BEFORE AND AFTER
I played hoops in college and then when I graduated (forever ago) I started running to keep fit. Then kids happened (good thing they are cute) and I had no problem losing the weight after baby #1 at 26, I really struggled to lose the weight after baby #2 at 33. In trying to shed the lbs I decided to run the Boston marathon as a way to keep me motivated. I killed myself all winter long to only look like the “before” picture. My body ached, I was needing PT for hurting feet, knees, etc. The running was too much to handle. I wanted to find a workout that got me into shape without the pounding and one that also incorporated breathing and relaxation. Enter in Barre & Soul - this class was designed for me...literally every piece. The relaxed atmosphere, engaging teachers, cool play lists, appealing studio and a kick a$$ full body work out with stretching and breathing. #longball. Sounds cheesy but it’s everything I wished for in a workout. The lunchtime classes made it impossible to ignore and I’m so thankful for your positive vibes and encouraging energy.
AFTER (Photos Courtesy Mary Buttolph Photography )
Dear Barre & Soul Family,Thank you SO much for helping me get in shape and improve my confidence for my wedding day. I had several people ask me what I did to get my arms perfectly toned and slim! Your studio has inspired me to keep coming because I not only enjoy the classes and the community but I always come home feeling better than before I went to class. The biggest changes I have noticed are ab strength and posture along with toning in my arms and back. I have always played soccer and then since graduating college turned into a marathon runner. I have always been what people refer to as fit but I don’t think I have ever been as well rounded and total body fit as I feel from doing barre & yoga combined with my running. One of the other HUGE changes I have seen is my confidence. I feel much more comfortable just wearing whatever I want and being me. My husband is definitely happy to see this and has always said that I need to realize how strong and beautiful I am inside and out but sometimes it is hard coming from someone else - you have to feel it for yourself!
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