“If you still look cute after your workout… you didn’t train hard enough”
Barre classes (AKA Pilates-Ballet fusion) seem to be the latest craze that’s sweeping the fitness world by storm! Seriously it is everywhere, & seeing as I’m both a fitness class enthusiast & loyal servant to FOMO, I definitely couldn’t pass on the opportunity to give this new trend a go! Insert: Barre Beautiful, the boutique-style studio located at Yonge & Eglinton! But don’t let the lovely decor fool you friends… this is one tough workout class! Here are the five things you need to know about Barre Beautiful!
5 Things You Need to Know About Barre Beautiful
1. You Will Discover Muscles You Never Knew You Had
Barre Beautiful classes incorporate light-weights, dance-inspired moves & Pilates to name a few! I am telling you, this unique combination will leave you & your muscles feeling all kinds of good, post-workout sore the next day... in the weirdest places! The movements performed during this class work muscles that you’re not typically going to use on the regular, making for a great way to switch up your workout routine, help avoid plateaus & target specific areas that you never even knew you had.
2. Leave The Running Shoes At Home
Classes are completed without running shoes! Most participants actually wore what appeared to be specialized socks, tailored specifically to Barre classes (I am thinking that there is some sort of grip technology involved here). Side Note: If anyone has any idea of what these socks are & where they can be purchased, please let me know in the comments! I’d love to get my hands on some!
3. All White Every-thang!
The decor is bright, fresh, airy & crisp! Everything about this space is so lovely that you almost don’t want to break a sweat & ruin the hardwood flooring… almost! I love how inviting & gorgeous this studio is – stark contrast to your stereotypical gym layout & structure!
4. Complimentary Postural Analysis
Unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to to try this out… but I totally wish that I had! Barre Beautiful offers a complimentary postural analysis – meaning that prior to your workout, an instructor will observe your body’s natural tendencies & make recommendations for you to be mindful of during Barre sessions & everyday living! ** Keep in mind, this one is by appointment only guys, so plan ahead!
5. First Session is Buy One, Get One FREE!
Ideal for budget conscious, fitness-fanatics! This offers up a great opportunity to get a good feel for Barre classes… you can determine if this is something you’d like to pursue, without breaking the bank!
Will you be trying Barre Beautiful anytime soon?!