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Posture Modifications

I have a medical condition, so I'm nervous to try barre3. Is this workout safe?

We do have clients (and owners) with a variety of medical conditions who have had a lot of success with barre3. The key is connecting with your physician and listening to your body to modify when needed. We rec...

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My back is killing me, but I don't want to quit B3. What do you recommend?

Back-pain modifications can be unique to each person. Check out our article on general modifications for back pain. Here are some additional tips you can try: Pick postures that keep the spine upright. F...

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Are there any workouts you recommend to help loosen the tightness in my back?

Here are some tips to open the low back: Move the spine. The spine is meant to move, so taking gentle twists, side-body leans, and rounding your upper back will help open up the tight muscles. Move slowly...

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What modifications do you recommend for someone with piriformis issues?

Piriformis is one of the deep hip rotators in the back of the pelvis, and the sciatic nerve runs underneath it. Here are some modifications you might want to embrace while you work through piriformis pain. ...

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I need to avoid back extensions. What do you recommend?

During seat work we recommend avoiding Prone. Instead, we would encourage you to substitute All Fours or Standing Seat Work.

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The SI joint is a recurring injury that I've had to deal with for a long time. What would you recommend?

We would recommend modifying the workouts to support the SI Joint. When the body is more balanced, tight and overactive muscles can relax because other muscles are doing their jobs. Here are some tips for ...

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Can B3 benefit scoliosis? Are the instructors knowledgeable about scoliosis?

Honestly, it depends on the severity and direction of the scoliosis. However, our modifications for the lower back and upper shoulder are great for scoliosis, and our focus on alignment and core strength can he...

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Does barre3 work out the back enough, or should I supplement with other workouts?

We do a lot of back-body work in barre3. Much of this specifically strengthens the low back, for example: All Fours with spinal flexion and extension (i.e.: draw the knee and elbow in as you round the b...

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My knees are really hurting when I do B3 workouts. How can I fix this?

We have some great go-to modifications in our article on knee pain. However, here are some additional tips for knee pain: Stay above the pain. When you bend your knees, make sure to work in a range of mo...

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Carousel horse really bothers my knees. Do you have any tips?

Here are some tips that may help you with Carousel Horse: To set up, check that your front knee is over your front ankle and your back knee is underneath your back hip point. When you move, try to...

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