Sunday Workout :: The Bar Method

Hope everyone has just enjoyed a wonderful weekend! The weather on Sunday is gorgeous in northern Jersey. What you’ve done to get recharged for the whole week?

One thing I would like to share is my first step to adult ballet. Our piano teacher and friend Margaret sent me a sweet gift last week – one class in the Bar Method! She thought I would love it so she wanted me to have a try. Friends are the people who don’t need to say a single word but they know what you are really thinking about. Dear Margaret is.  In the early morning of Sunday, I met Coach Jeanne and Margaret’s friends. There were about 20-25 people in one class and most of them age between 30-50. Needless to say, everybody was in GREAT shape and attitude, more interesting, they all wore a little bit make up :-). It reminded me this is not the Y I have been doing workout all year long. This is a place called feminine and elegant. Well, once the training started, I didn’t feel my elegance any more. My legs are shaking, shaking, and my tears were nearly out (to be frank, they were out). When I thought it was time to get a break, instead, Coach Jeanne’s sweet yet firm voice in the air: “everybody is doing a fantastic job! Let’s count to another 40!”. Margaret has been practicing in the Bar Method for four years. When we walked out after class, she went:”Every time when my legs are shaking, I ask myself why I am doing things like this. However, I am so eager to come back next time… …”. I think that is also how my journey starts.

In a summary, the Bar Method focuses more on body sculpting and posture. It is the supplement of running and yoga, two essential pieces in my daily exercise routine. These years I also tried many other group activities such as Adult Hip Hop/ Tap, Zumba, Jazzercise, and Step Interval. It is not only about exercise, it is time to meet wonderful people, make friends, and get inspired, isn’t it?

The Bar Method

Weekend outfit:

Vest: ‘S Max Mara Long Reversible Vest – Welcome to the Cube

Top: Nike Active

Bag: LV Neverfull GM

Sunglasses: Diane von Furstenberg


7 thoughts on “Sunday Workout :: The Bar Method

  1. robin February 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM Reply

    the picture is so cool,like your vest.

  2. fabbylife February 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM Reply

    Dear, you rock this s'Maxmara vest! Want to see more pictures, and more pairings!

  3. Lin February 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM Reply

    Hi Michelle,Thanks for sharing your experience with the Bar Method! It is so interesting that I also stumbled upon the Bar Method website a few weeks ago while searching for adult ballet class. I signed up for my first class on this coming Sat. I'll see if I can survive!!! Lin

  4. Michelle February 29, 2012 at 11:11 AM Reply

    Hi Lin!You can do it! Share us with your experience.

  5. Lin March 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM Reply

    Hi Michelle,I did survive my first Bar Method class! I woke up this morning feeling sore everywhere. You were so right that many parts of my body were shaking throughout the class. Based on my one-hr experience, I felt this class definitely will tone and reshape my body. I actually signed up right after my first class. Since the class is 25 mins away, my goal is to be able to attend the class once or twice a week. My problem area is the middle section, which is the hardest part to lose weight after having the baby. I’ve been running 2-3 times a week, taking yoga class and also practicing the Youtube yoga Yuan shared with us. I have lost 3 pounds in the last 2 months. My clothes started fitting better and I started seeing changes in my abs and arms. Thanks to you Fabby ladies! You are such a insipration to me!Lin

  6. Michelle March 5, 2012 at 2:30 PM Reply

    Hi Lin!So glad you love it just as I do! When you feel good, you look good; and when you look good, you will feel good. Eventually you are REALLY good!

  7. fabbylife March 5, 2012 at 5:01 PM Reply

    Dear, I can't wait to attend Bar Method class, Apr or May….. will let you guys know.

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