Richelle Camat instructs the following:
A Barre is a handrail that is placed securly so that it can provide you support during different types of exercise. Typically used in Ballet to provide dancers stability and balance while performing both fast and slow exercises.
These exercises are performed to warm up and strengthen muscles, but also encourages proper body form and alignment. Practing at the Barre will strengthen your feet & legs, improve flexibility and help your over all alignment throughout your core. In Barre class, expect your instructor to incoporate a wide variety of other activities to increase your stamina, and stimulate your core as well! Many students report that Barre classes have improved their yoga practice and depth.
PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. Body weight is used to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves to define every single muscle - big and small.