BARRE, Mondays and Wednesday, 1:30-2:30pm, January 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 (introductory $50 fee),, RH Johnson Fitness Center, Fitness on Demand Room; limited to 16 people; $60 fee per session.
Barre is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, and muscle strengthening that utilizes yoga, Pilates, and orthopedic exercise hands-on training. The focus is on alignment and strength that results in better posture, better movement, and a better you! This one-hour class will help build proper alignment, strengthen the muscles to support that alignment, and leave you feeling strong and successful.
Never stale, the ever-evolving mix of movement is always fresh, fun, and challenging. The Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout ends with stretching to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The barre technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up! You get a total workout with your body sculpted, mind sharpened, motivation heightened, and attitude transformed!
Instructor Bernadette Gasior has run seven marathons and earned trophies and medals for countless 5K and 10K races across the country. At 54, she decided to pursue her aspiration to become a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor and to this day, continues to promote and create a healthy support system to her friends and family. She has introduced a higher level of fitness and endurance training to many people, through in home personal and owned and operated the Laveen Fitness Boot Camp and trained many clients for numerous marathons. Encouraging people to make fitness the most important part of their daily regime for a healthier, longer heart-healthy life is a personal passion and she loves sports, bike riding and making jewelry.