I know I’ve already posted about classes at the Bari Studio, but I just HAD to add a new post with updates 🙂
I signed up for the weekly unlimited package and went to class on Monday and Tuesday nights. Each class has been different this week, and each class was also different from my initial post.
Yes, there is still barre work, ab work, and resistance band work, but the movements and sequences change with each class. I LOVE this! Sometimes I find myself anticipating what comes next in classes I take frequently in an effort to gauge how much time is left (I’m bad, I know).
On Tuesday, I practically had a private class with Alexandra, and i
t kicked my butt was awesome! I had one-on-one attention, where I really focused on engaging my core through almost all of the exercises, whether it was stretching with the resistance bands or doing leg lifts on the mat.
I got my heart rate up with the resistance bands, especially when we did high knees. Some of the barre moves were familiar, but most were done with “high heels,” and my calves really feel the burn today.
I thought I was going to be thankful that we spent a majority of the class on the mat, but boy was I wrong! We got down on all fours and did leg lifts to the side (hard for someone that is not flexible AT ALL) and then crunched our knees into our chests and then extended them out behind us, working our abs….and arms, and legs, etc.
We did abs on the mat with weights, and my obliques actually feel the effort today. My descriptions are sadly lacking, so you’ll just have to try a class to see what I mean 😉
I was drenched with sweat by the end (TMI?), and my arms were shaking, but I felt fabulous!
In fact, almost every muscle in my body has ached for the last two days, and I’ve kind of missed that feeling – weird?
Anyway, the classes are fun, unpretentious, and make you work hard. The time flies by, and my time spent in the studio is a relaxing break out of some pretty hectic work days.