You guys remember my post on how to stay healthy through the holidays?? I mentioned I always try a new class or set a new goal for myself so I don’t get lazy during the holidays. Yesterday I tried a new to me class called Barre at a studio called Pure Barre. *This is not a sponsored post*
Holy Smokes! You know when you’re in the middle of a workout and you’re already dreading the DOMS(delayed onset muscle soreness) it’s a good(or insane) workout. I’ve seen a few other bloggers trying out this Barre method of working out and I’ve been dying to try it.
The other night I was at dinner with the hubs and saw a Pure Barre studio across the street. I was so excited and have been wanting to try it forever. I finally got the guts to try it, but not without my mom. Yup, she was awesome and came to be tortured with me.
First off, what in the world is Barre? I had no idea but this video does a great job of explaining. Basically, it’s a workout that targets all the muscles you had no idea you had. You guys know how avid I am about working out, and my poor legs were shaking a good 8.0 earthquake! It hurt so good, and I loved pushing myself. We used a few different things including rubber bands, a ball, and weights. If you’re looking for a good cross training workout, I would definitely recommend barre.
The instructor, Trish was amazing, I mean look at her arms! She was great at showing my mom and I the proper technique and welcoming us. Really, everyone in the class was super welcoming and friendly. Everyone is so focused on their own performance there’s no need to feel insecure if you’re a first timer. And, no you don’t have to be a dancer or have any ballet experience to enjoy this workout, ha I’m far from a dancer haha
One of things I’m really looking forward to is not getting bored. There’s so much for me to improve on and muscles I need to build that I know it will cross over into my running. The owner of this particular studio is a runner too and shaved 1 minute off her running time! If you can’t tell, I’m a little excited that I found something new and it doesn’t require me buying a gym membership =)
what workout are you loving right now?
do you get nervous when you’re new to a class?