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Kahn’s New Pilates/Yoga Fusion Class Features Body Bar FLEX

Debuts at DCAC Fitness Convention with More Body Bar Classes

BOULDER, CO – April 4, 2011 – Body Bar® Inc. a premier fitness company specializing in products and educational tools for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, today announced that award-winning fitness star, writer, and entrepreneur June Kahn has developed a new class called Buddha Bar FLEX. Ms. Kahn will debut the class at the DCAC Fitness Convention in Houston, Texas, April 7-9.

April 9: June Kahn, 2009/2010 IDEA WORLD Fitness Instructor of the Year, has developed an exciting new program, incorporating Pilates, Yoga, and Dance with the Body Bar FLEX®.

Buddha Bar FLEX is an elegant blend of Pilates, Yoga, and dance, using the unique bendable properties of the Body Bar FLEX. The Body Bar FLEX is used as a tool to assist and enhance more core engagement, and challenges balance to enhance proprioception to balance your body with power and grace.

Incorporating the Body Bar FLEX with traditional Pilates standing, kneeling, prone, seated, and supine progressions allows one to enhance core strength and improve rotational properties while adding a distinctive graceful flow to the series. For Yoga, we incorporate the Body Bar FLEX in the traditional undulating Sun Salutation series, adding an upper body strength component as well as adding balance and strength challenges to the traditional Yoga poses. We also use the Body Bar FLEX as an assistance tool for flexibility and utilize the Dynamic Inertia (shaking) properties of the bar with the Classical Pilates Hundred series.

In addition, the following Body Bar classes will be offered:

April 8: Body Bar Balance Infused Strength with Keli Roberts – Keli uses Gliding Discs, the Body Bar, and the Bender Ball to create a training environment that allows for the perfect blend of balance infused strength.

April 9: Body Bar Cut To The Core with Keli Roberts – Keli introduces an all new functional training program designed to improve core muscular strength/endurance, stability, mobility, and definition.

April 9: Body Bar Functional Fusion with Leslee Bender – Leslee presents a unique blend of tri-plane movement sequences with the Body Bar FLEX for a completely new approach in functional training.
WHERE: DCAC Fitness Convention in Houston, TX
WHEN: April 7-9, 2011


About June Kahn
Ms. Kahn is a 30-plus-year fitness industry veteran. She is founder and president of June Kahn’s Bodyworks LLC, life Power Pilates coordinator for Lifetime Fitness, and director of education for Beamfitâ„¢. She has consulted with many companies, including Reebok®, SCW Fitness Education, Peak Pilates, Nautilus®/Bowflex®, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), The Physical Mind Institute, and Wellbridge Athletic Clubs. She has presented at many national and international events, including the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, SCW’s Mania Fitness conventions, ECA World Fitness, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Fitness Fest and DCAC Fitness conventions. Kahn is a contributing editor/author for Pilates Style, Shape, Weight Watchers®, Living Fit, Fit Pregnancy, Fitness, Health, and AsiaFit magazines. She was selected “One of the Nation’s top 20 Personal Trainers” by Self magazine.

About the Body Bar FLEX®
The award-winning Body Bar FLEX is a flexible composite rod with easy-grip durable rubber casing and end caps. Weighing approximately one pound, the 4-foot Body Bar FLEX can be used for balance and stretching when straight, but offers resistance ranging from 0 to 20 pounds when bent into an arc. It’s ergonomically tailored flexibility allows full joint range of motion and works the entire body in simple or compound movements to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. (
Body Bar FLEX programs are accessible for all ages and fitness levels including:
– De-conditioned and Novice Exercisers
– Older Adults
– Those Recovering from Injuries
– Those Wishing to Improve Balance & Flexibility
– Martial Artists
– Ballet Strength Classes
– Walkers
– Those with Joint or Grip Problems
– Those wanting to improve in specific sports, including basketball, baseball, and golf

About Body Bar® Inc.
Founded in 1987, Body Bar® Inc. provides the infinite workouts and solid educational tools that fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities still choose after 23 years – because they work. The company has created a strong presence through the original weighted fitness bar, The Body Bar®, and the extensive “Master Your Body” DVD series of workout programs. Body Bar®, Inc. provides quality products and innovative educational tools with a commitment to changing lives worldwide through functional fitness. We consider passion, integrity and fun to be essential elements of our content and community.

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