The Xtend Barre® Workout is the premier ballet barre workout … Dance and Pilates Amplified. Andrea Rogers is the creator and owner of the Xtend Barre® Workout and has been a professional dancer and choreographer since the age of 18. In the early 2000s, Andrea was certified to become a classical Pilates instructor. She believed in the Pilates principles (stabilization, concentration, control, flow, breath and precision) and observed the long-term results in her Pilates clients.
In an effort to provide cross training and seek better results for her clients, she began to incorporate dance elements and music into her Pilates sessions in order to offer challenges in coordination, rhythm, and cardiovascular fitness. By raising her Pilates clients to a vertical position, and diversifying their range of motion, Andrea found greater results by offering Xtend Barre® than by maintaining a routine of Pilates alone. Most importantly, her clients were gaining energy, enjoying elements of dance, and having fun!
The Xtend Barre® philosophy is simple. A multi-level class is taught and geared to challenge bodies of any age, gender, or fitness background. Exercises can be modified for beginners, prenatal clients or clients with injuries, but can also be amplified for advanced clients that are looking for an extreme challenge.
The Xtend Barre® system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside out. The end result is a long and lean physique … without added bulk. Developed from a dance / Pilates background, the Xtend Barre® workout combines the amazing results of dance with the principles of strength and safety in Pilates.
Clients range from new enthusiasts to seasoned fitness pros and include men, women, teens, Pilates practitioners, professional athletes, celebrities, and dancers. The Xtend Barre® method is best summarized by a long-time client: “If Pilates sculpts your body, Xtend Barre® chisels it.”