By Jackie Kenyon
You’re hooked. Barre is the best workout you’ve discovered for some time. The low-impact isometric movements allow your body to come back for more without worrying about overdoing it. Working for the burnout on all the movements helps you achieve that toned bikini-ready bod we all envy. You’ve found your routine and scheduled your workouts, but have you considered attending back-to-back classes?
You’re not crazy. A handful of our barre babes already attend classes back-to-back, and they are quick to tell you why. Why? The benefits are incredible. Consider following up your Barre class with BodyFlow. BodyFlow focuses on stretching and increasing strength, which is a useful compliment to your regular Barre class. Taking this time to work into deep poses after your body is warmed up helps to achieve your goals faster, and the increased flexibility you gain helps keep your body safe while you’re pushing it during AUXO’s signature Barre format. For a gentler post-Barre workout, consider following your total body toning up with Restorative Rolling to encourage your muscles to lengthen and relax.
When you take Restorative Rolling after a Barre class, you give your body an opportunity to instantly release all the toxins it built up during your workout. This is a wonderful way to relieve sore muscles, and to relax tight ones. Another benefit to taking Restorative Rolling is the calming smooth pace, which provides a great opportunity for quieting your mind. (This is also true for BodyFlow and Yoga.) Setting an intention for your practice enables you to focus on yourself for an hour of your crazy week. Being surrounded by a community of individuals who share your goals of getting fit and taking care of yourself is empowering, and the friends you make will help you stay accountable to yourself.
There are many other opportunities for back-to-back classes, and plenty of reasons to take them: sometimes your body just wants more. Sometimes you drink too much coffee (or eat too much turkey) and need to burn off the extra caffeine/calories. On mornings like that, I personally love to take Pilates and follow it up with Barre. Sometimes I take two Barre classes in a row. It’s a great feeling to push yourself and see just how much strength you’ve gained. Taking back-to-backs really highlights which muscle groups are at their peak. If you’re feeling really strong, try taking Barre and following it up with Barrebata. This combo is for the barre babes who love a challenge (#barresohard).
Take back-to-back classes is also uber efficient. You’ll save on gas, have less laundry to do, and you’ll build stronger friendships with your fellow barrebabes in-between classes.
So, simply put, the benefits of taking back-to-back classes are rapid results to meeting your best bod, increased strength and flexibility provided by diverse movement, efficiency through time management, and building an even stronger community within AUXO Fitness by being a stronger YOU.