After getting out of my comfort zone to try Flywheel, I was excited to use my month of Class Pass to try out Barre3. So, here's my rundown on the experience.
First off, I thought going on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving might be a bit quiet. I was wrong. This place is BUZZING with activity and every. single. spot. in the class was being utilized! There were a handful of other newbies, so I'm thinking that people might have brought family or friends along who were on vacation for the holiday. At the location nearest to me, they also offer childcare in the lobby area that has a few toys and a play kitchen. So there was also the craziness of kids and moms getting situated. It's great that they offer it, but my kids are a bit too old, I think.
Once I checked in and signed the waiver, they instructed me to grab a ball, small hand weights, a strap and to choose a space between two brackets along the barre. And like I said, after I chose my spot, the class filled up quickly.
|from the Barre3 website|
My body was definitely shaking during some of these moves, and I'm already feeling that donkey-kick series on my glutes. Tomorrow's DOMS should be interesting...
All in all, it was a good workout, but there are a lot of things that we do in my bootcamp class that are similar. And, well, bootcamp includes way more cardio and is included in my monthly Y membership. Additionally, the Y offers a ballet barre class, as well as a yoga pilates class. HOWEVER, if I didn't already have a gym I love, I'd definitely recommend it for a way to get some strength training in and switch up your routine!