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May 15, 2014

So I have a new obsession… Barre3.


image via Barre3

As you may know (due to my lack of fitness related posts), working out is not my thing.  Growing up my parents always instilled the importance of fitness in my daily routine, but as a got older and got a job, working out moved further down my priority list.

After a year (ok maybe 2) of an occasional hike counting as my workout for the week I decided I needed to step it up.  A Barre3 studio went into my neighborhood and I knew I had no more excuses.

This ballet-pilates-yoga hybrid is an amazing 60 minute core workout which has me getting up at 5 am a few times a week. I can’t believe it myself.

The people are awesome, the workout gets me sweating and for once I’m actually excited to get up and workout!  My goal is to go 3 days a week, but the last few weeks I have gone at least 5 times… just because I enjoy it (and how it makes me feel).

I also am participating in Barre3’s Spring Challenge, which focuses on clean eating (whole foods) and working out (4 classes and 2 10-minute workouts at home).  The blog has taken a bit of a back burner (hence this late post), as I focus on getting my workouts in, prepping my food and resisting the urge to indulge in sugar and my fun drinks (don’t worry… you’ll still have your cocktail post tomorrow!).  I’m excited to share some new Barre3 inspired recipes in the coming weeks!

That being said, if you are looking for a fun class to add to your workout routine, I couldn’t be a bigger proponent of Barre3… check out their studio list to see if there is a class by you!  If you are local to the South Bay, Barre3 Willow Glen is hosting a free class tomorrow night at 5:45pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am.  Stop by to check it out!! You won’t regret it 🙂

Also, my apologies for all of the changes with the blog lately… I’m still trying to figure out how to get email reminders to everyone each morning (still having technical issues, so if anyone has any plug-in recommendations for a platform I’d REALLY appreciate it!), update links and photos on old posts, and just get a better grip of this fancy new site!

As always, thank you so much for taking time at of your day to read my little corner of the internet… I really appreciate it 🙂

Happy Thursday!

xo, Whitney