-385-1501


Friday, May 5, 2017

Barre fitness workout

Barre classes is a perfect combination of art and foundation of ballet technique, stretching, core and cardio workout.

Each movement require your full concentration as you train to control your alignment and target body's deeper muscles.

Have fun and enjoy Barre classes.

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
Founder of At The Barre
±6012 385 1501
Email smunwl@gmail.com to book in your class.

Ballet inspired workout

Keeping working out. Fitness is about being better and stronger than you used to be.

Love, Staphanie Mun Chen

Drop us an email : smunwl@gmail.com to book your trial lesson

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

We are featured in Elle magazine Malaysia May issue 2017! Yay!!

A few weeks ago, the editor of Elle Magazine came to my barre fitness class. Such a delight to read her experience about my workout class, in Elle magazine May issue 2017.

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
Founder of www.atthebarrelifestyle.com

012-385-1501 to book your slot. 





Wednesday, March 1, 2017

AT THE BARRE

Pursuing barre fitness, brings so much joy and physical benefits to my clients. 
Keep calm and do barre!

Xoxo
Staphanie Mun Chen
Founder of www.atthebarrelifestyle.com
Whatsapp 0123851501
Email : smunwl@gmail.com for full details 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Create an unique party with your girlfriends -Barre workout

EVERYTHING NEEDED TO CREATE THE PERFECT EVENT

A nail spa birthday celebration was so last year! Whether you’re planning a corporate outing, preparing for the “big day”, or hosting a unique birthday party for friends, there’s no better place to gather a group for relaxation, rejuvenation, and fun.

You can create an unique party with your girlfriends, 60 mins of barre workout and fun!

For more information or to get started, contact us at smunwl@gmail.com

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
012-385-1501
Founder of At The Barre
http://www.atthebarrelifestyle.com/



Monday, May 16, 2016

Ballet barre - Musicality

In my class, i will always ask my clients to 'open up' their ears and heart, listen to the music and move.

Musicality is knowledge about and sensitivity to music. In dance, it refers to how the dancer executes movement in relation to music. Executing movement that is technically correct and in time to the music is the baseline of performance. As you progress, you not only dance in time to the music but also use the music to express the qualities of both the movement and music to understand musicality.

Enjoy the music in class!

Signing off with love,
Staphanie Mun
Founder of AT THE BARRE

E-mail me at smunwl@gmail.com



Monday, May 9, 2016

Ballet barre - Movement memory

I often say in my barre class that doing ballet in adulthood is really good for our brain too. Love to challenge my clients to think, exercise our brain in ballet class, i call it brain game for ballet babes.

Movements you perform in class are based on movement memory, also called muscle memory, which connects to developing your kinesthetic sense. After several months of attending ballet barre classes, you will be more familiarise with ballet movements like plie, tendue exercises.

This type of memory incorporates continued feedback to the basic movement to clarify the sequence of the legs or alter the arms and head in an exercise or step. Later, movement memory expands as exercises and combinations get longer, contain more steps, and increasingly become more complex. After practising many repetitions of a movement, you can execute the movement without thinking of the different parts, yet you are able to apply feedback or add stylistic elements to enhance the movement into a more sophisticated performance.

Keep dancing, keep practising. Stay beautiful!

Signing off with love,
Staphanie Mun
Founder of AT THE BARRE

E-mail me at smunwl@gmail.com


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

AT THE BARRE: Port De Bras

Literally means 'carriage of arms'. A simple movement of the arms to different positions, dancers work hard to make it seem graceful, poised and seamless.

A simple port de bras, commence from bras bra, to 1st position, to 5th position, to 2nd position, back to bras bra.

Good exercise for beginners to feel their back's strength while maintaining the arm positions, shoulders should be kept down, particularly in 5th position when it is very easy to hunch them.

The elbow should never be allowed to cave in and should always be supported.

The wrist should also be supported in all positions and never be allowed to flap either up or down.

The fingers are held closely together with the thumb pulled slightly towards the palm of the hand.

In general, visually beautiful soft clear line should be practised from shoulder to fingertips, controlled but never strained in appearance.


E-mail me at smunwl@gmail.com for enrollment.

Love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
012-385-1501
Founder of AT THE BARRE
A barre fitness lifestyle studio
http://www.atthebarrelifestyle.com/

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ballet barre - Understanding artistry

In my adult ballet classes, as i see my clients progressing in technique, i started to introduce the meaning of expressive movement, getting them to dance more expressively.

Artistry means being able to express the intent of the dance, the choreographer's ideas, and emotions through ballet movements and gestures with the music. In the context of my barre classes, even simple movement at the barre can be beautifully expressed.

I enjoy seeing my clients feel good after class, holistically, feeling wonderful both physically and mentally. Similar to reading a great poem, seeing a riveting dramatic performance, listening to a piece of music that move your spirit, or viewing a work of art that connects to your senses, a dance artist visually expresses through the fullness and elegance of movements and gestures in relations with music that accompanies the performance- the poetry, emotion, and drama of the dance.

If i succeed in inspiring my clients to enjoy ballet as a from of art, it brings so much meaning to me.

Signing off with Love,
Staphanie Mun
Founder of AT THE BARRE

e-mail me at
smunwl@gmail.com







Monday, April 18, 2016

Benefits of taking ballet lessons as adult

TOP 7 BENEFITS OF BALLET LESSONS FOR ADULTS

Here are a few benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults:-

1) Ballet is not just for the athletic, the artistic, or the young. Homemakers, physicists, philanthropists, lawyers, secretaries- ballet is more popular than ever among people of all métier, all ages.

2) Ballet offers both a break from daily life and a challenge with its own distinct mental and physical rewards.

3) In class you become a part of the grace and beauty you see onstage, and it becomes part of you.

4) Ballet also provides a great workout, with lasting benefits of toning, lengthening, and stretching. Every inch of your muscle will be actively engaged in movements. We will teach you feel the muscle you never thought you can control! You will end up shedding a few pounds and have a well-toned up body.

5) Another benefit is you will find ballet does wonders to your posture!

6) Ballet, actually make you smarter and prevent Alzheimer! In ballet, we listen and move along with music, you will use a lot of ‘brain power’ to remember the steps, keep up with the music timing, and coordinate the different body parts. For example, we exercise the left brain for getting the logic of the steps combinations; Right brain for interpreting the music and expressing our body in an artistic manner; The upper rear portion of the brain for interpreting spatial relationship; and the lower part of the brain for memorizing the steps.

7) No dress code in adult class. Wear a T-shirt/wrap sweater and sweatpants/a skirt in which you can move freely. As you progress, you may find yourself gaining confidence and shedding pounds- and a layer or two of clothing along with them.



SIGN UP NOW!!


Staphanie Mun Chen 
Founder of Little Ballerina 
Adult ballet 
smunwl@gmail.com
For full details








Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ballet barre streching

Benefits of ballet stretching

Ballet barre exercise, stretching is a crucial aspect of training.

Regular stretching of the body improves flexibility and motion of your joints it also improves circulation and helps to prevent injury.

Whether you’re a professional ballerina, athlete, beginner or intermediate in doing ballet barre, the long list of benefits associated with stretching have extremely positive impact on your body training.


  1. Increased flexibility. It increases the ability to move freely and easily and to perform everyday activities.
  2. Better muscle condition. It enhances athletic performance. In tennis, squash, volleyball, and swimming, greater range of motion and ability to apply force through that range of motion can confer a winning edge.
  3. Burning calories
  4. Releasing toxins
  5. Prevent injury. It may decrease the risk of injury
  6. A great way to relax. It feels good. Stretching reduces muscular tension, promotes relaxation.
  7. Anti aging effect. It counteracts age-related declines in flexibility.


Here is a basic rules i like to get my clients to follow when stretching:

B- Breath
Maintain steady deep breathing throughout.
“Inhale and exhale”

E- Ease into position
Do not force yourself into a stretch. You should always feel a slight pull when stretching but not a burning tear. Ease into the stretched position, do not rush into it, and slowly apply more pressure to get a nice stretch.
H- Hold for 30 seconds
Always stretch both sides of your body and hold for an even amount of time (ideally 20-30 seconds each position)

P- Patience
Hold longer for progression and development. Take your time in letting your body gain flexibility over time of practise. If you push too hard, too fast, you are stretching yourself to tears, may be doing more damage than good to your body.

P- Perseverance 
Be consistent with stretching everyday, persevere and keep going.

W- Warmed-up
Always stretch when body is fully warmed up.



Looking for a ballet barre fitness class in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia?

Do join our adult ballet fitness barre class. Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya Malaysia
Whatsapp 012-385-1501
or drop me an e-mail for more info.
smunwl@gmail.com

love,
Staphanie Mun Chen
Founder of At The Barre
Ballet fitness lifestyle studio

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Absolute beginner adult ballet class AT THE BARRE @ Jalan Gasing, A barre fitness lifestyle studio

Thinking of taking up adult ballet lesson?
Here are a few sure steps to fullfill your New Year Resolution for 2016



Step 1: Set your heart to do it!
Sign up for our absolute beginner adult ballet class. Call - 0123851501 to book your place.

Step 2: Mark down on your schedule
Check out our timetable 

Step 3: Come for class! Wear comfortable workout outfit, 3/4 black tights. Bring a small bottle of water, face towel and a pair of socks for the 1st lesson.

Step 4: Proudly tick 'checked' on 'Learn ballet' on your New Year resolution list!

Love from,
Staphanie Mun-Chen
012-385-1501
Founder of AT THE BARRE 
E-mail me for full sign up details : smunwl@gmail.com