Catherine Eggleston #01

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Catherine, owner of The Bar Method studio in Carlsbad, California, makes this class fly by with her cheerful personality, flawlessly smooth choreography, and witty interactions with her students and you. Catherine will lift your seat with diagonal seat and watch out for a super secret Bar Online only zinger.

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)
A 7” diameter playground or Bar Method ball
2 firm oversized throw pillows
A towel folded in 3rd’s or a Bar Method small mat
We suggest doing the class on a carpet, rug or mat
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Class Details/Benefits:

Use your free weights to tone your shoulders with “bent-elbow lifts” in a U-shape:

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

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

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

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.

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



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Onto pushups and a plank:
• You will rev up your hear rate and challenge your stamina with 15 full range pushups, a 60 count plank and finish with 15 more full range pushups.

Benefits:
• 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.

Benefits:
• 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 heel lifts!

Shape your calves with heel lifts with your feet and legs tight together:

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

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

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

Get your small mat or towel, it is time for thigh work:
• Build your endurance and stamina with 3 sets of thigh work starting with your legs together using the small mat then place your feet in a parallel position without the small mat and finish kneeling on your small mat or towel in knee dancing.

Benefits:
• Narrows your quads.
• Elongates your upper leg muscles.
• Tones your glutes.
• Burns lots of calories.

Stay at the bar and shape your seat with diagonal seat:
• In this seat-work you will work with a straight leg to tone your legs and lift your seat.

Benefits:
• Targets your upper glutes, lifting your seat higher on your back.
• Carves your hamstrings.

Move directly to the floor for a special Bar Online zinger.
• Place your hands under your shoulders, bring your chest down 1 inch and draw your working leg in and out.

Benefits:
• Is a calorie burning powerhouse.
• Tones your chest and upper back.

Go back to the bar with your towel or small mat for more thigh-work and pushups!
• Bring your legs tight together again and challenge your body to keep them together. Move directly into 20 pushups.

Benefits:
• Narrows your thighs.
• “Leans down” your whole body.

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

Benefits:
• 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: L-shaped curl, high curl and finish with straight leg clam. You will need your small mat or towel for straight leg clam.

Benefits:
• 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!

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

Your final stretch:

Benefits:
• 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 the barre excercises Catherine has to offer in her thoughtful beginner’s class. She will support and inspire you to achieve trim inner thighs by squeezing the ball and lift your seat in fold-over. With Catherine, you will complete the entire class and feel great after!




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7 Responses to “Catherine Eggleston #01”
  1. Christine

    Awesome class!!! My arms, abs, thighs burned throughout the class. Very challenging! My first Catherine class and I cannot wait to take another. Thank you