I recently met up with a bunch of girlfriends at the Local
|Local Barre RVA|
I'd been wanting to try this for a while, so when the generous Local Barre RVA instructor, Alexandra, offered to host us for a class, I was there faster than you could say "splits."
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WHAT IS BARRE?
Local Barre RVA's classes fuse elements of Pilates, yoga, ballet, and calisthenics into one hardcore workout.
During various points in the class, we were at the bar, on the floor, and free-standing. Constantly moving, the time flew by quickly.
According to the Local Barre RVA website, the goal of their core-intensive workouts is flattened abs, lean, non-bulky legs and arms, beautiful backs, and lifted seats-- it's one of the most effective, fastest, and safest ways to tone your body. Sure, sign me up, sounds good to me!
Drop in classes are $15 but you can buy packages that bring the price down to $10 or you can check out their unlimited packages if you plan on going frequently.
I know I'm not in peak running shape (although I've been lifting weights and doing some running) but I was SO SORE after the class on Saturday that I wasn't even able to run on Monday because my quads were still stinging! Amazing strengthening workout...
If you're in the Richmond area, check out their website, facebook, or twitter. They also have some fun before & after photos on their website.
Thanks for hosting us, Local Barre RVA!!
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Megan, Liz, me, Stephanie, and Stephanie
Have you ever tried Barre?
This was my first time and I'll be back for more...I can see incorporating this into my Boston Marathon training schedule, perhaps once per week for some extra quad/hamstring/core strengthening and flexibility.