Going to the Barre

As we move into summer, I have become more motivated to workout.  Eeek...bathing suit season! I am so tired of the gym atmosphere though.  Treadmills and elipticals are soooo boring! So I started doing ballet-inspired, core barre classes.  The class I go to is 55 minutes. From my studio's webpage, "The workout includes classical ballet techniques, maximum use of the ballet barre, strength training and deep, effective stretching.  The workout will enable your body to become both lean and strong.  Your posture and flexibility will improve, leaving you feeling confident and invigorated."  It was one of the hardest classes I have ever taken, but I felt great after!  Thanks to Groupon, who gave me 4 classes free!  The classes are a little pricey, but anything to get me out of the gym!  I go to a privately owned studio, near work, but check out a franchise near you that specializes in barre fitness:

Pure Barre: http://purebarre.com/p-locations.html
Bar Method: http://www.barmethod.com/exercise-studios-contact.php
The Dailey Method: http://www.thedaileymethod.com/

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