Knowing the origins of Barre and Pilates is very important if you're going to teach it! Understanding why and how these fitness styles were created keeps us connected to the root purpose of the exercises and can help us accommodate each individual client in our classes.
Lotte Berk and the birth of barre
What about Joseph Pilates?
Now that you know why and how Barre and Pilates were created, don't be afraid to incorporate this knowledge into your classes! The more clients know about what they are doing, the safer they will feel doing it, especially when it comes to the less active parts of these fitness styles like Pilates' emphasis on breathwork. Remember, knowledge is power!