Angie Comiteau #01

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Summit, New Jersey studio co-owner, Angie’s reassuring warmth and playfulness make working out fun. You will have a blast toning your body in this achievable and charming class. You will learn The Bar Method’s signature seat move in standing seat and get a cardio boost with fold-over. Feel your abs fire up with an effective but supportive move called arm dancing.

What you’ll need:

A sturdy chair or portable bar

A soft strap for stretching (bathrobe tie)

Two free weights (2 to 4 pounds each)

Bar Method ball

Firm, oversized throw pillows

We suggest doing the class on a carpet, rug or mat

Class Details/Benefits:

Kick off with plank!
• Jump start your work out with a full body exercise designed to build your stamina.

• Strengthens your core muscles.
• Narrows your waist, side and back.

Use your free weights to tone your shoulders with “bent-elbow lifts”:

• Tones your deltoids.
• Gives you good shoulder alignment and an open chest.

Continue your warm up with biceps curls in a wide stance:

• Shapes and elongates your biceps.
• Works the stabilizer muscles in your upper back.
• Improves posture.
• Tones your glutes.

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Then you lift a lighter weight to the back during one-weight lifts.
• You will use a lighter weight with focus on lifting up to tone and strengthen the back of your arms and back muscles.

• Sculpts the back of your shoulders.
• Tones your upper back muscles.
• Improved posture.
• Works your legs so you continue to burn calories.

Onto pushups:
• You will rev up your hear rate and challenge your stamina with multi-leveled pushups. It will be a short seat so try to do them all on the balls of your feet.

• Tones and strengthens your shoulders, biceps and triceps.
• Tones your glutes.
• Works your core muscles.

And reverse push ups:
• This fast exercise will quickly shape and tone your arms. Work hard to do them correctly.

• Carves your triceps.
• Narrows your upper arm so that it looks both sculpted and slender.

Put away your weights and go right to the bar for a stretch!

Stretch at the bar:
• Enjoy this time to elongate and prepare your muscles for the intense work ahead.

• Increases the range of motion in your legs.
• Stretches your hamstrings, hips muscles, thighs, back, waist and arm muscles.
• Enhances coordination.

Shape your calves with heel lifts with your feet in a wide turn out:

• Strengthens your calf muscles.
• Lengthens the look of your legs.
• Warms up your legs to get them ready for thigh work.

Get your ball, it is time for thigh work:
• Build your endurance and stamina with 3 sets of thigh work starting in a wide second position then bring your legs to a parallel position with the ball mid-point between your thighs and finish with your legs in a diamond shape.

• Slims your inner thighs.
• Elongates your upper leg muscles.
• Tones your glutes.
• Burns lots of calories.

Get ready for standing seat.
• Challenge your body to stay vertical and grip your seat for standing seat in a parallel stance.

• Transforms your body from your shoulders to your knees.
• The tuck elongates your legs and flattens your abs.
• Gives you a dancer’s dent on the outside of your seat.

Move right into fold-over seat work with your feet parallel:
• Angie will help you raise your heart rate and lift your seat in this fast-paced calorie burning exercise.

• Lifts both sides of your seat at the same time.
• Burns lots of calories.

Stretch on floor or mat:
• Stretch and elongate your shaky muscles on your mat or padded rug.

• Increases the range of motion in your legs.
• Elongates your quads and hamstrings.
• Streamlines the front of your body.

Go right into “curl” with the ball.
• You will maximize your abdominals with 3 sets of curl: arm dancing, high curl with the ball behind your waist and high without the ball. You will need supportive mats or pillows for arm dancing.

• Creates a fast burn in your deep and six pack abs.
• Changes your abs quickly.
• Tones your glutes.
• Tones your legs.

Now for the fun part: back-dancing!

• A healthier lower back and hips.
• Lifted and carved seat muscles.
• Enhanced coordination.

Your final stretch:

• Release from stretch.
• More elongated leg muscles.
• Better performance from your body the next time you work out.

Related Bar Method Online Video:

Check out this great barre fitness video the features a faster paced beginner’s class with San Francisco Marina teacher, Maggie. She will help you become long and strong and give you a giggle when you least expect it. You don’t need any extra props as Maggie will teach you a quick fold over, high and low curl.

To see more videos,

Click to view all the videos in our Premier membership.

Click to view all of our Classic Videos at Bar Method Online.

Click to view all of the Mini Class fitness videos online at Bar Method Online.


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7 Responses to “Angie Comiteau #01”
  1. Kelly

    Good workout, but Angie needs to liven things up! I couldn’t hear her very well and she wasn’t very motivating or animated. I need all the help I can get!