Pre-registration is required. This course is held on Wednesdays from September 13 to November 15, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, at SUNY Adirondack’s Queensbury Campus.

What is Balancé Barre? A trendy, new and effective group fitness class like no other! Barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The ballet barre, or chairs, are used as props to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training.

Isometric training is holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. You will feel the burn! The major benefits of barre are improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased flexibility and reduced stress. You will notice improved balance and stability as well. Everyone will leave class feeling challenged and invigorated!

You'll start with a warm-up and sequence of upper-body exercises, which include free weights, push-ups, planks and other moves to target the biceps, triceps, chest and back muscles. Next, you'll use the ballet barre (or chair) and your own bodyweight for resistance to focus on the legs, thighs and seat muscles. Your core will be engaged the entire class and then targeted at the end with a series of mat-based abdominal exercises. For the cool down, you'll go through a series of stretches to increase flexibility and allow your muscles to recover.

Plié, relevé and tendu your way to better health! Look and feel your best with Balancé Barre!

To register, please contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone at 518.743.2238 or email at Check out our other fall 2017 courses online here:


  • Occurred Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


SUNY Adirondack Office of Continuing Education

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