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The Biggest Difference Between Barre and Pilates, and Why You Probably Love Them Both

Posted On: Jun 2, 2020   |   Posted By: PopSugar

The Biggest Difference Between Barre and Pilates, and Why You Probably Love Them Both

My home workout routine is mainly focused on loosening my tight joints while stretching and strengthening my body in a way that promotes good posture to prevent WFH pains - which is why Pilates and barre YouTube workouts are my new go-tos.
But the more I press play on the two fitness methods, the more I ask myself: what are the actual differences between Pilates and barre, anyway?
Of course, my pre-recorded training videos aren't in the business of responding to questions in real time. So, I reached out to Andrea Fornarola, a certified barre instructor and the founder and director of Elements Fitness Studio , and Ellen Barrett, an ACE-certified personal trainer and certified Pilates instructor, for some clarity.
"The biggest similarity is the common goals of core connection and strength and proper alignment and posture, Barrett said. "I also think both methods put equal emphasis on flexibility and strength, which so many workouts do not."
Fornarola chimed in with a similar point of view, noting that barre...

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