26 April 2013

I Braved Barre3!



I am no stranger to sports and fitness. I tried volleyball and swimming when I was in elementary and got hooked with dancing, gymnastics and cheerleading when I was in high school and college. I only stopped working out when I got pregnant and luckily, I did not put on weight the entire time. However, my asthma recurred which I was already able to overcome. My doctor recommended that I exercise again and try to stay fit.

I considered going back to Providence Gym near La Salle where I last enrolled, but it would not be convenient for me because of the location. I would also like to try out new exercise routines to keep me focused and interested. When I came across Barre3 Philippines' Facebook page and found out they are offering community classes for free, I signed up immediately.



I was booked for a 1-hour class at their Trinoma branch. By the way, they have a branch at Alabang, The Fort, Eastwood and Rockwell, too. Their studio in Trinoma is actually located inside The Spa. I was informed beforehand to bring a bottle of water, non-slip socks, and a small towel. You may opt to bring a tumbler instead of a bottle because they have a water dispenser outside the studio. I was there 20 minutes before the session, giving me enough time to change and prepare myself for what's to come.


barre3 is a revolutionary class that combines the grace of the ballet barre, the wisdom of yoga and the strength of Pilates. Set to music, this transformative 60-minute ballet barre workout improves balance, increases flexibility and enhances strength. Every second in this workout counts for fast body shaping results and long term postural benefits. (info from http://www.barre3.com.ph)



There were four of us in the studio plus Ms. Gail, our instructor who handled our class very well. In my opinion, the workout looks simple but it was actually pretty intense. I swear my body was sore after that session (in a good way though). We utilized weights and exercise balls during the workout which were already available at the studio. If you have been training since forever and you feel like you could easily pull off this workout, let me tell you that the minute movements will surprise you. I was sweating buckets by the half of the workout and I did not even move from my place near the barre. Not only my muscles were trained during the workout, but my breathing and posture were also exercised. I was reminded by our instructor from time to time to fix my posture and stance and to keep breathing. Although I have not yet decided if I would pursue Barre3 cause I am still considering other options, Barre3 is on the top of my list so far. :)

If you want to learn more about Barre3, please visit their sites:

XO, Mish

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5 comments:

  1. I wish we had this where I live! I'm doing Pilates this semester and I've been hooked - I love this kind of workout!

    Trendy Teal

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  2. I love working out!Especially doing the pilates!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I love Yoga and Pilates because they are not intense and hard core like Zumba. But right now I'm enrolled in Zumba because it is much affordable for me. It helped me though in my goal towards healthy lifestyle. But given the chance, I'd still choose either Pilates or Yoga. Always my support.

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Haven't tried out Zumba yet but I am sure it is also a nice workout. :)

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