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The Bar Method :: A Defining Workout for The Busy Mom

Have you heard of The Bar Method? Bar fitness was new to me until the past two weeks when I was able to tuck and squeeze with the lovely ladies of The Bar Method St. Augustine.

The Studio

The studio is beautiful, clean, and offers everything you could need at a fitness facility. In the lobby, you’ll find fresh lemon water, healthy snacks, and lots of cute workout clothes and accessories to browse through.

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A walk down the hallway will make you feel like you’re at a fancy spa.

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Here is the pretty locker room to keep things tucked away while you are working out.

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Child Care

The Bar Method St. Augustine offers child care Monday through Friday mornings. We all know as moms that lack of child care is a huge barrier to our fitness journey. The sitter was warm and friendly, and the room was equipped with toys, books, and a television if requested.

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The Instructors

Gayle and Kaitlin are a mother-daughter duo. Gayle, the owner, has a life-long passion for fitness and fell in love with The Bar Method after taking a class a few years ago. Her daughter Kaitlin is the studio manager and comes from a background in dance. They are both very helpful and willing to assist with any concerns you may have about injuries or about how you can improve further in your technique. Technique is key at The Bar Method, and Gayle and Kaitlin will utilize their training to  make sure that you are in the right position to avoid injury and maximize your results. How cute are they?!

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The Workout

This workout is way harder than I thought it would be. I have been lifting weights and practicing yoga for a few years now, and this still offered me a huge challenge.

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The class starts out with a warm-up that includes weights. You can vary your weights based on your fitness level so you always have a new challenge. Pretty much all the movements are tiny, but still my arm muscles were feeling the burn.

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The bar is next, and this was the hardest part for me. Getting the form right was tricky and then staying in the position was so hard! I can tell that keeping with this would seriously work your legs and “seat” as they call it at The Bar Method. There is also some stretching at the bar which I really enjoyed–especially after finishing the one of the toughest parts of the workout.

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Next, we moved on to ab work. There is some ab work that is done at the bar and some on the mat. I continued practicing yoga during the two weeks, and I really noticed an improvement in my stability in my headstand and forearm stand which require core strength. It’s amazing that just a couple of weeks of doing The Bar Method I noticed such an improvement. There is also a fun part of the class at the end called “back dancing” that works your seat to the rhythm of the music. I really enjoyed all the music that they played throughout the class. The music ebbed and flowed along with the movements we were doing which kept it fun.

After two weeks of tucking, lifting, and stretching, I can say The Bar Method is a diverse and challenging workout! They offer several class times during the week. Check out their schedule here.

The Community

All the women I met here were fabulous. They give it their all each class, and it shows. Everyone was friendly, welcoming, supportive, and happy to help me out as the newbie.

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Special Offer for SAMB Readers! 

  • St. Augustine Moms Blog readers can get $10 off the new client special (normally $99 + tax) which includes one month of unlimited classes. To redeem, just stop by studio located at 1000 S Ponce De Leon Blvd #7, St Augustine, FL 32084 and mention St. Augustine Moms Blog! Offer valid through May 15, 2016.
  • This introductory offer is a fabulous opportunity to become familiar with the workout, start to feel the benefits and see the results…at an amazing price! Take class 3-5 times per week and watch your body change. New clients typically begin to see results after 30 days of consistent classes.

Thank you to Gayle, Kaitlin, and all the ladies for having me and to The Bar Method St. Augustine for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I hope you enjoy taking classes at The Bar Method as much as I did!

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