I’ve always been somewhat of a fitness fanatic. I ran competitively for years and still can’t enter a 5k without sizing up my competition. But lately, I’ve put the running shoes on the backburner (although I ran an awesome relay race in the red rocks of Moab, Utah last weekend — more on that later).
Instead, I’ve been really into (read: mildly obsessed) with a new type of workout called XtendBarre. A new studio opened in Salt Lake City last May and, since then, I’ve attended over 150 classes. Not only have I never felt more strong, but this class is FUN! SUPER CHALLENGING, but always fun! The workout is what I like to call ‘ballet-inspired pilates’ — it focuses on tiny accessory muscles to give you that long, lean dancer look — or at least as close to it as genetics will allow. 🙂
Of course, it can always be tough to stay motivated. That’s why I was thrilled to hear that XtendBarre was offering a challenge in the month of May. Those that complete 5 classes each week during the month of March will receive an entire workout oufit — crops, tank and sports bra — from Lorna Jane — FREE! It’s always nice to have some extra incentive, especially in the form of cute clothes!
I’m more than halfway there — just 9 classes to go. Have any of you checked out a barre method class? What’s your favorite way to work out? — [J]