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Xtend Barre exercise phenomenon reaches Wellington
Global exercise brand Xtend Barre has arrived in New Zealand with its first free standing studio opening in Wellington this week (27th March 2014).
The Xtend Barre Workout, a fusion of Pilates and dance designed to impart co-ordination, rhythm and cardiovascular fitness, was been one of the fitness success stories of 2013.
Developed in the USA, the 55-minute Xtend Barre workout, featuring floor work, bar work, ballet manoeuvres and weights, was launched in Australia in November 2011.
The Xtend Barre Wellington franchise is held by ex Australian Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer and Pilates instructor Cat Eddy.
South African born Eddy began her dancing career at the age of six and completed her dance training at The Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. After six years with The Australian Ballet company an invitation to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet brought her to New Zealand where she studied to become a Pilates instructor and in 2011 set up the The Mat Class studio.
Eddy completed her Xtend Barre instructor training in May 2013, finding that her expertise in dance and Pilates complimented the Xtend Barre system perfectly, and took the opportunity to open the first New Zealand Xtend Barre franchise in Central Wellington.
Eddy's involvement with Xtend Barre has also seen her take on the role of Xtend Barre Instructor trainer for New Zealand.
Designed for all levels of fitness, each class focusses on using the body’s own weight to strengthen, sculpt and chisel all muscle groups resulting in defined abdominals, toned arms and improved posture.
Eddy explains “you do not need to be an expert ballerina or a Pilates enthusiast to enjoy Xtend Barre.
"There is nothing else of this quality available in New Zealand Z and I am so excited to bring this international brand to Wellington. Not only do our Xtend Barre clients look great, they feel great from the inside out and have seen positive changes in all aspects of their lives."
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