Alternative title – 7 Reasons Why Barre3 Online is a Great Option for Anyone
I chose to use ‘moms’ in the title because I can relate to the struggles moms face in the workout department. With that being said, I think Barre3 Online is a great at home option for people being pulled in every which direction.
I first wrote about Barre3 Online back in 2015. We were living in St. Petersburg, and I wanted to try something new because my workouts at the time mainly included running (both outdoor and treadmill) and strength training. Well, it’s now 2017, and I’m still talking about Barre3, so you know it’s good!
Personally, as I’ve transitioned to being a mom, I’ve found Barre3 to be a great way to get (and hopefully stay) strong again. Not only are the classes themselves effective and powerful, but the entire ‘system’ is amazing. I love the mind, body, and soul approach.
With that being said, here are 7 reasons why I think Barre3 Online is a great option for moms/anyone.
1: Cost – A monthly membership sets you back $29. Believe it or not, this is less than the cost of one in person class. And your membership includes hundreds of online classes, online support, access to delicious recipes, etc. Babies/kids are expensive, Barre3 isn’t!
2: Accessibility – Obviously with this being an online option, you can access the classes from anywhere – your living room, a hotel room, etc. As a mom, this is everything because you don’t need to worry about childcare. I usually fit my workouts in during nap time or after Kaiden goes down for the night. Also, you don’t need much equipment to break a sweat. If you don’t want to use just your body weight, you totally can. Want to take it up a notch? You can do that too with the help props – Barre3 core ball, a yoga mat, resistance bands, and/or light handheld weights.
3: Zen – Barre3 is my me time in all ways possible – physically as well as mentally. I love zening out and really focusing on my body, my breathing, my posture, etc. I can honestly say this workout makes me a better version of myself. A more patient version (always appreciated!).
4: Options (time, body part, equipment, etc.) – Low on time and looking for a 30 minute total body workout or a 10 minute upper body workout? Looking to take a ‘break’ and just stretch? All of of that and so much more is available on the Barre3 Online platform.
5: Tough yet gentle – Barre3 is known to be where ‘ballet barre meets yoga and pilates.’ This essentially means it’s a tough, low-impact workout. When I say tough, I’m talking sweat running down my face tough. And yes, even the 30 minute classes are tough. What I love about this tough yet gentle combo right now especially is that I get an effective workout (heart beating fast, muscles ‘quaking; and shaking) while being kind to my new #mombod. 🙂 You can always meet your body/mind where it is that day because every class offers a turbo and a non-turbo option. Love that!
6: Core focus – Until I had Kaiden, I didn’t realize how essential core strength is to being a mom. It’s literally on fire all day long, especially when taking care of K. Barre3 workouts really focus on the core, even when you’re not specifically working the core. Every exercise requires you to be aware of your core, which means it’s constantly on and working. I LOVE that because I HATE things like crunches. Ew.
7: Functional – In addition to the above, all Barre3 moves are functional. This means you really target the muscles used on a daily basis. You know, the muscles you use when you pick your baby up from the crib, squat down a million times to pick something up off the floor, etc.
Don’t take my word for it. Try Barre3 Online for yourself and let me know what you think!
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