photo credit:Lucie Wicker Barre & Soul and Andrea Isabelle Lucas training Barre & Soul
After hearing about this workout,I was tempted but still a little hesitant. I have so many items on the fitness list, one being to take my first adult swim class and fit in real fitness regime each week.
Finally I found a location not too far and the cool part is they offer childcare on Saturday. On Friday as I was trying to locate the studio I noticed the owner was closing up. He was nice enough to go inside and bring me back a card explained the online process for registering for class. It was really easy to sign up online, set an account and then add your classes. For a first timer you can purchase individual classes at $20 per class, or a package of 3 classes for $40. On Saturday, there are 3 classes offer 8, 9:15 and 10:30 which gives a lot of options for a busy mommy schedule on Saturday.
On my fitness wishlist I want to do more than cardio and weight training. I love to mix up my fitness regime which is probably why I really enjoyed the full body workout from pole fitness. Pilates is also another favorite and Barre looks like a mix of yoga and Pilates.
As a first-timer, I purchased the package of 3 classes for $40. Also purchased child-care for $5 for my 8yo. The studio has a designated space for kids and one of the staff members is in charge while you take your class. I survived my first class and it was a great hour long workout. It requires very little in terms of equipment. We were insructed to grab free weights ( I recommend for the first class, start light 1-2lbs), towel, small ball and a mat. You do use the ballet bar for some of the exercisess. It is definitely the meshing of ballet with a yoga and Pilates. Most of the exercises are core intensive but excellent for posture, toning and building muscle in all the right places. The exercises target all the key areas core, arms, legs but best of all THE CORE!!!!!!! A strong core helps to stabilize the body and this is important as you move from one exercise to the next. I am definitely going to return for my two classes. Shout out to the instructor Courtney, she was excellent in guiding the class through the exercises and assisting with FORM!!!
If you are looking for a new workout to try I highly recommend BARRE, here’s the link to the studio. Next on my list is swimming and