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Why AUXO Fitness? What makes your workouts different?
Using light weights for long repetitions creates long, lean muscles rather than bulk. After we work a muscle to fatigue, we immediately stretch it out—which further encourages lengthening in our muscles. Our motivating music and fantastic and fun instructors make the hour fly by. The best way to find out what makes us special is to come give us a try. All new clients can sign up for 10 days of unlimited classes for $10.
Do I need to be in shape before coming to class?
No! Often clients ask if they can attend classes if they do not feel like they are in shape or flexible. Let these reasons be part of your motivation to come to class, not your reason for not coming. If you commit to your workouts, strength and flexibility will come. And, of course, we will give you options along the way to make sure you feel successful in class!
Can I participate in an AUXO Fitness class if I have injuries or limitations?
If you have any major concerns, it is best to consult a doctor or physical therapist before starting a new exercise program; that being said, we have several clients with knee, shoulder, wrist, back, and hip injuries, and we are able to offer modifications to ensure they feel successful in class. Please share any injuries or limitations (including pregnancy) with your instructor before starting class so they can review options and modifications.
Do I need a dance background to take a Barre class?
Nope. Our classes are more fitness than dance-based. While many of the moves in Barre take inspiration from ballet, they will each be explained and demonstrated so they are understandable for all fitness backgrounds. You will also see moves from Pilates and yoga incorporated into class.
What should I bring/wear to class?
The most important things to bring are a positive attitude and willingness to try something new. You will likely also want a towel, some water and, of course, your sticky socks (these last two can also be purchased at the studio if needed)!
Dress comfortably in something you can easily move in. We will be squatting and lunging, so we recommend capris/leggings rather than shorts. Tighter fitting clothing helps you and your instructor to see and correct your form more easily, but as long as you are comfortable, you are good to go!
How quickly will Barre change my body?
Oftentimes clients see results within a week of starting classes — they start to feel stronger as their muscles grow longer. They tell us they are feeling muscles they never even knew they had! That being said, healthy eating is also a contributing factor in how fast our bodies become long and lean.
How often should I attend a workout class?
We encourage our participants to attend class 3-5 times a week to experience the best results. Because our classes are no impact, the movements are safe to perform repeatedly. However, some of our clients use our classes to supplement their running, etc., and only make it in 1-3 times a week, which is fine, too!
Another great option is to attend 3-4 Barre classes alongside 1-2 BodyFlow to get additional core work and stretching throughout the week. No matter your schedule or goals, we’ve got a membership option for you.
Are there different levels of Barre offered at AUXO Fitness?
Overall, our signature Barre classes will follow the same basic structure with the instructors offering modifications and progressions to fit every fitness level. We pride ourselves in making our classes accessible to a variety of ages and stages of fitness, and the ballet barre is always there for you if you need extra balance support! Be sure to let your instructor know if you’d like additional options.
How is BodyFlow different from Barre?
BodyFlow is more Yoga-based than Barre and focuses more on creating a mind/body connection. Les Mills® BodyFlow is a blend of tai-chi, yoga, and Pilates that helps you to lengthen as you strengthen. The movements move slightly more quickly than a traditional yoga class, but there are a variety of options to meet every fitness level. And the music is amazing!
What other formats do you offer?
In addition to Barre, we also offer Barre Sculpt, BodyFlow, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre-bata. Not sure what all of that means? Just give it a try!