so have you guys heard of these barre workouts? they're supposed to be all the rage and make you look like heidi klum overnight.
so when i saw a groupon i was DOWN.
flash forward: me shaking like a leaf wondering what kind of sweet hell i'd just lived through.
flashback: me entering the studio thinking it was dumb.
here we go.
so i got to the studio where i found a group of about 10 girls.
ya know? so i was immediately like holy shit just get me back to my elliptical at the YMCA where i can sing blurred lines and half ass a HIIT workout.
the girls instructed me to get a listing of equipment:
this band thing
now there were 1 lb weights and 2 lb weights and i thought this is dumb. i went for the 2 lb and the girl said "i recommend 1 lb weights if this is your first time".
k? don't you know i do crossfit
once in awhile when i'm not lazy or hungover.
so i grabbed the 1 lbs.
the workout is 55 minutes and it is a series of moves where you are using your own body weight and this light equipment. there is a lot of squatting at the bar holding the bar between your legs while pulling the band with your arms.
i was laughing until i realized this shit is so hard i want to cry.
then there was the planking.
so. much. planking.
and as far as the weights? when you NEVER PUT THEM DOWN you'll be glad you only have 1 lbs. i couldn't do another arm circle with those weights if i tried.
like i had mentioned, my whole body was shaking when i was done, i've never experienced anything like it.
but really? it went by fast and it was fun. and i felt like if i did this a lot i would see a major change in my bod.
have you ever tried the barre class?
i think my next endeavor as far as working out will be bikram yoga. have you ever tried that either?
anyway. i really, really recommend if you see a groupon or living social for barre to try it. it is expensive but wow.
i think i'm hooked.
p.s. please, please go read my review of the gnarly head old vine zin on my wine blog here!!!
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