Tuesday

BEYONDBARRE’S COLLEEN KETCHUM RELEASES TWO NEW DVDS


 BeyondBarre founder Colleen Ketchum has released two new DVDs: BeyondBarre: Grace (60 minutes plus a bonus segment, $14.99) a ballet focused, graceful workout with ballet-inspired movement and stretching, and BeyondBarre: Fit (53 minutes plus a bonus segment, $14.99) a strength, fitness-based class that uses props such as a small ball, resistance bands and weights throughout the workout. Both DVDs include a bonus GlideBoard segment. (www.beyondbarre.com)
The BeyondBarre exercise program is unlike any other. Created for all fitness levels, it focuses on proper form and body alignment to avoid strain and injury. Each body-sculpting, fat-burning, endurance-building workout incorporates barre exercises designed to increase flexibility and develop strong, lean muscles. Weights and other accessories are used to shape the arms and legs, strengthen the body-core, and narrow the all-important waistline.

For those who want an extra cardio workout, the BeyondBarre program offers the optional GlideBoard. The GlideBoard has a slippery plastic surface that allows the user to slide back and forth from one end of the board to the other using movements much like those of an ice skater. No need for skates, though, because the sliding is done on soft ballet slippers. Plus, it’s amazingly fun to use.

BeyondBarre also has an extensive in studio teacher-training program for those interested in becoming a certified instructor. In addition, BeyondBarre has a very popular home-study program that comes with 200-page manual featuring detailed photos of each exercises, plus an accompanying video that demonstrates every exercise and the applicable modifications and variations. The home-study program also includes 14 day-access to the BeyondBarre Connections website. Connections offers on-line support along with extensive teaching tips, video choreography, marketing materials, and more. BeyondBarre has more than 1000 trained instructors in studios nationwide.

About Colleen Ketchum:
Colleen Ketchum grew up as a competitive gymnast. She took up ballet when her coach suggested it would help her gymnastic skills. It was in those ballet classes that she learned the amazing fitness benefits to be gained at a ballet barre. Colleen graduated college with a degree in biology and worked as a research scientist. After marrying and having three children, she was drawn back to her fitness roots. She became a Pilates instructor and opened her own studio, Pilates in Motion. That led to the creation of BeyondBarre, a program that blended the best elements of barre and Pilates. In addition to her fitness career, Colleen is a successful stuntwoman appearing in several movies and such television shows as Law & Order and Orange is the New Black. www.beyondbarre.com @beyondbarre

16 comments:

  1. Good to use proper form indeed as it does help avoid pesky injuries.

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  2. With the snow, I haven't been getting out to the gym as often as I should be. I would love to try these videos.

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  3. I do some yoga with my kiddos. I also run around with my kids. My daughter would probably like trying this video with me.

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  4. These look great, I love yoga! I would love to try these!

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  5. I've always wanted to take a barre fitness class. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. I have not been walking lately. I will check out these new releases.

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  7. I love adding new workouts into my regular workout routines. I'll have to check these out in a few months when I'm working towards my pre-baby body again!

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  8. I have never heard of her, but it looks like a fun workout dvd. I am always looking for way to mix it up!

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  9. I really like that this exercise program has different fitness levels. This makes it easier for more people to participate in it.

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  10. I'd love to look like her. I went from skinny high school girl to obese 40 year old. Blah!

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  11. I like the ballet idea. Can you use a slideboard on carpet?

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  12. if only i have her fit body. :)

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  13. This looks like a DVD that would put anyone into shape.

    I love your blogs new look!

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  14. Proper form is so important! That's great to know they show you the correct way to do the moves!

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  15. I think this could be a fun workout.

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  16. She looks like a young version of the mom on Family Ties. So pretty!

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