Shift Center

When working on the Leg Isolations Series of the Mid-Level Barre Progression, the client will often shift most of their weight to the standing leg. But for the exercise to be most effective, the weight need to be centered, like they were standing on both legs.   To help center the weight, position yourself alongside the standing leg and place a hand on the client’s hip. Then, use the cue “work as if both legs are on the ground,” and guide the hip so it shifts into your hand. Once they do that, the weight becomes evenly distributed and the elevated leg automatically works harder to add more support.]]>