Why do you barre so hard? I love barre because it is a well rounded workout with physical and mental benefits. Coming from a dance background, I was really missing a workout that challenged me both mentally and physically in the way that dance did. I find that barre works similar muscles and requires an awareness of the body like a ballet class helping you to find that mind-body connection and stay present in your workout.
What advice do you have for the barrestars in your class? Barre is your opportunity to devote that entire 45, 60 or 75 minutes of class to yourself. When things get tough remind yourself of what brought you to class in the first place - be it for a challenging workout, taking a break from a busy day or to be inspired by your fellow barrestars. Stay present, remember to breathe and have fun with it!
What keeps you inspired and motivated? I am inspired and motivated by the amazing community of barrestars that show up to the studio every day. Everyone (clients and staff) is so welcoming and coming to barre is an instant mood booster.
How has barre impacted you? Barre has been such a benefit to my mental health as a way of dealing with stress, especially as a student. I always leave class feeling refreshed and grounded in the present. You can’t be stressed about other things when you’re focused on the movement and your breath!
What is the best “side effect” you have noticed from barre? Strengthening my core and improving my posture. You really do work your entire body, especially your core (!!) during those 60 minutes in class.