How does barre3 exercise differ from Lotte Berke?


Barre3 is a combination of ballet moves, Pilates, and yoga, which is designed to improve balance, create long lean muscles and lead to improved static and dynamic balance. The Lotte Berk method combines strength training, orthopedic back exercises, and Hatha yoga. Both methods are designed to improve posture, balance, and create long lean muscles and both are extremely popular with ballet dancers and people who desire to have a physique like them. Which form is best for you depend on your goals and current level of fitness.

Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln on behalf of barre3
The biggest differences are variety and alignment principles. Our classes are designed to balance the body, and we are inspired by some of the standing Lotte Berke postures and specifically those designed to strengthen the legs. But we also combine postures from many disciples outside of traditional Lotte Berke technique ranging from Pilates, to yoga, to dance and sport-specific conditioning. We also differ in key alignment principles. Our classes are taught with an attention to a neutral spine verses the pelvic tuck made famous by Lotte Berke.

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