This past weekend, I joined girlfriends for my very first class at The Bar Method that just opened up locally here in Locust Point, MD. I didn’t know what to expect – I was excited, nervous, anxious and eager, apprehensive and fired up all at the same time for trying something new! Most recently, I haven’t been expanding my workouts beyond our Peloton and mini-gym in our building, so I thought it would be a great time and opportunity to mix up my routine! PLUS – your first class is FREE, so you REALLY have no excuse 😉
When I walked in, I was greeted with bright, smiling faces that made me genuinely feel like they couldn’t be happier I was there to join them for a workout. It was a packed class, nearly 20 girls, so at least I didn’t feel like all eyes were on me. In typical fashion of having no clue what I was doing or getting myself into, I retreated to the back so I could watch what everyone did in front of me. The class started with a warm-up, upper-body exercises and push-ups in the middle of the room, followed by a sequence of leg and seat work at the barre and core exercises on the floor. The class was challenging, yet simple – using your own bodyweight for resistance along with a few basic props – free weights, mats and a ball.
The instructors were immensely helpful, regularly rounding the room and adjusting individuals for proper form and gave frequent encouragement when you were doing something right – they even made it an effort to know everyone’s name prior to the class! A super awesome, personal touch. I really, REALLY enjoyed the class!
I most definitely will be back – ESPECIALY because, for a limited time, they’re offering a new client monthly special unlimited for just $99!!
Long story short, if you’ve been eyeing this new gem, I highly recommend checking it out!! At the very least, it’s a free, fun, productive, and social way to start your Saturday morning with some girlfriends! After all, who doesn’t love a few air humping exercises for your tush first thing on a Saturday?! And, I promise you… the muscles you’re not aware you have in places you never knew existed will thank you!!!
P.S. Who says you can’t look cute during your workouts on a budget? My full outfit here is straight from Amazon and less than $45!!