Week 6: The Bar Method
Ohmygosh - I loved The Bar Method. Everything about it!
It was different, energizing, challenging and exciting. In my opinion, Bar Method felt like a combination between yoga and dance. You make small movements and hold positions (think plank, squats, and more) for crazy long amounts of time. It is a class format and the instructor makes it really fun.
One of the craziest things: I didn’t really get sweaty! And I usually start sweating right away in workouts.
You’re moving around a lot and doing a LOT of shaking. Like, seriously, so much shaking. My heart rate was definitely elevated but if you are someone who does not like to sweat, this might be a good workout for you!
Things to know:
You don’t wear shoes which is fun! You wear socks with grip on the bottom. My friend Jackie let me borrow a pair of hers, otherwise they do sell them at the studio.
You do not need to bring anything other than water and your socks. They have lockers for your stuff.
THE STUDIO IS BEAUTIFUL. Seriously just wanted to hang out there all day.
Shaking is normal. Breathing helps.
I can see why people love The Bar Method - I am sad the week is over. I’ll totally be back. Be sure to see if there is a studio near you and drop in and try a class!