On Saturday I took my very first barre class! It was so fun to partner with Haute Barre in the West End (in Minneapolis) for a workout for a cause.
Haute Barre™ is a lifestyle, a dynamic fitness experience that delivers an effective total body workout in an upbeat and motivating boutique environment. Barre makes remarkable improvements in your core strength. You’ll notice improved posture, increased flexibility. Barre targets every muscle group and is fun!
I was definitely shaking by the end of the class so I knew my muscles were clearly getting a workout. As a former gymnast I really loved the ballet movements incorporated into the workout.
Haute Barre is hard on muscles but kind on joints. You may be surprised to learn barre is low impact and has a low injury risk. Small, controlled movements and improving your core strength reduce pressure on joints, ligaments and the spine. This program is great for all levels and abilities!
There was women of all ages and body types in our class. A friend of mine who is a month out from delivering her first baby even joined me in the class (and killed it)! It was refreshing to see people of all abilities and fitness levels in the class.
Haute Barre has a dynamic team will a range of backgrounds and styles. My instructor, Jess, was upbeat yet tough. The class after mine was led by a guy who seemed extremely motivating and encouraging. You can find a teacher you like and stick with them or keep things fresh and take classes from a variety of teachers!
Along those lines, there is a variety of classes. There are 8 class formats so you can find the one that works best for you or switch things up day by day.
For those of you who are local, mark your calendar for March 18th for another round of Haute Barre fun and everyone can check out my tips for going from a workout to brunch (or happy hour) here!
And a special thanks to Nutty Snacks for providing us all with amazing snacks!
Have you ever tried a barre workout? I'd love to hear your thoughts!