“It’s a great workout, coupled with some social time after class,” Reed said. “You can hang out with your friends or meet new people.”
Barre workouts are nothing new to Reed who has studied dance since childhood. She knows firsthand the many benefits of adding regular barre training to your fitness routine.
“There’s definitely a toning component because you’re working specific muscle groups in a way that you might not be used to,” Reed said. “And, although it’s not a high-impact workout, you’re increasing your heart rate, which increases cardio capacity over time.”
While barre classes can help strengthen and tone and increase stamina and metabolism, these are not the main selling feature of Barre at the Bar for the longtime dancer, now an instructor.
“It’s fun, and if you find something fun, that you like, you’ll go back,” she said. “And each barre class is slightly different, so you don’t get bored.”
And hosting the class in the club, rather than a fitness studio, also takes the intimidation factor out a bit for newcomers.
“It’s more accessible,” Reed said.
While Barre at the Bar currently only takes place a few times a year, Reed also teaches Day Yoga for those who want to add regular barre workouts to their fitness routine.
Barred at the bar
What: A 60-minute barre fitness class designed for all abilities, followed by a drink of your choice
When: August 6, 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Hidden Gem Music Club, 507 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Cost: $20, drinks included
Plus: Bring a mat
Info: Visit https://dayyogastudio.com/ or Day Yoga on Facebook