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A Newbies Guide to Your First Barre Class
Posted by : dana tags : barre class, barre in Denver, whole body barre

It’s been five days since I discovered that I have something called a piriformis muscle in my hip area, and today was the first morning it wasn’t yelling at me for trying to walk around my house. After an hour-long barre class at Whole Body Barre in Denver, I spent the next few days with wobbly slinkies for legs, arms twitching when I lifted them above elbow-height, and pretty much everything from my neck down to my toes feeling like they had been kicked by a horse. And I can say that honestly, because I HAVE been kicked by a horse, so I know exactly what that feels like.

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Gift Guide: To Buy a Fitness Tracker…or Not
Posted by : dana tags : barre in Denver

You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve seen the bracelets. If you’re on the tracker bandwagon, you’ve already figured out that these little gadgets can help you keep up with your goals. But people have raised concerns about whether the counts are accurate. And…you’ve also probably seen friends abandon them as a fitness fad. So, are they worth it? We quizzed some clients who wear the gadgets faithfully for pointers.

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Finding the Time
Posted by : dana tags : fitness tips, barre, denver, capitol hill

We’re not going to lie: We’d love to see you in the studio for a yoga, barre, Pilates, or personal training session as often as possible. But…we also get that fitting in classes is tough. We have trouble finding time to work out too. Here are five of our favorite ways to get our bodies moving—even if we can’t fit in a full sweat session.

While you are…

…waiting for someone to call you back, stand up and do several roll downs to touch the ground and relax your shoulders and spine.

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Fitness Fact of Fiction: Nutrition and Supplements
Posted by : dana tags : denver, capitol hill, yoga, Pilates, barre, nutrition

I get a lot of requests at the studio to sell supplements, promote diets, or connect with a nutritionist. I’m fairly wary of most of these. There are so many genetic and metabolic factors that impact an individual’s health that you really need your own degree to deal with that. And while I’ve gotten a lot of training—Pilates, yoga, barre, personal training, and CoreAlign—I’m not a dietician.

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Fitness Fact or Fiction: Is There An Ideal Time to Work Out?
Posted by : dana tags : denver, barre, Pilates, personal training, yoga

Every day you come into the studio with brilliant questions about being your best self. So, we’re debuting a new series where we debate, debunk, or prove a fitness question. This month, we’re tackling a question we answer nearly every week: When is the best time to work out?

Fortunately, the answer is pretty simple: When you can.

Before you roll your eyes, though, we get that fitting in a workout or a class isn’t that easy. We know you are busy. You’re probably balancing work, family, and friends and trying to squeeze in a little “me time.” That’s where we can help.

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More on the topic of balance!
Posted by : Amanda Fletcher tags : balance, yoga, barre, wellness, Pilates

Now that we’ve established that life takes balance, what does that mean? We are constantly told of the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, but aren’t often told how to keep up with these important aspects of life. They tend to be the first thing to fall by the wayside. When the demands of everyday life add up, how do we stay consistent in achieving our personal goals?

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Vote for Us in 5280 Magazine's Top of the Town
Posted by : dana tags : barre, yoga, Pilates, denver

We love this time of year. Crocuses and tulips are popping up. Tiny leaves are appearing on branches all over the neighborhood. People are out and about in our lovely neighborhood. And we get to keep an eye on it all from our sunny studios. All the fresh energy makes us want to move—and we hope you do to—and reflect on all the tremendous things that have happened in the past year.

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