Technique Workshops

Technique Workshops introduce Wet Barre™ exercises and are grouped by a specific focus or  category such as: "Rotational Movement," or "Mat Pilates." The exercises are useful in numerous aquatic formats besides barre. However, these workshops are not necessarily intended to be taught as stand alone formats (i.e.- you wouldn't teach an hour of just "Planks").




NEW! Wet Barre: At the Barre 

Most of Wet Barre™ doesn't require a barre of sorts (noodle, wall or other), but if you love doing barre work "at the barre" then this is for you! Start with a bit of cardio, focus in on glutes and hips, channel a little bit of ballet leg work, hit the core and arms and finish with an elongating stretch most of which uses a noodle or the wall as a "barre".

(Shallow: Light Cardio/Strength, 1 noodle -thick or Hydrofit) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC's


NEW! 
Wet Barre: Suspend 

Focuses on exercises that are done floating using buoyant equipment or suspended without equipment. A noodle or no equipment is used for most exercise. Plenty of core strengthening, hips, glutes and legs work are explored while digging deep into core stabilization with these open chain exercises. Perfect for expanding your strength repertoire, deep or deep/shallow combo classes, or when you've run out of space in the shallow end! Intermediate.

(Shallow: Strength, 1-2 noodles & belts) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •2 CEC’s
 


NEW! Wet Barre: OM (Organic Movement)

Inspired by the 3 dimensional movements of Gyrotonic, yoga, Myofascial stretch and more, this workshop helps undo faulty movement patterns and muscle maladaptation of being sedentary. It incorporates rotation and fluidity that create a feeling of length and openness. Ideal for warm up, cool down, mind-body formats, seniors, warm water classes and recovery workouts.

(Shallow: Strength/Stretch, Nekdoodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC's


NEW! Wet Barre: Top Shelf 

Designed for seniors! This workshop starts with a long dynamic warm up, focuses on strengthening the posterior chain for better posture and balance, challenges the core, improves strength and proprioception and ends with a long stretch.

(Shallow: Light Cardio/Strength, 1 noodle, Nekdoodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC's


Wet Barre: Acro-Yoga                                                                                                                                                    Like Acro-Yoga on land, this water workshop is challenging and fun! However, it doesn’t require two people- just two noodles! Great core training as well as flexibility and strength work that might have your smile muscles hurting as much as your abs! Intermediate to advanced. 

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: Booty                                                                                                           

This workshop focuses on… you guessed it, the muscles of the Glutes, low back, thighs and core stabilizers. Help your students develop a stronger posterior chain which can help with back, hip and leg pain using exercises that are floating, standing, sitting and more! 

Intermediate but adaptable.

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: Bottoms Up  

Utilizing 2 noodles, that present a huge balance challenge this intermediate to advanced workshop adapts exercises from the Plank and Quadruped positions. Your torso is put to the ultimate test of trunk stabilization. If your core can do the work, your upper and lower body will have a chance to get in on the strengthening as well.

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: Burn 

This technique workshop is inspired by mat work from barre class (on land). You’ll hit the hips, Glutes and legs with the added benefit of core stabilization by transitioning these barre, ballet and body weight exercises to the water. Your core, hips and glutes will really feel the burn. And you'll see moves you've definitely never seen in the water before! Intermediate.

(Shallow: Strength, 1-2 noodles) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •2 CEC’s
 



Wet Barre: Cirque                                                                                                      

Come ready to fly, float, twist and contort but be ready to dig deep into your core! These moves are advanced and definitely not for beginners! They are wildly fun and require balance, core strength and a sense of adventure! Like all Wet Barre workshops this is heavily influenced by the mat work of Pilates and Yoga, blended with calisthenics and a big dose of creativity! Advanced.

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: Control 

This technique workshop comes straight from the pages of Classical Mat Pilates and include many moves never before adapted to water. These unique interpretations make it unlike other water Pilates. The breath work and core activation are the foundation, and the challenge is increased by the buoyancy and resistance of the water. Get ready to focus and have fun!  Intermediate but accessible for most levels

(Shallow or deep: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s

 


Wet Barre: Extend 

Is all Is all about the lower body! A technique workshop based on leg work from ballet and barre class, it also draws from corrective exercise by utilizing the resistance of the water and range of motion to strengthen under used muscles and to lengthen tight ones. These cardio, standing and floating exercises working hips, Glutes and legs are challenging but accessible for most. All Levels

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: Hot Toddy 

This workshop is designed using a “barre” such as a perimeter pool railing or water level gutter that can easily be grasped. It works in all three planes and delivers a great full body workout that strengthens and elongates muscles and ends with an extra good stretch thanks to the barre. Perfect for warm pools but not a necessity. Some exercises can be adapted for use without a barre. All Levels

(Shallow: Strength, perimeter barre) 1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s 



Wet Barre: Plank-A-Poolooza 

These planks are graceful, unusual, challenging and a huge hit! A favorite for strong hips, Glutes and core! These are best suited for intermediate students who possess more strength, control and body awareness. Perfect for very shallow pools!

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: PRX 

Inspired by the TRX® suspension trainer (on land) and sprinkled with some acrobatic fun only possible in the pool, you’ll amp up your core strength and stabilization several notches in this intermediate to advanced workshop. Plus, it's your chance to experience a Wet Barre™ Burpee!

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s 



Wet Barre: Pilates (4hrs) 

This skillful adaptation of Mat Pilates to the resistance and buoyancy of water is a must-attend for aquatic instructors! Learn to use your powerhouse in this supportive, gravity-reduced environment to improve core strength, proprioception, and stabilization. Focus is on alignment, intentional movement, and breath. Walk away with over 30 moves your students will really feel (and love)! Modifications and progressions are available for many of the exercises, giving you even more options to use with everyone from active seniors to collegiate athletes. Intermediate

(Shallow: Strength, 2 noodles) •2hr pool/2hr lecture  •4 CEC’s 



Wet Barre: Straight Up 

While the elements- water + noodle may be the familiar, the techniques are fresh. Adapt Mat Pilates and more to water using the noodle in ways other than the standard variations in your hands or behind your back! Thinking outside the box will breathe new life into this common piece of equipment and your classes! Intermediate

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: With a Twist  

Incorporate the concepts of rotation, twisting, opposing movement or pivoting to create whole body training. This workshop includes cardio and leg work as well as lots of core training utilizing a noodle or nothing but your body, the resistance of the water or directional change. Intermediate.

(Shallow: Strength, 1 noodle) •1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s





Class Workshops:

Class Workshops demonstrate various format options using the Wet Barre™ repertoire such as "HIIT," "Ballet- Cardio/Sculpt," "Seniors" etc. They include a warm-up, workout, and stretch.



Wet Barre: A-B-C (Aqua Barre Class) 

This is an Aqua Barre Class - but far from a barre class on land that has merely been put in the water. Influenced by ballet, Pilates and yoga but adapted to be unique, challenging and effective in water, experience original moves as you work in all planes and a variety of positions for a full body cardio and strength workout.

Intermediate but accessible for most levels
(Shallow: Cardio/Strength) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •2 CEC’s


Wet Barre: Grace 
Barre class with an extra dose of ballet! This cardio/strength class draws on the strength and precision of ballet and and Pilates for a graceful but challenging interval workout. The lower body will get lots of love in this class! No dance experience required! Intermediate
(Shallow: Cardio/Strength) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •2 CEC’s


Wet Barre: Hot Toddy  

This workshop is designed using a “barre” such as a perimeter pool railing or water level gutter that can easily be grasped. It works in all three planes and delivers a great full body workout that strengthens and elongates muscles and ends with an extra good stretch thanks to the barre. Perfect for warm pools but not a necessity. Some exercises can be adapted for use without a barre. All Levels

(Shallow: Strength)  1hr pool/1hr lecture  •2 CEC’s



Wet Barre: Power 

Is an interval class, alternating plyometric cardio with high repetition strength work without equipment. Some moves will be brand new while others are a new twist on the familiar! Come ready to work just as hard at cardio as you do on muscle endurance. You'll leave with your heart pumping and your muscles fatigued.   Intermediate to advanced

(Shallow: Cardio/Strength) •
1hr pool/1hr lecture
  •2 CEC's