Hi everyone, I’m glad its Wednesday. Not sure about you, but whenever I’m traveling for work, I tend to get the days mixed up. I am in Little Rock this week and heading back to Denver tomorrow. On Sunday night, my flight was delayed leaving Denver due to snow, and then we hit so much turbulence on the way to Little Rock. When we finally landed (after circling for awhile) it was raining so hard and it was a tornado watch. Luckily, we made it to our hotel safely in the rain. It was a bit scary! I can’t believe that there is only one week left in January! I’m still catching up on some of my holiday vacation posts– eek! I wanted to share with you some of the Barre Classes MN Style that I attended while I was home. I got 4 classes on ClassPass while I was in MN since it was too cold to do any sort of outdoor workout.
Barre classes MN style
I took two Pilates pro classes and they were a mix of lagree and Pilates. This class was on a reformer machine. It was a difficult class. I’ve learned that the lunge off the back and my hamstring don’t like each other. I’ve strained both hamstrings from this lunge, and I will definitely improvise going forward. The studio was cool and the classes were small. However, I wish the instructor would have given more cues and helped me with the positions a bit more. The second time I went to this class was better than the first. I brought a friend and I felt like I was able to follow along a little better.
I took an open barre class that was meant for beginners to advanced. This was a great class for beginners. I was able to keep up with most of the moves and get the help I needed. I ran into a friends mom at the class. She goes to barre a lot so i know I picked a good studio! The class went by quickly and I had a lot of leg shake. The Edina studio closes sometime in January, but The Barre will continue to hold classes at their Wayzata studio.
I took a class at Pure Barre Rochester when I was taking some tests at Mayo Clinic. I walked about 4 blocks to the studio and brrrr it was cold out. Felt like -16. The studio was really neat which I liked. It had a great front entrance with clothes and merchandise. In the back there were cubbies and bathrooms. The class was difficult and barre classes remind me that I was never a dancer. Also the remixes were awesome- I was loving the tunes.
I took a Barre strong- circuit type workout with cardio weights and core. This class was made up of 3– 20 min circuits. When we were doing arms, we also worked our legs. The studio was clean and great. I had a hard time navigating parking there (it’s at a shopping mall) but once you know where to park it’s supposed to be awesome. This studio is right next to solid core MSP. This class had really upbeat tunes to go with the quick pace of the class. This was one of my favorite barre classes I took because it did a lot of strength. The few times I’ve been to yoga, I would go to Yoga Sculpt which had yoga concepts while working with weights, so this was similar.
What do you think of Barre classes? Have you tried any of these studios? Thanks Amanda for letting me link up today!