Amber has been taking Barre consistently for just over a year now! She's got close to 150 classes under her belt, has been kicking butt in our challenges, and taking advantage of extra AUXO offerings along the way. This hardworking mama maintains an upbeat attitude that is always inspiring, and we are so proud of her for staying committed to her health and wellness. Learn more about her in our Barre Star Q&A below!
Q: Where are you from, and how long have you been in Gainesville?
A: I am from Cary, NC and have been in Gainesville 2 years.
Q: What's your favorite Barre/AUXO-themed shirt?
A: “Empowered by AUXO”. I love that I feel empowered by AUXO at each and every workout!
Q: Tell us something fun about yourself/what you do when you're not at AUXO?
A: I enjoy hanging out with my family when I'm not at AUXO. I also work in the Children's Ministry at my church and have recently started as a teaching assistant at my kids' school and am loving it!
Q: Was your first Barre class what you expected? Why or why not?
A: Absolutely not! I’ve tried gym memberships, baby boot camps, and beach-body, but had never tried a "dance" inspired class like Barre. I danced in high school, so it was nice hearing "point your toes," "flex" and "proud chest," but all the moves were so different than anything I've seen before.
Q: Why did you decide to continue with AUXO Fitness after your free week by investing in an unlimited membership? And what has kept you coming for so many years?
A: I loved the support and encouragement from the Barre instructors and all the women in the classes. Everybody was cheering me on, and I felt better about myself every time I attended
Q: What makes this workout different from other exercises you have experienced?
A: Mostly how different the moves are and how the workout is somewhat "choreographed" to music. The music and positive energy from all the instructors are so great!
Q: What is your favorite Barre move? Why?
A: Right now, it would be any ab move with the ball behind my back. I'm really working on strengthening my core and remembering to engage it when working out. Since having kids, my core has been super weak and I'm trying to focus on strengthening it.
Q: What results have you noticed after taking classes at AUXO consistently?
A: My strength and energy levels have increased. Additionally, I've noticed that my body has become leaner!
Q: Have you experienced any benefits from Barre that have affected you not just physically, but mentally, too?
A: I have noticed that I'm able to remain more calm in high stress environments and stay positive!
Q: What keeps you motivated to continue coming to Barre?
A: The women in the class and the instructors! They are positive and help me feel encouraged each time I come. I've never wanted to exercise, but since joining AUXO I can and really strive to make it so that I can get all the positive benefits.
Q; Which of AUXO's Core Values most resonates with you and why?
A: Safe and Effective Workouts. I love that all the workouts are low impact and that every instructor encourages you to listen to your body and do what is best for YOU. We are all made different and should not compare or strive to be like another individual. We should all work out at our best level, without hurting ourselves or overdoing it!
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: AUXO has low impact fitness classes that can be customized to any individual and their body! There are so many modifications for each and every move at AUXO. Come and try a class at AUXO and see what we love about it. You will quickly see results if you begin attending classes regularly, but the love, compassion and support from the members and instructors will keep you coming back!