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Introduction to Barre

oin us Friday, May 11th at 5:30pm for an Introduction to Barre workshop! What is Barre? Where did it come from? Learn about the history of Barre as we move through an invigorating Barre Class taught by our newest Barre instructor ( classes on the schedule soon)!

Yoga Barre is a mashup of yoga and barre moves that will tone and tighten in all the right places. It’s a low impact workout designed for any fitness level. We’ll start with a yoga warm up and a sequence of core and upper-body exercises, which may include push-ups, planks, using light weights, and other moves to target the biceps, triceps, chest, and back muscles. Next, we’ll channel our inner beautiful ballerinas using the barre (or a chair or the wall) for balance and our own body weight for resistance to perform isometric exercises that focus on the leg and seat muscles. Then we transition back to yoga for a cool down with a series of stretches to increase flexibility and allow our muscles to recover. You will see the benefits (improved posture, muscle definition, increased balance and flexibility, reduced stress, and more...) in no time!

Meet Kaitlyn:

Hi, I’m Kaitlyn! I am a fitness joiner/pusher. I love to try new things, and my friends say I’m pretty good at talking them into going along for the ride. My fitness journey started with Zumba. I was pretty overweight and beginning to get concerned about my health. I also started running, which I would say is still my main fitness outlet. I have done 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, a full marathon (I’ll be back for another someday), and Ragnar Relays (you should absolutely try this if you haven’t!). I love yoga, especially Joella’s 5:30am yoga for runners class, I have paddled dragon boats, tried a couple indoor triathlons, dabbled in CrossFit (I’m terrified of the barbell), and rollerbladed a half marathon. I have a hidden desire to be a beautiful ballerina. So, here I am, at age 32, attempting to be a beautiful ballerina through teaching Yoga Barre classes! I’m a first-time fitness instructor and my goal for this class is for it to be as accessible as possible (I’d really like my mom to give it a try), but still offer a challenge for every fitness level.

My other loves include good coffee, craft beer, spending time with family and friends, my dog - Clyde, the sun, and being on/near large bodies of water. I am a dog person, but I must admit my boyfriend’s cat is pretty cool. I work in HR and just got accepted to grad school! More than anything, I want to help YOU succeed in your fitness goals, wherever you are at. If you’re new to barre, so am I, so we will do this together!

Price: $20

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