Now that I’m expecting, I can’t do my usual runs (especially not in this heat!) so I’m trying to find other effective ways that I can keep in shape.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about Barre3 classes — from some of my friends who I used to cheer with, and also a friend who has no dance experience at all. The concept is rooted in three fitness disciplines—ballet barre, pilates and yoga–and it’s designed to lift, lengthen, and tone your entire body.
I checked it out and it’s not only an AMAZING workout, it’s fun too! Because you’re incorporating so many different types of exercise, you’re always doing something different, challenging your body in a new way, and somehow calming your mind too. Definitely recommend it. Below is a little info I grabbed from their site, which you can check out for yourself here (even better — visit them at their location on Montgomery Rd.!)
Finding balance is at the core of everything we do at barre3. It starts with our workouts: Every barre3 class works strategically to build strength and flexibility for optimal body balance and improved posture.*
Exercise is just one part of the equation. Exercise, nourish, connect: these are the 3 pillars of the barre3 approach. It’s not just about how hard you work out or the numbers on the scale. It’s about nourishing your body and making connections in order to lead a balanced and happier life. By focusing on whole-body health, we empower you to feel your best from the inside out.
Sadie and Chris Lincoln are on a mission. After 20+ years in the corporate fitness industry, they decided to seek more balance in their lives and help others do the same. They quit their jobs, sold their house, and moved to Portland, Oregon, with two small kids in tow. Together with their mentor, Mark Mastrov, founder of 24-Hour Fitness Worldwide, they pooled their experience and resources to found barre3—a new brand of fitness melding exercise, nutrition, and community.
They opened their flagship studio in Portland, Oregon in 2008, creating an innovative studio workout and a culture of whole-body health. Today, the barre3 community reaches across the country with nearly 100 studios, led by passionate studio owners and instructors who share the barre3 vision, and to an online community that extends around the world.
Barre3’s mission is to make the world a happier, healthier place. As hands-on leaders, Sadie and Chris work every day to grow their company, spread their passion, and help others get fit, feel good, and lead happy, healthy, balanced lives.
We empower people to find careers they love at barre3. Our commitment to a standout studio experience starts with hand selecting franchise owners who are passionate about barre3 and embrace our philosophies. At every barre3 studio, not only will you get an incredible workout, but you’ll also witness firsthand the power of the barre3 community.