How do you feel your body has changed from Barre Centric classes?
I have definitely slimmed down since starting barre. In the first month and a half of being here I lost 15 pounds. The biggest change for me though has been how much more developed my muscles look and feel. I’ve always struggled with my arms and for the first time in my life I have arm muscle that I can see and feel. To me, that’s such an achievement. Even outside of the studio, I’m more flexible and balanced. I went on a hiking trip last month and my boyfriend was like “When did you turn into such an athlete? You’re flying through these climbs.”
What is your favorite part about coming to Barre Centric classes?
I love that I’m never bored. I have a short attention span and I get bored after a few times of doing a fitness routine. At barre, the routine switches up every week and each instructor has their own way of teaching that makes it different. Even during one class, by the time you’re tired of working on arms, you’re moving right into legs. I’m never watching the clock for class to end.
Advice for anyone thinking about trying their first barre class
Just come in and try! It doesn’t matter whether you haven’t worked out in a while, you work out regularly, or you’re recovering from an injury. The classes are fun and there are modification options. When I first came into barre, I hadn’t had a regular fitness routine since I danced 6 years ago. I was nervous about coming to my first class but the instructors were so great and helpful. They’re always making sure you’re in the right position so you’re not hurting your body and are very motivating.