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Jul 14, 2014 8:02 AM by Elizabeth Hill and Steven Albritton

The Right Fit: Xtend Barre Lafayette

Xtend Barre uses a traditional ballet barre to incorporate strength training exercises, flexibility and cardio for a workout that will challenge even the most seasoned fitness enthusiasts.

"First thing to expect is it's going to be hard," says Xtend Barre Lafayette owner and instructor Natalie DeJean.

It focuses on simple, controlled movements designed to isolate muscle groups and make you really feel the burn with a lot of repetitions.

DeJean says it "combines the safety of Pilates with the sculpting exercises of ballet and we get that lean, tone dancer like body."

You won't see a lot of heavy weights with Xtend Barre, but DeJean says you will see quick toning results especially in the arms.

This class offers a total body workout in just an hour and can be tailored to all fitness levels and abilities. While you will see that women make up the majority of a typical class, have no fear guys, you're welcome too.

If you're looking to add something new to your traditional cardio or strength training regimen or if you're just getting started on the path to fitness, then Xtend Barre is a great option.

For more information on Xtend Barre Lafayette, including class schedules, pricing and more, click here.

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