Last night we were invited by the talented Katie Dickens to join her in a VIP Barre Booty and Tone workout, a high intensity, low impact workout designed to target legs, thighs and most importantly, booties.
Katie’s background as a dancer spans back fifteen years, lighting the way for her new fitness and dance-inspired studio in Albion. While Katie has spent a good portion of her life as a dance teacher, she is also a fully qualified personal trainer and Pilates instructor, making these classes fun and empowering. The studio itself accommodates for every need, fitted out with a kitchen that’s stocked with complimentary Being Co. matcha powder and a coffee machine. Upstairs you’ll find a change and refresh room, with hairdryers available and a comfy area to rewind and catch up with friends after your workout.
After a tour of the studio, we found ourselves on the front stage sweating it out to RnB tunes from Beyonce, TLC and Drake. Starting with calf raises, we continued to follow Katie’s steady flow of barre movements. The workout covered positions from outstretched legs lifts to turnout squats, most of which involved holding a position and pulsing. Just one speedy 30 minute session of Barre and we were left feeling the burn in every inch of muscle in the lower half of our bodies.
Dance Barre runs 40 sessions a week, mixing it up between barre, bounce, floor and kettle bell workouts. For your convenience, session timetables can be found in Dance Barre’s very own app. If this sounds like your ideal workout, be sure to join up for a free seven-day membership, which enables you to squeeze in as many sessions as your body will allow you.
For more information about Dance Barre by Katie Dickens, please visit www.dancebarre.com.au.
Dance Barre by Katie Dickens
1/65 Sandgate Road, Albion
Phone: 1300 877 928