Let’s go to the bar(re)! No not that bar. I’m talking about the one the gives you a flat belly, not a beer belly. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good night out, but this barre is way better. I have finally found my exercise “thing” and I am hooked.
I was first introduced to barre3 back in July when my mom invited me to a free class at the Ft. Thomas Antique and Design Center. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into, but I thought I would check it out. Turns out, class was awesome. I was pushed, motivated and inspired, sweat like a pig, but even more importantly, I had the confidence I could actually do this. And it was FUN! Did I just say that, working out was fun? I admire those people who loooove to work out, they make it look so easy. But to be honest I am not one of those people. I am not one that can tackle exercise alone, I do a few stretches then say “oh look…wine.” Or I tell myself to do an ab workout during the commercial breaks and then before I know it it’s “Ahhh this carpet is so comfortable….ZZZZ.” I need a pack, you know, friends that suffer along side of me as we push through it together. I need to know I am not alone, that I am part of something bigger, that I can do this by connecting with my own body. I think I’ve found my pack with barre3.
You all know I eat really healthy. I eat clean, real whole foods that come right from this earth. But I was missing a huge component of being healthy, my body needed more than just good nutrition, it needed to move. barre3 has given me that component and has helped me fully connect with my body mentally and physically. I feel better that I have ever felt and I still have a way to go, but I am listening to my body and can feel the overall improvement every week.
I have had the opportunity to do barre3 with Kelley Groneck since July and I am super excited that her brand new studio is opening on September 28, 2015 in Ft. Thomas, KY inside the Ft. Thomas Plaza. She is hosting Open Houses all weekend long and you can even sign up for FREE classes and childcare the entire Grand Opening week. This is a perfect opportunity to give it a try, you have nothing to lose and your body deserves to move and feel the energy that barre3 can put back into your life.
When I sat down with Kelley to ask her why she loves barre3 she said “because it works my entire body, pushing me to levels that I never thought I could get to, but also allows me to have the moments where I just need to move, and let my body have grace.” She continues that “barre3 is not just a workout, it is a lifestyle. barre3 promotes balance everywhere in your life, balance with your body, mind and finding that amazing balance with life. I love the nutritional component of focusing on eating whole healthy foods, local foods, what nature has made! And I love the positivity and connection barre3 brings. You have the most elite athletes connecting with bounce back moms, or new to fitness individuals. Everyone is focused on working their own body, and finding what is their personal truth!”
“barre3 is not just a workout, it is a lifestyle.”
barre3 is for all fitness levels. They take the most personal approach to class allowing their clients to “make it their own”, “honor their truth”, and be “all about that grace.” I have seen and felt this first hand. There is a modification for every move and you are encouraged to find your personal edge and to commit to it. It’s not about what your neighbor is doing, it is what you are feeling and pushing your body to do.
I personally love that barre3 is about movement and elongating your spine. As you all know my husband Steve is a chiropractor and every day he works with patients to help them put movement and motion back into their lives. He stresses the importance of your core and your muscles to support the spine, “Core strength is essential for proper movement patterns and injury prevention.”
“Core strength is essential for proper movement patterns and injury prevention.”
Kelley Groneck has a vision for barre3 to not just provide great workouts, but to create a place that promotes healthy living, allowing people to find connections, inspire one another, and build a lifestyle community that welcomes everyone. She wants people to know our bodies are meant to move, are meant to connect with others, are meant to eat the great food the earth has provided for us, and we are meant to honor ourselves.
I am so excited that I have found my pack and my exercise “thing” with barre3. I still might not be that girl who looooves to workout (although I am starting to), and I’m still going to enjoy my glass of wine, but now I’ve found that missing piece of my puzzle. I have found balance and a deeper connection with my health that goes beyond good nutrition and that’s with barre3.
barre3 is currently offering a founding membership special for only $125. As part of your membership you get unlimited classes, access to online classes, amazing recipes, and also receive 15% off all retail in the studio. To take advantage of this special you can sign up HERE.
They are also still looking for additional instructors so if you are interested, give them a call at the number below.
barre3 is located at 90 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Photography for this post provided by Steve Hannegan with Brookside Photography.
This post is not sponsored by barre3 Ft. Thomas. Views and opinions expressed are based on my own experiences.