534539_461233297251634_927039750_nYesterday, I took my first FlyBarre class.  Today, I am sore…in all the right places!   I took class at the Plano location, with Kara Liotta, Master Instructor and Director of Training for the FlyBarre program in NYC.  It was a great experience, to take class with the teacher who trains others to teach.  You really get a feel for what the essence of the class is.  Right off the bat, Kara was super friendly and had a dynamic personality that came through when she was teaching the class.  She was very motivating, and pushed us throughout the class to give our best effort.  She paid close attention to detail and explained the exercises in a way that was easy to understand.  I liked that she emphasized proper form the entire time, and gave corrections when necessary.

The workout started off with a energizing warm up.  Then we progressed to sets of abs/trunk, leg and arm movements, barre work, and floor work.  We used a mat, resistance bands, a small ball, and light hand weights (1, 2, or 3 lbs).  The sets of exercises progressed from larger movements, to smaller movements, to pulsing movements, all while working the same muscle group before moving to the next.  You’d think 2 lb weights would be easy to handle, even with high reps, but I felt the burn!  The arm and shoulder sets were especially tough.  We also did a set of hip/glute exercises, lying on the mat, that was killer.  I loved that the class progressed quickly from one set to the next.  It was a very challenging workout!  I have done barre workouts before, and all of them slightly differ in style.  This class was definitely a powerful, athletic type of barre class. Judging from my soreness today, it was an awesome total body workout!

At Flywheel studios, they make it really easy for you to get a great workout in and be on your way.  They have everything you might need for your workout, so you won’t get de-railed if you forget something!  They have the bathrooms fully stocked with hair ties, bobby pins, and extra toiletries.  They have private rooms to shower in if you need to after class that are stocked with Bliss Lemon + Sage products, hairdryers, and towels.  If you do a Flywheel class, they even provide cycling shoes that are ready for you, in your size, at check-in!  They always have a big bowl of fruit at the front desk, so you can grab a banana or apple on your way out.

I loved Flybarre, and I am looking forward to taking another class this week at the Open House in Plano.  If you are in the Dallas area, you’ve got to check it out!  FREE FlyBarre and Flywheel classes all week long.  Call and reserve a spot, classes are filling up fast!

Click on these links for more info on Plano Open House, and how to enter my 5 Class Pack Giveaway…


Clockwise from top left:  Kara Liotta and I, the new Flywheel shirt I purchased yesterday, front of Plano Flywheel/FlyBarre Studio, contents of my awesome Flywheel gift bag: tote bag, sunglass case, racerback tank, and water bottle (Thanks, Flywheel!!), studio lobby (that’s Kara in the picture behind me!)

FlyBarre, 5964 W. Parker Rd, Suite 100,  Plano, TX 75093  T: 214-865-7261  Web: http://texas.flywheelsports.com

*This is a sponsored post. However, the opinions expressed on my FlyBarre experience are all my own.

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