Things have been flipped upside down lately.
I’m practicing health and safety first – meaning I’m pretty much stuck at home – now I really miss all the new workouts I got to try last month! Here’s the full review of last month’s barre/yoga class…(read to the end for live-stream options!)
You all know I love my spinning classes and I’ve even taken to the outdoor track to try out running, but I’m always looking for new ways to move and workout and last month I went and tried out the barre/yoga fusion class at SHAKTIBARRE.
It was 11AM and class was just over the river at the Williamsburg location (the other studio is up in Harlem).
It’s so cozy – everything is pink from the couch to the dumbbells. You can even relax in the front and enjoy a cup of tea.
I also love that it’s a women owned company.
One of the co-founders greeted me while I was there and I got to hear all about their ultimate goal to empower the feminine in everybody and allow safe, body positive movement. They even offer a sliding scale class model so even my single full price class was more affordable than most other NYC studios.
The class itself felt easy to follow but such a workout…we used those cute pink dumbbells and a ballet barre (which made me feel like a ballerina!). My instructor, Emily, used inclusive language in class and offered modifications to every move.
And then *nsync came on…
I’ve been taking my Centrum Multivitamin tablets recently, and they always say it takes only one minute to get all the micro-nutrients I need. Well for the rest of that #vitaminhour, I was able to sweat and dance in my 55 minute SHAKTIBARRE class.
The studio is cozy, inspiring, and so welcoming. After my class, I felt so ready and motivated for the day – I can’t wait to workout with others in a community class again! Maybe I’ll see you in class after this all blows over?
For me, joyful movement is what’s best right now (sorry, no push-up challenge for me!) Instead of trying a bunch of local workout studios, I’ve switched to trying the apps and online workouts from local workout studios (let me know any cool studios I should know!) It’s a great way to support your fellow business owners and community members even if you’re being responsible by staying indoors.
Stay safe and stay moving. We’ll get through this.