Sequins and Sea Breezes: Barre3 in the Park

Barre3 in the Park

4/24/2017

Barre in the Park

Happy Monday babes! I'm coming at you this morning from Las Vegas so if I'm absent in the blogging world, that's why! With that being said, this will most likely be my only post this week since I'll be in Vegas at a conference through Thursday and then I fly back and will probably have a ton to catch up on but feel free to follow along with me on Instagram or Snapchat {pamelanicole84} and see what all we're getting in to. This is my first time at this conference so I have no idea what to expect but it is Vegas so you never know.  Ok, enough about work, let's talk about the weekend!
Saturday morning Kate and I got up bright and early and headed to Winter Park for Barre in the Park presented by Barre3 to get a good workout in to start the weekend. The weather was gorgeous and who doesn't enjoy getting a workout in outside in beautiful weather? 
Barre3
Barre in the Park

If you've never tried a barre class before, I highly recommend it. At first glance it doesn't seem like the world's most difficult workout but I assure you, this is not true. Despite going to the gym at least 2-3 times a week, barre is the only workout that leaves me shaking and sweaty at the end. Even if you visit the gym regularly, barre is going to work your muscles in a completely different way using small, isometric movements to help perfect your alignment, balance your body and work those deeper, postural muscles used in weightlifting. One of the things I love the most about barre is it makes you push yourself and believe in yourself that you can do it
If I can offer you any bit of advice, start small. Even if you're lifting 20 lb weights in the gym, start with the 2 lb weights in barre, or even no weights. It's better to complete the exercises with no weight than to need to take a break because you used weights that are too heavy. And trust me, even the 2 lb weights are going to feel heavy by the time you're done. It may feel embarrassing to have your body trembling in class in front of everyone but shaking is good. Shaking = change and change is why you're there. So embrace the shake. And remember, just like anything, change takes time so don't expect results overnight but you can expect to feel those muscles the next day!


Barre in the Park

Barre in the Park
Barre in the Park

Being a bit of a gym rat, and not a first time barrer (yeah, I just made up my own term for a person who takes barre, deal with it) I wasn't sure what to expect from Barre in the Park, especially without the weights and barre but it was incredibly tough. I was shaking like crazy and dripping sweat by the time it was over but I loved every second of it! Kate and I had a blast, shared some laughs and got an amazing workout in to start the Saturday. 

Hope everyone has a fabulous week! I'll be back next week!

*Linking up with Biana*

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26 comments

  1. This looks like such a fun event!
    Xo, Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com

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  2. I love workout classes like this - not only do you get to enjoy working out but you're doing it outside in nature!! Those 2 pound weights are really no joke!! Hope the conference goes well for you!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. This looks so cool! Have fun in Vegas...well work fun maybe? Say hello to my hometown for me ;)

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  4. We do not have barre in our town but I'd love to try it! Everyone says it's so hard! Have fun in Vegas and safe travels!!

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  5. How fun! I love working out outside like that! Have a wonderful week :)

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  6. A workout in the park sounds like a great way to mix things up! Enjoy your week in Vegas :)

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  7. I do love barre! We don't have Barre3 but we do have Pure Barre and I feel like they are probably pretty similar! I've done an outdoor class with PB and it's so much fun. I agree on the weights - my first class, I thought, "This will be a piece of cake!" WRONG. loved this post - happy monday!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  8. Barre in the park looked like so much fun and you look so fit and fab! Love working out outside when it's nice and getting out of the gym once in a while!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  9. This looks so fun! Barre is so hard - I've only taken a couple classes at my old gym, but I remember shaking like crazy. Have fun at your conference this week!

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  10. what a fun time! still should have made myself go haha. shaking is def a good thing - even if you feel like you look so silly :) hope you're having a good time in vegas so far!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. What a perfect setting and morning for some barre! Have a great trip to Las Vegas - I'll definitely be following along on snap.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  12. That's awesome you and Kate got to go together! It sounds like a great workout. Enjoy your time in Vegas and hopefully the conference won't be too stressful xo Beautifully Candid

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  13. I love Barre3 and what a fun event to take the barre to the park. Jess at Just Jess

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  14. Such a fun time this weekend, and since I haven't been to barre in months I was ridiculously sore yesterday and still a bit today. Those classes are no joke, and yes to starting off with the smaller weights! Have an amazing time in Vegas, and enjoy the conference <3
    Green Fashionista

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  15. So jealous of this - it looks like so much fun! I'd love to do a barre class outside - Enjoy Vegas!

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  16. I love a great barre class especially outside! Love that yall got to a fun blogger meetup! So fun :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  17. I've always wanted to try Barre, but I've never actually taken the plunge and tried out a class. This Barre in the Park looks like the perfect way to start off your Saturday morning though, and I believe you that you were shaking by the time you were done with your workout!

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  18. Love your outfit especially the back of your tank and sports bra! That's a fitness fashion outfit worthy of it's own post right there! Looks like there was a huge turn out and always great when the weather cooperates to enjoy a nice workout outdoors.

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  19. What a fun event! And love your outfit!

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  20. This sounds so fun- I love that it was outside!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. I loveeee Barre3! I go to our Barre3 in the park when they have them and it's the best! My favorite workout ever! Hope Vegas is going great!

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  22. Yay, Vegas. My favorite town! Have so much fun. Love the back of your shirt.

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  23. so fun!! and your outfit is so cute! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  24. I have legit always wanted to try this!

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