Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a Bar Method class. I’m sure many of you have heard of this exercise. But, if you haven’t, here is a small explanation from their website that nicely sums it up…
“The Bar Method creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format that quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles”.
I have to say, it was kind of hard, and I’d like to think I’m in shape. What I loved about it, was the fact that they really focus on grace and posture, which I think is so important. We (I at least), tend to hunch our shoulders on a daily basis when tired, or working at a computer all day, or any of the other million reasons we do it. This really showed me that no matter how hard you work out there is always room for improvement. It also made me aware of other parts of my body that needed a good stretch. I felt Bar Method is a very effective exercise. Again great for balance and posture.
Lastly, Kendall, Bar Method Santa Barbara’s owner, is amazing! She couldn’t have been any nicer and was so helpful throughout the class, and I needed it, trust me. Also, HUGE BONUS, showers that are so clean you’ll feel right at home getting ready AND childcare. Those are two HUGE things I always hear people saying they love about a place.
If you get a chance I highly recommend popping in for a class. I think you will be pleasantly surprise with the workout you get, I know I was.
Bar Method is located at;
130 S Hope Ave Suite D113
Santa Barbara, Ca 93105