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Being a runner, I tend to sway towards one of two workouts: One being a long slow jog, the other being an interval sprint workout- both focusing on cardio health, leg definition, and…well… running. While I feel like I exercise regularly and get a good calorie burn, my regimen only focuses on a few muscles, time and time again. In order to get the body we all strive for, the key on every fitness blog and health-nut site hones in on the importance of exercise variety. This is why Barre East is a no-brainer for those of us in search for a much-needed tone-up.
The studio, located in Shab Row at Everedy Square in Frederick, is as welcoming as it is modern. The brick walls and warehouse-styled ceilings allow for maximum sound travel in order for Taryn Sisco, Barre East manager, and her team to coach the class with great excitement and positive energy. “You’ll find that the time spent in class passes very quickly due to the fast pace, variety of exercises, upbeat music, ever-changing choreography, and inspiring instructors,” Sisco said. “It’s never the same class twice.”
Barre workouts are steadily growing in number across the county, obviously a popular choice for men and women alike to come and tone muscles, lose weight, and see rapid results.
“The concept of Barre is the isolation of a muscle, working it to fatigue, then stretching it,” Sisco explained. “We embrace the shaking as it’s totally natural for your muscles to quiver uncontrollably- it means you are exhausting that muscle and forcing it to tone.” Other benefits of the barre include its ability to be kind on joints while focusing hard on muscles, easy modifications accessible for every movement, and promised improvements in flexibility, balance, and endurance. Should we go on?
A number of regulars joined me during the first month of my Barre East experience. One attendee, Christa Hannon, enjoys the workouts so much, she will soon be one of your Barre East instructors. “I started coming to Barre East in May and I immediatey loved it,” Hannon said. “I have a passion for fitness and teaching, so this was a perfect fit. You don’t have to have a background in dance to enjoy these workouts and everyone here is so friendly”. Gina Pagliaro also enjoys attending Barre East classes, especially during lunch when a convenient class is held for her and her Market Street co-workers to participate in between busy office hours! “I come three to four times a week,” she said. “We come during our lunches, it’s so convenient. I really feel it toning my arms and legs.”
My practice had me coming in to see the Barre East team two to three times a week, with results showing only after week number two. I was amazed at how my clothes were a tad looser and more comfortable after only five classes. I also noticed better balance and improved endurance, especially during my long runs. Did I mention slight ab definition? “By doing barre regularly, you’ll notice a remarkable improvement in your core strength and posture,” Sisco said. “Barre helps people develop core strength while standing, as well as pelvic floor strength, which is great for pre- and post-natal mothers.”
Whether you come from a background in dance, you’re an avid runner, or just looking to get started in the fitness world, Barre East is inviting you in for a new and exciting workout sure to deliver results. Class schedules are available online, with opportunities to sign up every day of the week! Want to give the Barre East a try for free? Head over to FiND iT FREDERiCK’s Facebook page to see how YOU could win 5 free classes (a $75 value) to Barre East of Frederick!