Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday at the Barre with The Barre Code and ClassPass

You know that place that is so warm and comfortable? The one we live in most of the time but know we should step outside of it once in awhile? I am talking about our comfort zones, of course.

Last Tuesday night, I was invited by ClassPass to attend a blogger event at The Barre Code in Highland Park, Dallas. It was a cold, rainy evening and I was tired after a long day at work. My mind tried to convince me that I would be much more comfortable at home hanging out on my couch on a gloomy evening. Thankfully, I rebelled against those thoughts and headed over to Highland Park.

I've been wanting to try a Barre class for a while now. I have always wanted to take dance classes as a little girl and I love the concept of ballet inspired fitness! While I had visions of pointing toes and classical music, I experienced something quite different.

When I walked in the door into the small reception area of the studio, I could hear the loud music coming from behind the studio doors as they were finishing up the last class. I knew right away my preconceived notions were going to be shattered.

This was a ClassPass Fitness Night Out event with invitations extended to local Dallas area fitness bloggers and their guests to promote ClassPass and their participating studios. ClassPass is a company that offers a multi-club membership to various local studios. Instead of signing up for a membership at a Yoga studio, a Barre Studio, a Spin studio, then a gym, (who could afford all of that?!?) you can buy the ClassPass for one monthly fee and have a limited membership to all the studios. There are some restrictions, of course. You can't visit the same studio more than three times in one month, but really, with all the studios that are included in ClassPass you don't really need to! If you are interested in learning more about ClassPass check out my link here, you can skip the waiting list to sign up if you use my referral link.

There were some awesome vendors hanging out for Fitness Night Out. The ladies from the Dry Bar North Park were there. My dream is to pay someone to blow out my hair once a week. When the millions start flowing in, that is the first thing I'm going to do. Why wait for a special occasion? I want to look fabulous all the time.

SIX:02 was there with a fitness fashion trunk show, as well as Riviera Spa Dallas and a juice bar from Juice Supply.

I was thrilled to meet local Dallas blogger Mai Lyn from Deep Fried Fit. She is such a little ball of positive energy and has a fantastic blog. You should check her out!

The Barre Code Studio:
There was plenty convenient of underground parking available despite being located at the busy intersection of Lovers and the Tollway. I was happy to not have to worry about parking.

They have a small section of lockers with keys in the lobby to store your personal stuff while you work out and there is a bathroom down the hall if you need to change or well....you know.

The Class:
We took the foundational barre class, Barre Code. It was not what I was expecting...at all. But it was a fun, challenging, whole-body cardio and strength class. We utilized 5 lb. kettle bells, resistance bands, and of course, the barre. The instructor was the owner, Kiersten Bond. She was fun, friendly, engaging and motivating. It was fast-paced and energizing, and I was sore the next day. This is a class that I would definitely want to take again.

Blogger Moment. Photo credit: Mai Lyn from Deep Fried Fit
After the 50 minute class we were dripping with sweat, so clearly it was the best time to take some pictures! My phone screen shattered, so I borrowed a few pics from my blogger friends.

Group shot. photo credit: Mai Lyn from Deep Fried Fit
I recommend Kierston's class at the Barre Code Highland Park (Dallas) and of course, ClassPass if you are a fitness scatterbrain like me, and like to try all different types of studios and classes.

Have you ever taken a Barre Class? Have you heard of ClassPass?

I'm so glad I stepped outside my comfort zone last Tuesday night and got to experience a fun new class and meet some amazing people! Thanks to ClassPass and Barre Code Highland Park for the fun!

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  1. It was so great meeting you there! Thank you for the blogger love. Hope our paths cross again :)

  2. I have been wanting to do a barre class for awhile. I may have to look into The Barre Code. And yes, I can imagine nothing better than paying someone to blow out my hair on a weekly basis.


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