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Contributing Writer Amanda Hanowitz • @getWITZit
Exercise can be a way of life and a way to better yourself. Sick of your typical exercise regimen? Do you roll out of bed and force yourself to the gym only to walk/run/elipse at 6.0 for 45 minutes?
Exercising shouldn’t be tedious, it should make you feel good. You should actually want to exercise.
The Bar Method
(The most epic exercise you will ever do.)
I work at the front desk of a studio in my hometown. Regardless, it’s a magical workout that has completely transformed my body. So jump on.
Think of it as a combination of pilates, yoga and ballet.
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It’s the best full body workout of your life.
The Bar Method sculpts your body by improving posture and targeting all muscle groups during each one hour session. The Bar body is one with sculpted arms, flat abs, a lifted seat and elongated thighs. Need I say more?
Different studios create friendly, relaxing and unique environments to exercise in. Instructors pride themselves on being personable and knowing members by name. It allows them to give each student individual attention and ensures maximum safety and success.
Doing bar method three to five times a week is suggested and is sure to get you your best body for life.
There are different packages to fit your lifestyle. Not ready to commit to a workout regimen everyday for a month? Try a 10-class package. Want to try it out and then decide if you’re hooked? Try a one-class pack. Individual classes vary in price; however, most studios offer one class for around $25. The more classes you buy, the more money you save!
This eccentric cycling workout combines inspirational coaching with high-energy music. It’s an engaging workout that benefits both the mind and the body (according to SoulCycle).
A friend of mine is an avid SoulCycler and can’t say enough. “I really enjoy the ambiance, as corny as that sounds,” she said. “The lights are dim and calming, the inspirational quotes drive me through my workout and I really enjoy the full experience.”
Similar to the Bar Method, SoulCycle offers a 60-minute full body experience. It burs calories and gets your heart rate up at the same time.
“By keeping the lights low and riding by candlelight, SoulCycle creates a cardio sanctuary where riders can come to clear their heads,” according to SoulCycle.
Try a single class for $34-$40, depending on location. Buy up to a 50-class package and dive in.
Want a workout experience different from your typical tedious routine? Want to tone and perfect your entire body? Stressed about your day? Need a pick-me-up? Want to have some fun?
Try the Bar Method or SoulCycle, maybe even both! Not only will you get a better body; You will be on track to better your life and be happier while doing it.
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