Xtending the variety

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Tahyna Tozzi

Tahyna TozziThe 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.

Tahyna Tozzi

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