Wish you had the body of a ballerina? Looking to mix up your usual workout routine of spin and yoga classes? The Bar Method may be the change you need! This fitness routine “integrates the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics, the elongating principles of dance conditioning, and the science of physical therapy to create a revolutionary new workout that quickly and safely reshapes your entire body.” I was lucky enough to take a complimentary Bar Method class with the lovely Lauren of Crafty in the Concrete Jungle. The studio is located on an adorable block in Soho. When you enter the space, you’ll immediately notice a clean and open ambiance. The locker room resembles the one at your favorite spa. Don’t bother bringing a lock, as there are keys for each locker for your convenience. Enter the studio room and hang your key on the wall, then feel free to stretch on the ballet bars. Once the class begins, your instructor will lead the routine, while spending time giving each client individual attention with encouragement and corrections. Kristin, one of the owners, instructed the class the afternoon I attended. She was delightful and inspirational. Growing up in dance classes, many of the exercises were familiar, yet challenging. The following day, I noticed that I was sore in places that never get attention in my usual spin or kickboxing cardio classes. My muscles were even targeted differently than in vinyasa yoga. You can take one class for $35. As a New Client, you can purchase a 30 Day Unlimited Pass for $250. The Bar Method Soho is also great about setting up deals with couponing sites like GiltCity, so be on the lookout for new deals in the future. As a city girl, there are always new hot fitness classes to try out, and The Bar Method won’t just be another fad.
What workout class do you swear by? xo