Last night I had the chance to run-to-barre with our new boutique barre studio – barre.[d]. (It’s pronounced barred and not barre. D.) The studio’s founder and owner, Hanna, invited me in to test out a class. It’s right on Water Street next to Hot Yoga Cville.
The class, called run-to-barre.[d], begins with a 3ish mile run and ends with a barre workout. My kinda workout! I love running with other people, and this was the perfect opportunity to meet new friends. I ran there, about a mile from home, and then we covered about 2.7 miles around downtown. Those 2.7 miles went by so fast! Before we knew it we were back at the studio taking our shoes off for some strength and stretching.
barre.[d] is Hanna’s creation from her experience in other barre studios. barre.[d] studio “works in a neutral spine during postures, focusing on pulling in the transverse abdominals (the deepest lower portion of your core!) and relaxing through the lower back-promoting a healthy back and strong spine.” It’s a smaller studio with class sizes of 12-14, and they offer a wide range of classes – from the running one to cardio-based to prenatal and classic barre. As a cardio girl, I’m really excited to try some barre that has me break a sweat!
THIS is exciting: Starting April 7, the run-to-barre.[d] class will be a FREE community class!! The barre portion of the class is tailored to runners to tone and stretch. And what better way to make friends than a group run before class?
ALSO – barre.[d] received a grant to put in childcare facilities, so they will be offering a small room for kiddos to play (with supervision of course) starting later this spring. Thumbs up!
My post-run class was great – a nice concentrated burn for the arms, glutes and abs, plus a good stretch
Once the workout was over I walked home, covering almost 7 miles for the whole day per the Jawbone.
For dinner, Matt and I had leftovers from the Blue Apron meal Blake and I made earlier in the day. Plus some rose wine!
Breakfast this morning was plain Siggi’s yogurt with cereal, ground flax, mango, and strawberries. Simple + good!