From Ballet Bar to Fitness Barre: CarmelBarre has re-shaped my figure and boosted my energy
The fitness classes at CarmelBarre are a must try if you’ve ever struggled to find the right fitness class, and more importantly a routine you can stick with. Ballet was a significant part of my life growing up and I was extremely dedicated to classes, rehearsals and performances at least four times a week. I struggled for many years after I stopped dancing to find the right type of fitness program that motivated me and provided results. I would occasionally go to a gym class or work with free weights and while I would feel great afterwards I just didn’t have the driving motivation to make it often, let alone establish a consistent fitness routine. My gym clothes put on a lot of miles only because I kept them in my car, driving them around town with the intent of going to the gym, but rarely ever putting them on let alone walking through the front door of a fitness center. I realized I was spending more time talking myself out of going to the gym than actually going! My experience at CarmelBarre has changed that all. After only a couple classes I was hooked. The instructors emanate the perfect amount of energy while creating a light-hearted space that keeps you motivated and encouraged through class even when your thighs, calves, and abs burn like they’ve never burned before. I appreciate the fact that the instructors actually navigate the room to provide individual attention, correcting form to ensure you are getting the most out of your workout and to avoid injury. This is my 7th month at CamrelBarre and I am seeing noticeable results and actually look forward to class. It’s always a great day when you try on those pants you’ve had tucked away for years in hopes you can fit into them again, and you comfortably zip them. It’s like having a new wardrobe and one you feel fantastic in. Friends and colleagues even notice I exude more infectious, positive energy—a well-known health benefit of regular exercise.
If you have never tried barre class before, particularly if you’ve ever felt challenged to find the right fitness program, I highly encourage that you give it a shot. See you in the studio to get your barre on!
I could not get up off the ground without a struggle using a chair and maximum effort… now I can hold a plank for a whole minute, which I consider a miracle!!!
I’m a 70 year old women who thought I was in pretty good shape, until my “wake up call”. I could not get up off the ground without a struggle using a chair and maximum effort.
A strong concrete lower body combined with stable core and flexible upper body is exactly what I needed to progress my game.
Carmel Barre has been so beneficial for my body and golf game. The exercises target the exact muscles a golfer needs to strengthen for a solid swing. “Buns. Thighs. Core” couldn’t be more spot on. A strong concrete lower body combined with stable core and flexible upper body is exactly what I needed to progress my game. I’ve been going for over a month and have yet to take the same class twice. They are always unique, challenging and motivational. It’s surprising to see so many changes in so little time. My stronger muscles have alleviated lower back/hip pain, giving me more energy and even added a few yards to my drive.
In just 3 months I’ve had rapid results. Friends and family have noticed my increased energy, strength and tone.
I’m in my mid 50’s and began at CarmelBarre by taking a free class for locals. I loved it so much, I bought an unlimited month special for new students. I went as often as I could and got to know different class types and teaching styles. I was hooked. I signed up for the full year. Last week, I took my 100th class!
CarmelBarre has made my 2017 New Year’s resolution of renewing my health and fitness an attainable goal. Because the classes are energizing and upbeat, they keep me interested and working hard. In just 3 months I’ve had rapid results. Friends and family have noticed my increased energy, strength and tone.
The teachers are aware of injuries I sustained in a car accident 10 years ago. They are helping me build strength on my weak side while teaching me how to keep my body safe from new injury. Whether a student is new to an exercise program, has physical limitations, is an experienced athlete, or anywhere in between, every class has modifications to help each student reach for their personal best.
With the help of CarmelBarre, I am steadily reaching levels of fitness I never imagined would be possible after my car accident. With an extensive schedule at 2 studios, and classes ranging from 45 minutes to 1 hour, even the busiest person can find time for fitness. Check out CarmelBarre, you’ll be glad you did!
Carmel Barre has been an absolute game changer for my body and mind. In the past I have never been able to stick to a workout regimen. Arianne and her team completely changed that form me. These classes are the perfect package when it comes to a workout! You build functional strength, mobility, flexibility, and balance all while keeping the stress low on your body. When I first started seeing results all I wanted to do was yell at the top of my lungs “EVERYONE TRY CARMEL BARRE”!!! It just really does work and the process if FUN, it’s as simple as that. I walk into class and there are people of all shapes and sizes, ages, and backgrounds. It’s nice to find something that brings our community together no matter who we are and where we come from. These 15 pounds were a simple combination of Carmel Barre, clean eating, consistency, and patience. Every class gives you an opportunity to find your limits and surpass them. It gives you time to escape the ruckus of life, even if just for an hour. It gives you space for self reflection and helps you learn how to love your body… and of course every class makes you see the shaking and feel the burn!!! So THANK YOU Carmel Barre, I am forever grateful. -Emanuela V.