“Lesley square your hips.” “Lesley go lower.” “Lesley chest up, shoulders back.”
Yes, by the end of a Bar Method class, I’m pretty sure everyone knows my name from how often it gets called out. I know some people (really) don’t like this method because it can be embarrassing, but you can’t let it get you down. I mean, even after 30 plus classes (hooray/scary – I am almost able to take Level 2 classes!), I still hear my name being called out on improper form and such. And although, I wish I heard more praises throughout the workout, for as much as I’m paying each month, I want to be pushed and corrected (if necessary) as often as possible in class.
But that’s just me. What are your thoughts?
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A co-worker of mine (hey Julia!), gave me some very sage advice the other day, which really stuck with me. She told me that for each class, I should focus on one goal. Whether it’s sinking just a little bit lower, pushing through one more set of thigh (I shudder just thinking about that), or lifting that leg 1 inch higher, it has really helped me improve my concentration and work that much harder in class.
What helps you get through class?
Water that is…
As Zoolander would say, “Water is the essence of life.” No, but really it is, especially if you’re working out! And before I bore you with rattling off reasons why, here is a fun infographic (I love pictures!) of why and how much water you should be chugging a day.
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