The Barre Code's mantra is, “We Live By A Code. THE BARRE CODE. We believe in our bodies. Our abilities. Our STRENGTH. WE ACCEPT THE DIFFERENCES that MAKES US BEAUTIFUL AND STRIVE for beauty that makes a DIFFERENCE. Every day we work hard to realize our potential. To DIG DEEP and DISCOVER what we are capable of. To earn our bodies. We are RELENTLESS. We live to EVOLVE. To exceed our own extraordinary expectations. We live by The Barre Code.”.
The class I took was instructed by Julie Godfrey (speaking in video). She is precise, clear, and motivating. Her energy proves that she is passionate about her program because she is constantly keeping the energy burning, and of course..Helping us burn calories! Brawl is the class I took with Julie, it is a combination of cardio kickboxing, and lower body strengthening. Yes, my GLUTES and THIGHS were on FIIIYAH! The cardio kickboxing was intense, it was super hard for me. I have really tight hip flexors so kicking in front and laterally was a challenge, but then I thought of their mantra, “ We are RELENTLESS. We live to EVOLVE.” and that gave me energy to push through the cardio kickboxing sequences.
Overall, my experience was filled with gratitude. As a personal trainer, I enjoy learning new techniques and movements from other fitness specialist. Julie is remarkable, she sets a good example for the newbies who take her class, to keep going and keep moving. I would love to take this class again but next time, I would bring a few of my clients with me to experience a new level of commitment to self. That is, persevering through the hardest movements.
Post workout included Wholesome Grub and Brick Betty! Food and fit gear, who doesn't love that? Amy Neighbors, creator of Brick Betty brought out samples of her line that included tanks, bras, crops, and pants. I, of course could not resist... snagged her Green Python capris. The v cut in front is my favorite. I don't have to worry about "THE MUFFIN TOP" and they are very comfortable.
I had a great time. This experience reminded me that opportunities are there. They don't just show up at your door step. You have to make a commitment to try something new, to go outside of your comfort zone, and to keep pushing through life just like a hard workout. Fitness motivation is out there, it definitely requires action and taking initiation.