Maggie Connard #01

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Experience 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.

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)

Firm, oversized throw pillows

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

Class Details/Benefits:

Use your light weights to tone your shoulders with “shoulder walks”:

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

Stay in the same stance for biceps curls:

• Shapes your biceps.
• Works the stabilizer muscles in your upper back.
• Improves posture.

Try many other Beginner videos:

If you are new to Bar Method, this is the place to start, as these Bar Method Online Beginner videos classes will start you on the path to success. In these custom designed beginner barre workouts, we start you slowly where you can eventually move on to moderate mixed level classes and even advanced videos. You’ll be amazed at how much stronger you feel!

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 more pushups and plank:
• You will rev up your hear rate and challenge your stamina with a 15 count hold, a 45 count plank and 15 full range pushups.

• 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 stretch at the bar.

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 legs in parallel:

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

It is time for 3 sets of thigh work:
• Maggie will guide you through 3 sets of thigh work starting with your feet in a narrow V stance, then bring your legs together and finish in parallel.

• Slims your inner thighs.
• Narrows your quads.
• Burns lots of calories.

Move right into fold-over seat work with your feet parallel using a straight leg:
• Maggie will help you raise your heart rate and lift your seat in this effective exercise for your seat.

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

Do 1 more sets of thigh in parallel to spike your heart rate:

• Narrows your quads.
• Slims your thighs
• Tones your glutes.
• Burns lots of calories.

Get ready for standing seat and 15 more full range pushups.
• Challenge your body to stay vertical and grip your seat for standing seat in a narrow V 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.

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”.
• You will maximize your abdominals with 3 sets of curl: low curl with your legs in a table top, high curl and finish in kickstand curl.

• 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.

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