Who better to work out to than Goddess Beyonce? I love working out to her songs., so here are my favourite Beyonce songs, with the Aleenta Barre exercises to go with them (go for the whole song if you can!):
Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ - Pulses in Second
Technique Tip: Zip up the front of your abdomen as if wearing tight jeans and drop your tailbone down towards the floor. It should feel like your back is sliding up and down an invisible wall (shoulders over hips).
Beyonce’s ‘Countdown’ - Arabesque Lifts
Technique Tip: Keep your hips facing the bench/barre. Zip up the abdomen in the front like you are wearing tight jeans and drop the tailbone down toward the floor. ONLY the back leg moves, everything else stays still.
Beyonce’s ‘Diva’ - High Plank/Half Plank
Technique Tip: Keep your shoulders away from your ears throughout. Maintain the line from your heels to your head by drawing your bellybutton to your spine and lowering your pelvis down closer to the floor/mat.
Beyonce’s ‘Love On Top’- Sit Ups
Technique Tip: Keep your elbows out to the sides throughout, keep breathing!
Beyonce’s ‘Halo’ - Downward Dog
Technique Tip: Make sure the insides of your elbows are facing each other and not the ceiling. To achieve this you may need to bend them slightly.
WRITTEN BY BICKY LEE, ALEENTA BARRE TENDER