Perth Fitness Trend: Xtend Barre for a Hot Toned Bod!

As the summer warmth starts to fade, head indoors to try out the hot new fitness workout that is about to explode in Perth. Xtend Barre – total body sculpting with a fusion of dance, Pilates and ballet.

A three day course in Melbourne last March with the amazing Rockell Williamson-Rudder was my introduction to the Xtend Barre ‘burn’. “This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen and stretch the body from top to bottom from the inside out. It gives the poise and grace of a dancer, with the strength and safety of Pilates, and creates stunning physiques.’’ Rockell Williamson-Rudder, Xtend Barre’s International Director.

People of all ages are coming back for up to 3 to 4 classes a week. Those of you who are looking for a great cardio workout, a stronger core, increased flexibility and overall lengthening and firming of your muscles will love Xtend Barre. One of the best things about Xtend Barre is that we are able to modify every move so that everyone can get the best benefits for their body. It is great for pregnant ladies too, as most of the class is standing.

Xtend Barre is a 55 min class using weights, balls and resistive tubing. After a little warm up to get the heart pumping, we add light hand weights to work the upper body. Did you always want to try ballet when you were younger? Or did you love your time at the barre and long to return? If yes, you will love the main part of the class which is at the barre. The leg work at the barre are all ballet focused moves (the best thing here is that you don’t have to have a ballet background for this). Finally we focus on the core and then follow with a warm down and stretch.

All Xtend Barre teachers must have a Pilates accreditation so you can be confident you are in safe hands. We will always be observing to ensure your posture is correct and that you are getting the most benefit out of every move.

For the people out there who head to Jacobs Ladder (one of my personal favourite places) to give your legs and butt and great workout, you will love what Xtend Barre does. If Pilates sculpts the body, Xtend Barre chisels it.

♥ Renee

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See you at the Barre!

Article by Renee Kendall from RENZ Pilates. Renee is an Xtend Barre instructor, Pilates blogger at KORA Organics and general all-round fitness babe.

Be well,



  1. Hannah says:

    This would be awesome to try! I’m doing 2 ballet classes/week but it would be fun try something that incorporates pilates too. All that core work! x

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    I didn’t see this comment til now Hannah, yes it’s quite incredible. You should definitely check it out 🙂 XO

  3. Ali says:

    Where in Perth are these classes held please ??

  4. Emily says:

    Love Pilates and this looks like fun!! Would be pretty full on I imagine though! Not sure my fitness is up to it 😛

  5. K says:

    Hey Ali, I do sessions with Cat at Sense of Space in Subi.

    She is absolutely gorgeous, and you will love the classes!

    Also, I think Renz does it as well, judging from the above post!

  6. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi guys!

    Renee Kendall (featured above) runs classes at various places, as well as Sense of Space as K mentioned.

    You can find all the Perth classes by searching here:

    Good luck everyone, can’t wait to get in shape with this great new exercise! 🙂 X