I have recently gotten really into spin class. I hated my first one with the fiery passion of a thousand burning suns. I was so bored and the inhumanely hard seat made me count the minutes until it was over. But for some reason I kept forcing myself to go. Learning that there was a family history of heart disease pushed me to give cardio a real chance and after about seven classes of misery, I started to really like it. And now? It’s a very healthy addiction. While the playlists and instructors change, one thing that doesn’t is the archetypes that seem to always be in every class. Below are the five types of people that seem to have perfect attendance.
I must admit, when the Apple Watch was first announced I was sitting there thinking, “Another Apple product?” I didn’t even consider buying one. I liked my super-trendy-at-the-time Michael Kors watches. Watches are jewelry. That was technology. No thank you.
But then I got really involved in Pure Barre and everyone had one. Everyone. Finally, after saving all of my Visa points and all of my Amex points, a few $5 gift cards here and there, and a Black Friday sale, I bought myself one. Friends – I’m hooked. I love this thing. I can’t believe I took so long to get one. I am never going to go without one ever again. And it isn’t just a love affair based on nothing. If you are on the fence, here are a few reasons why it is wonderful. Continue reading “Why I Love My Apple Watch”
My journey with Pure Barre started just over two years ago. My best childhood friend had been going to Pure Barre back home in California for about six months and had been trying to get me to try it. I had been curious, but, fearing the unknown, I had been hesitant. I finally mustered up the courage on the last day of December 2015. I arrived 25 minutes early for class, so anxious and excited. I was immediately put at ease when the teacher peaked her head out of the course she was teaching, and, with the biggest smile on her face said, “Are you new? Welcome!” She showed me the forms to fill out, and jumped back in to class to keep going. I was touched that she would make sure I was taken care of, even while she was busy teaching! I was already encouraged and class hadn’t even started! The second class began, though, I could tell: this was something special. The upbeat rhythm of the music, the clear set up of where to go and what to do, and the routine of the way we worked our muscles made me feel so in control. I was not only challenged physically, but I also loved how civilized it all was! I was so disappointed when it was over! I ran up to the teacher after class and asked, “can I take class again tomorrow? Do you need a rest day with barre or can I come every day?” Needless to say, I was HOOKED. Continue reading “Pure Love for Pure Barre”
I have never been a fitness clothing snob. I will buy any brand, provided that the items I’m purchasing accomplish three things: I like the feel of the fabric, I can accomplish my workout, and the price works with my budget. While Beyond Yoga is my go-to for the first two, it isn’t always in the budget. When Target announced that they were upping their clothing game and getting in some new designers, I was thrilled. Target’s workout gear has always been affordable, so I was optimistic for the new line Joy Lab.