The Office Athlete had a chat with the gorgeous Tahyna Tozzi on her workout regime and how she stays injury free.
So what exactly is Xtendbarre?
Xtendbarre is a workout combining elements of Pilates, ballet and other dance methods. It is an overall workout that works the body proportionally so clients can achieve that long lean effect dancers have
How did you stumble across it?
A friend of mine who is a dancer introduced me to it after I explained to her I was getting bored with my usual gym workout and I had hit a plateau.
Do you see a common trend of any strains, niggles or complaints?
Xtendbarre goers tend to address or even avoid during their sessions. When done incorrectly clients can over work their joints in knees and hips. When done correctly Xtendbarre actually strengthens muscles to help combat certain injury strains. There is a strong core element as well which helps clients with posture and over all strength.
What’s your typical workout regime like?
I usually work out 5-6 days a week alternating between a 50 minute run and half hour light weights with Xtendbarre. If I am building towards a specific goal I may do two Xtend classes back-to-back and then finish with night time Yoga. I try to stretch now every chance I get.
Is the main focus of Xtendbarre for weightloss or strength and toning?
The main focus is toning but there is a strong cardio element and Pilates core work at the centre. Giving you a complete body work out. Weightloss comes natural but you will first notice your actual body shape lengthen and change.
What do you see in the future for Xtend Barre?
It is already worldwide, but I have no doubt it will only get bigger as it’s popularity grows! I hope to one day run my own studio combining Xtendbarre and Yoga.
Tahyna received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Tahyna has been trained in a large number of dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Tahyna helps to create personlized programs and tailors her consults to suit your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. See more