The past month has been a time for “firsts” for me. This is my first blog and I recently experienced my first barre class. I’m all grown up, now I just need to figure out my linkedin profile and I’ll be a real 21st century adult! I’m just kidding, I am, however, one step closer to figuring out a workout routine that I actually enjoy. Two weeks ago, Ashley and I went to one of our VIB vendor’s workout classes. Haute Barre, located in heart of the West End Shops in St. Louis Park, joined the Forever Bride crew in May and I was so thrilled! We finally have another fitness vendor that will help sculpt our brides and their bridal parties into shape before their big wedding day. Until I realized as part of their joining the program, I had to take a class and write a personal blog about my experience. Now wait a second, events and galas? Sure. Glamorama? Yes. Happy Hours? Of course. But a sweaty gym after work? I think not. Or at least I thought not.
Ashley Hawks, our Vice President, working her core
The Haute Barre experience is one to be reckoned with and hard to say that you did not have fun in the end. Somehow, Amber, the owner of Haute Barre has mastered the art of fitness. She has created a workout class that not only crams cardio, lifting weights, ab workouts, and a totally tushy tuck into one 60 minute class, but she also somehow manages to make it fun. I mean, of course, during the workout there are times you think, “I can’t do this,” “Amber, you’re killing me,” as sweat rolls off your face. But, at the end of the class it is undeniable that you liked the small bit of torture you went through and you realized you were toe-tapping the whole time to those killer 80’s pop remixes. As Amber was pushing you through your low points you were silently singing in your head to that Whitney Houston mashup.
The Haute Shake-it class will have you both “hot” and shakin’ it. It will also have you lifting, tucking, and squeezing as well. But trust me, it’s all for the greater good ladies. You’ll be leaner and more toned at the end of the 60 minutes and the best part is you are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from a a little ahi tuna and a lot of martinis over at Crave! So sign up for your first or your 100th class, just get to shakin’ that booty at Haute Barre!