Meet our April Barre Star, Christy! She has been taking Barre, Yoga and BodyFlow consistently since December 2018, when she dove all in! She rocked our most recent BINGO Challenge, blacking out her card and reaching new goals, like making it onto the 100 Class Countdown Board! We loved her AUXO Inspired submission, and that she has brought her beautiful daughters to our BodyFlow Launch.
We are moved by Christy's commitment to her health and wellness, and are can't wait to see her continue to thrive at AUXO Fitness! Read more about Christy in our Barre Star Q&A below!
Q: Where are you from and how long have you been in Gainesville?
A: I am born and raised in Falls City, Nebraska and my family has been in Gainesville almost 2 years this June.
Q: What’s your favorite themed shirt?
A: Oh this is a hard one...I’d have to say my favorite tank so far has been The Elf inspired tank “Tucking is my favorite” and I also love my new AUXO off the shoulder sweatshirt.
Q: Tell us something fun about yourself/what you do when you’re not at Auxo.
A: When I’m not at AUXO, I’m living the mom life with two beautiful daughters, Jozlyn and Harper, who keep my husband and I very busy. I love learning new skills such as glass cutting, wreath making, crocheting, cake decorating, cooking new foods, and relaxing at a beautiful beach as much as I can. Fun fact, my husband and I were introduced in college because we had the same last name with no previous relation!
Q: Was your first Barre class what you expected? Why or why not?
A: I had heard of Barre prior to taking my first class at AUXO so I wasn’t shocked. I knew it was going to be intense and the AUXO ladies continue to push me to my max daily!
Q: Why did you decide to continue with AUXO fitness after your free week by investing in an unlimited membership?
A: I am not a huge fan of high impact workouts, so I thought I’d try Barre! After seeing how intense and focused each class was, I knew this was the place that would push and support me to my fitness goals!
Q: What makes this workout different from other exercises you have experienced?
A: AUXO is like having a personal trainer while being motivated and supported by other amazing women as well! Barre provides a low impact workout that produces such amazing results!
Q: What is your favorite Barre move and why?
A: That is such a hard question! I do enjoy a nice child’s pose because it usually means I get a quick stretch break. I like a good triceps workout as well, so dips and triceps pushups are my favorite! Also my favorite—any barre move in wide second!
Q: What results have you noticed after doing Barre/Body Flow/Pilates/Yoga consistently?
A: I nearly have my forward splits thanks to amazing Yoga Instructor Ellie! After doing Barre consistently, my upper abdominals and quads have more definition since becoming a mom!!
Q: Have you experienced any benefits from Barre that have affected you not just physically, but mentally too?
A: The Restorative Flow yoga class has helped me focus on my inner purpose and focus in life. The act of going to the 8:30 morning barre class gets me energized and feeling accomplished. I have experienced a decrease in my overall stress level and anxiety!
Q: What keeps you motivated to continue coming to Barre?
A: The way I feel after completing a class and the family feeling of this amazing group of ladies! You can see they genuinely care about each other!
Q: Which of AUXO core values most resonates with you and why? Is there one that has most empowered you to grow this year?
A: I would say that empowerment is my favorite core value. I truly believe and feel that the instructors want to provide all clients with the best tools to reach their highest potential in class, whether it’s strength, balance, focus, or just having a good time!
Q: Is there anything you would like to share with potential new clients about your experience at AUXO Fitness? Any helpful tips for those who are considering trying Barre, but are nervous?
A: If you want a serious workout that works the entire body, pushes you to your max, AND to be inspired by an amazing group of women, this is the place for you! AUXO has high quality instruction, extremely safe and low impact modifications. and you’ll be sure to see results! Unlike a big gym, the front desk and staff notices YOU. At AUXO you’ll be greeted with a smile and a, “We’ve missed you; glad you are here!” Just because it’s low impact, don’t think you’ll be mastering the barre anytime soon...these ladies will push and transform you!