Until I got an email about a charity fitness event happening at the stadium, I had no clue what barre3 was. I'd heard of barre classes in general but didn't realize there were so many varieties! barre3 is described as "where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates."
Last night I not only got to try out barre3 for the first time, but I also did it to raise money for charity AND class was held at my favorite place in the world. We partnered with the American Heart Association and about 50 of us ladies participated. I'll admit I was nervous to join in since I'd never tried it before, but I figured what the heck?! Even if I was horribly uncoordinated I'd give it a go. It would be a workout no matter what.
I decided I wasn't a runner, it's been fun to try new things and have fun so this is just another cool activity to add to my list of ways to stay fit.
I left feeling both relaxed and energized at the same time, oddly enough. Lots of challenging moves, but lots of good stretches that just felt great, too. The classes are pretty pricey so I don't think it's something I'll be jumping into right away- but hellooooo free youtube videos that will kick my butt just as good! ;)
Any barre3 fans out there??