My friend Michelle and I ventured off to Winter Park last Sunday to take a class at Barre54. I had been wanting to take a class for awhile since finding out one of my past parents from First Baptist Mom's Day Out was the studio manager. Back in the day I used to babysit for her daughter and triplets! I was excited to see her and also find out what this Barre exercise buzz was all about!
When Michelle and I got there we walked into a pretty brick building with lots of windows, it was so bright and had a fresh, vibrant feel to the studio. I was a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect. I do Pilates regularly but this is entirely different. The first thing that came to my mind was that my ballet training days that I took at Rollins better come back quickly!...
I put on my special black socks and got all my "stuff" ready- weights, mat, and the orange ball. I knew I was in for a treat...yea.
Class begins and everyone knew what they were doing- they obviously are veterans of the Barre method. Not me of course, I am trying to follow everyones lead and try to look like I knew what I was doing. The class moves pretty quickly and I felt rushed at times. I am used to the slow movements of Pilates and I was out of the comfort of The Pilates Loft that I have become to know so well.
Class lasted 54 minutes and that was long enough! My legs burned, and I definitely felt like I did some ballet work.
But for now I will be sticking to Pilates until I get the courage to run back to the ballet bar head- I mean feet on!