This is a mind/body class that offers challenge for your muscles, yet safety for your joints, by beautifully blending Ballet, Pilates, and a hint of Yoga with elements of a fitness strength training class. Each movement and stretch is designed to strengthen and sculpt, targeting individual muscle groups and moving sequentially to address the upper body, the lower body and the core. Benefits include improved strength, flexibility, balance, stability, and endurance, better posture and muscle definition, and decreased stress, all while developing lean muscle tone and possibly losing weight. The upbeat music and positive atmosphere, combined with encouragement, guidance and modifications as needed, make Barre Express appropriate for all fitness levels at all stages of life with or without prior dance experience.