Let me begin by saying that I somehow forgot to workout for the past few months. Oops. Luckily, Amy, a barre3 instructor in Portland contacted me and Lauren about coming and trying out a class with her! Barre3 is a fusion of ballet, pilates, and yoga. As you all know, I love the Tracy Anderson Method and I've been doing ballet for the past few months. I was really excited to give barre3 a try!
We met up at the SE location in Portland, got Gigi set up in their little childcare zone and headed in to the studio. Since Amy is pregnant (her baby is due on New Year's Eve/Gigi's birthday!) she isn't teaching anymore so she did the class with us. I totally loved it. Our insturctor, Steph, was great at checking in with us, adjusting our positions and giving us easy modifications. It really seems like a great program for anyone. Becuase it applies some of the basic techniques of pilates, I felt like my body and back were totally protected throughout the class. It was fun and just challenging enough. My arms and bum... and abs and legs... my whole body is perfectly sore today! It feels great to have pushed my muscles and tried something new! I highly reccomend giving this class a try!
They have three different locations to do Barre3 in Portland and they also have a barre3 DVD that you can do at home. Amy set us both up with copies of their DVD for us to try and I can't wait to do it! Thanks, Amy, for inviting us and getting me back on track with my exercise routine!
Amy, Lauren, me and G.
Me with Lauren.
After all the excercising we decided to go grab a bite to eat! We went for brunch at Genie's and probably most certainly ruined our workout with eggs benedict and panacakes and a bloody mary. But the food was great and it's always so much fun to spend time with Lauren!