Catherine Eggleston #02

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Carlsbad, California studio owner Catherine is back to teach you a 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!

What you’ll need:

A sturdy chair or portable bar

A soft strap for stretching (bathrobe tie)

A towel folded in 3rd’s or a Bar Method small mat

Two free weights (2 to 4 pounds each)

One firm throw pillow

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

Class Details/Benefits:

Tone your shoulders with “bent-elbow lifts”:
• You will lift weights to the front, side and back with a focus on your posture and good form.

• Toned shoulder muscles.
• Sculpted back muscles with an emphasis on your lats.
• Improved posture.

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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 in this barre class with diagonal seat and watch out for a super secret Bar Online only zinger.

Continue your warm up with bicep curls:

• Shapes and elongates the biceps.
• Works the stabilizer muscles in your upper back.
• Improved posture.

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

• 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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If you are ready to make a move up from Beginner level bar classes, this is the place to start, as these Bar Method Online Mixed level video classes will continue your path to success. In these custom designed mixed level barre workouts, we move into moderate, mixed level classes to challenge your stamina. You’ll be amazed at how much stronger you feel!

Onward to push ups and a plank:
• You will rev up your heart rate by doing 10 on-tempo push ups, then test your stamina in a 45 count plank and finish with 10 more on-tempo push ups.

• Helps flatten your stomach.
• Tones your glutes.
• Works your core muscles.

And reverse push ups:
• This fast exercise will quickly shape and tone your arms. Catherine will guide you carefully into the correct form. If you have sensitive wrists watch Emma in the blue top.

• 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. Catherine will guide you through a modification if you have sensitive flexibility.

• 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 in a parallel position:

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

Time to get your ball to do thigh work:
• You will tone and slim your thighs with three quick consecutive sets thigh-work, starting with squeezes on the ball, then move into a low-heeled set in a wide stance and finish with the ball in a parallel position.

• Toned, slimmer thighs.
• Substantial calorie burn-off.
• Increased stamina.
• Leaner body overall.

Move right into seat-work in a folded over position with your feet hips width apart. If you need to modify, you can follow Emma in blue.

• Lifts both sides of your seat at the same time.
• Strengthens your glutes, hamstrings and quads.
• Burn lots of calories.

Spike your heart rate with one more quick set of thigh work with the ball:

• Increases metabolic rate by making your quads firmer so that you burn more calories all day.
• Builds mental stamina.
• Leaner body overall.

Just 15 more push ups!
• Blast through 15 more on-tempo push ups while your heart rate is up and your muscles are warm.

• Works your core muscles.
• Is a calorie burning powerhouse.

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.

Right into “curl” with the ball.
• You will get your abdominals toned with 3 sets of curl: high curl with the ball behind your waist, low curl with both your feet on the floor and end with more high curl.

• Strengthens and flattens your deepest abdominal muscles.
• Works your upper back muscles, improving posture.
• Changes your abs quickly.
• Tones your glutes.

Now for the fun part: back-dancing in a parallel position!

• 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.

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4 Responses to “Catherine Eggleston #02”
  1. Catherine

    Wow! This class goes by quickly, I only looked at my watch twice! My arms were burning within the first few seconds. A lot of new exercises 🙂 Not a big calorie burner like Angie class but still good!

  2. Kathleen

    Great class. I have been doing Bar Method for a few years but every now and then like to go back to a beginners to really work on my form. Catherine’s set ups, cues, corrections, visualizations, and inspiration are fantastic. I also like it when the name of the exercise is said first so I can mentally get there first – i.e.. low-curl, high curl, etc.

  3. Sarah

    The facial expressions in this class are so fun! Love that I’m not the only one who makes funny faces during curl work. 😛

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