If your end target is to become fitter, stronger or lose some weight and doing barre fitness everyday is the habit you need to create to reach that goal, once you’ve got your habit on lockdown, it will seem far more realistic.
Firstly, let’s define a habit.
A habit is something which regularly occurs due to a cue, without having to actively think about it.
It’s not a nagging task which feels like chore, it is something which you find yourself doing without planning it, dreading it, thinking about, working around it and most importantly, without forgetting about it.
There are a number of steps you need to take to form a habit. In this article we’re going to explain how to make barre a daily habit, but these methods can be applied to any habit your aiming to achieve.
A habit needs to include the following:
There’s a link between cue and action, in other words, being in a certain situation causes you to do a certain action.
So you want to do barre daily but you firstly need to look at your larger goal and know what is is you’re trying to achieve overall. Once you’ve got your end goal set, you then need to look at the steps you need to take to get there.
You need to reward yourself when you’ve achieved your action in a way that reinforces it as a habit as opposed to motivate you to do it.
"For me it's finding something that helps me hit my goals. It isn't just about aesthetics - the feeling of being able to lift something heavy, or get through a disgustingly tough workout is so addictive and keeps you wanting to see how much you can push yourself. I go early morning because I know I feel better and more refreshed waking up early, rather than working out later in the evening where generally I then struggle to sleep because I'm still so wired from the adrenaline. I book the same classes every week and I refuse to reschedule them unless it is completely necessary. You need to constantly evaluate your intentions and goals with exercise. For some people it's weight loss, for others it will be how exercise makes them feel. Maybe it's perfecting an exercise/technique, or recovering from an injury. But by knowing what your aims are will help you to stay committed.”
“One of our clients who is also a mum was telling me how she just makes Barrecore a part of her school drop off routine. So she packs the school bags, drops the kids and comes to class. It’s all done in one trip and that way she is has completed her workout by 10am before she can make an excuse. I feel like lots of our other mum clients would relate to that - me too for that matter!”
Creating your own personalised playlists on Barrecore is easy - to start, simply find a video you like, then click the button that looks like this:
You can name your playlist, add as many videos as you'd like to it, and remove/reorder the videos in your playlist to suit your training needs.
To remove a video from a playlist, simply click the 'x' on the video in the playlist view that you no longer want to watch, and confirm to remove.
To re-order it, just click the left '<' and right '>' arrows of the video in the playlist, to swap it with the video next to it.
You'll find your favourite playlists saved for you once you have signed in.