So back to The Barre. What is it I hear you ask? Well, it is based around ballet/dance. It is a series of small intense movements which targets individual muscle groups to achieve a burn, followed by stretching. The workout not only burns fat but also tones and improves flexibility.
So how did I find the class? Well, I did feel a little like one of those hippos from fantasia trying to get my legs up on the bar, and get into certain positions. However, I did really feel a good burn and got complete jelly legs afterwards which must mean it was doing something good right?
Personally, I would love to incorporate Barre into my weekly workout. It is low energy yet effective and really conveniently located for me. Unfortunately I just cannot afford to spend £12 a week (or fortnight) on it.
Here is me after the class, I worked up a bit of a sweat and felt pleasantly sore. I definitely was feeling those lovely endorphins at this point.
So I give The Barre 3/5 stars. The place and the people were amazing, but the cost just isn't practical for me at the moment.
Have you tired a fun new exercise class or routine? I am always looking for new things to try.
Photos courtesy of The-Barre.com, used with permission