Keeping Fit With Barre3 (guest blog/Diana)
Barre3 has been my go-to workout place since February of this year, when my best friend Jan introduced me to it. She raved about it and insisted I would love it; she was right! Keeping fit with Barre3 has been great.
Fair warning: I thought I was going to die after my first class. The combination of intense cardio and full-body training was a lot for someone who had never done it before. The instructors always give alternative versions of everything to suit your own needs, but I wanted to push myself. Even after such a difficult first class, I was hooked.
The classes work every single part of your body, making it a truly wholistic and comprehensive workout. Combined with attention to stretching and breathwork, the Barre3 classes capture everything you need in a workout, all packed in to 45 or 60 minutes.
Barre classes have roots in ballet, which can be seen in a lot of the movements and stretches done throughout the class. I know this may scare some people away, but as someone who has never done ballet and wouldn’t identify as someone who could do ballet, you do not have to be flexible, graceful, etc. to do barre. In fact, I think it’s even better for those people! I can’t touch my toes, but my flexibility has seriously increased (without me really noticing) since I’ve been doing barre regularly.
In addition to their superb classes, Barre3 has done a great job of taking precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including limiting class sizes and offering outdoor classes. Everything is thoroughly cleaned, everyone’s temperature is checked, and masks are required when walking around the studio. It’s a very safe place to workout during these times.
All in all, I highly recommend Barre3 to anyone interested in working out or trying something new. It’s a fun environment with helpful and enthusiastic people!
A Note From Mom:
Diana isn’t kidding, I almost died after my SECOND Barre3 class (helllooo glutes and quads). Keeping fit with Barre3 works for me!
Barre and balance go hand in hand