Thursday, April 14, 2011

ballet barre... I'm in love!

I think I found it friends.
Found the workout that is for me.
For years I've ran, done bootcamp, and random DVD's to work out. Never loving any of it but doing it because it makes me feel healthier, better, and keeps me young.
Well move aside lackluster workouts! I've found ballet barre and I'm in love. 


No, we don't dress in tutu's and pointe shoes.(I wish!) But we do exhaust the muscle groups one at a time and it's seriously the best workout I've ever done. Fortunately for me, my bootcamp instructor is a former professional ballerina so she turned out morning traditional bootcamp into ballet barre class.
It's kicking my butt and I'm loving it!



After the wedding I'm going to join another barre class on the off bootcamp days.
I don't work out at night.
I drink and eat at night. And watch TV. And surf Pinterest.
This should tell you something people.



Anyone else loving/doing barre classes? I know there are different types and methods - what are your favorites??
xoxo



22 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds like something I would love!

Accidental Syrup said...

I think its similar to Pure Barre which is AMAZING!!! the best a$$ kicking of a workout I've ever tried. Love it!

Dee Stephens said...

I've heard about it and as a former dancer I'm sure it would be right up my alley.

Layne Street said...

I have been curious about who 'Barre' is. A friend from high school posted a bunch of photos from her new job as a Barre instructor. What an awesome thing - I would love to find something like that in my area! BTW - the photo above with the brunette flying through the air is reason enough to never cut my hair. What if I learn to do that flying maneuver? It would look so much better with hair like that.

SG to SP said...

That looks really cool. I took ballet as a child so I think it would be fun unfortunately classes like that aren't in my budget at the moment.

Danna said...

Oh, I would love to do this! How fun!

melifaif said...

I LOVE ballet. Grew up taking classes...that is some major muscle building stuff right there!!! And great for your posture too. I would love to get back in it...maybe you just sparked something. Just maybe...enjoy!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love ballet! I did it fall growing up but stopped when I got to high school.

bananas. said...

HEY! running is soooo NOT lackluster. just had to make that clear.

and i will only do this trendy workout if i get to wear a tutu. that's the only way.

Linley said...

hmm - that sounds like an interesting workout! i really need to find one that i can love!

Kerr said...

I love it! I've taken classes at barre evolution and go figure, it is an amazing workout!

Lindsay said...

I'm on a mission to find adult ballet classes around here. This workout sounds like so much fun too. Such inspiring images!

Liz Hoke said...

I am a giant fan of any work out class so I am going to have to find some place that has this in Utah and go try immediately!

Mrs. Potts said...

It sounds a lot like Pure Barre & I would love to try it!

Padgett Hoke said...

I want to go! I am thinking JH has not jumped on this bandwagon yet, but I might go on a crusade to make it happen!

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness, Im totally doing this! I was a ballerina for the first 12 years of my life, 4 nights a week! Is there a DVD? It would be fantastic if i could travel with it and workout in my hotel room!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I danced on pointe for a few years and my body was in the best shape. I've tried other methods of getting in shape but nothing ever gets me that long lean muscle (and control) like ballet did.

Ruthiegyll said...

I am signed up for my very first barre class this Saturday! (hoping this sickness fades fast, so I can make it). So glad to hear that you like it! I danced for a little bit growing up, and it seems like the perfect workout that doesn't seem so much like a workout :)

MelissaOklahoma said...

I've heard really awesome things about this workout. We have a barre studio in OKC, but unfortunately it's over a half hour drive to get there. Not exactly conducive for a regular workout. Maybe we'll get one in our town soon. Fingers crossed!

~KS said...

I should try this... right now, I do nothing. I feel like I am killing myself slowly and turning into a blob. I work and sleep. Don't even eat much anymore. Yuck. I need to get better....

Collins said...

When you decide on a class, let me know. Lyn does a Thursday night barre at the barn too. :) Um...love the comment above and as you know us both well it sounds like we are a lot alike!

Anna said...

So happy to hear such positive enthusiasm about Ballet Barre!