can i just admit something upfront?
i didn’t know what i was getting myself into with this dang barre class.
i thought “i mean, i’ve heard it’s really hard, i’m sure it will be, but it won’t be like death or anything.”
im an idiot.
a complete and ridiculous idiot.
let me just throw a spoiler out there – it was really hard.
i went with my charleston blogger group to barre evolution for an
easy night of working out.
the studio was so awesome – they allowed for us to come in after closing hours and have a private class with the owners of the location and an amazingly toned and super fun trainer.
each move that i wanted to quit i kept staring at the trainers arms and shoulders and thinking “keep. pushing.” haha!
one of my girlfriends who does barre all the time gave me a small heads up – letting me know that it was going to be more challenging than i thought. so let’s be real and walk through the internal monologue when i walked into the class:
wow, there are a lot of girls here today.
this studio is stunning, hello wooden floor.
their dressing rooms have everything (including tampons and hair spray!) – why can’t every place have this?
what is this blend juice?
yum, i’ll take the juice.
would anyone notice if i put a bottle in my purse?
woah, we get a free shirt…and socks?!?!
let’s do this workout!
YES! fun music.
so we pick weights?
those weights are small.
well, she told me to get a lighter weight because we do a lot of repetitive movements.
i do big weight, this 4lbs is dumb.
fine. i’ll grab the 5lb and 4lb set just in case.
HEY I CAN DO THIS STRETCH.
i’m going to beast this.
show these girls what’s up.
my body is supposed to do……
….ok, i figured it out.
uh…this 5lbs is getting heavy.
is the hour over yet.
HOW HAS IT ONLY BEEN 20 MINUTES?!
my shoulders are dead.
my butt is dead.
i can NOT stand up.
stand up for a second, stretch your legs.
i can’t get back down, yeah…no, my thighs won’t allow that.
THANK YOU WE ARE ON THE FLOOR.
uhhhhhhhh yeah no. i’m not doing that.
smile. fake it. they won’t know.
am i crying?
i can’t feel my legs.
perfection. i can lay here all day.
gahhhhhhhh – sweet freedom.
it was awesome.
intensely awesome. it was such a different workout than i’m used to doing. i’m always doing HIIT or tabata, or weight lifting, or TRX, etc. so to do these small repetitive movements that i never do – was so different and challenging and i really enjoyed it. will i do it again? definitely (yay for a guest pass!). would i pay for a membership? hmmmm…i’m not sure.
i think it is such a challenging workout, and the instructor was T.O.N.E.D – but for me i think it would be something i would do once a month here or there. Maybe once i hit more goals and only need to tone my body i would do barre classes more and look into a solid membership because i definitely could see myself getting results. plus its more expensive than what i pay now (which is $0 – thank you home gym! so everything is more expensive ha!) so it would be something that i would consider a treat. a glorious body hurting treat.
what were your thoughts, and are you addicted?
i’ve heard its addicting – and now i see why!
what kind of workout is your favorite? big movements, lots of sweat, small movements, cardio, weights?
tell me your secretsssssss please 😉
barre evolution on folly road allowed us to come and spend time and sweat like crazy in their studio. we were given shirts, socks, and were met with delicious treats and blend juice bar to socialize and gear up for a workout! all opinions and thoughts are my own! the pictures are a mixture of being owned from charleston blog society and my iPhone. holla.