• Hoboken Fitness: Local Barre {Review}

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    We’re back with another Hoboken Fitness Review! This time: Local Barre {check out a past visit here}.

    If you’re unfamiliar with barre, here is a definition:

    • Barre: Combines Pilates, yoga and ballet moves to give you beautiful, sculpted, lean muscles – without the impact and injuries dancers endure.

    I have been to barre classes before, and wanted to try out the three studios that Local Barre runs in Hoboken. There is one downtown by the Path {which is the one I visited}, one on the west side of town in the Monroe Center, and one uptown at Maxwell Place. They are all different, but they all offer a killer workout {in a good way}. I tried the regular barre class, called Open Barre. Check out the schedule here and read about the different types of classes here.

    I broke down the studio space and class below, but I want to start by saying that I really enjoyed my workout at Local Barre. It’s easy to become addicted to the class and it is really true what they say: After only 3 weeks, you’ll start to notice a difference in your body {if you go to barre class 2-3x a week}. It’s not an easy workout and it truly tests your muscle endurance. Afterwards, you’re left feeling strong and confident. Read more about barre here and check out my broken down review below:

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    Have you been to barre at Local Barre? What did you think?

    PS: Stay tuned for a Hoboken Girl Social coming in exactly 2 months {October 15th – save the date!}

     


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    Sam is originally from the Jersey Shore, and has been living in Hoboken for the last few years both downtown and uptown. By day, she works in Social Media Marketing in New York City, and by night she's scoping out all of the fitness classes that Hoboken has to offer! When not working, doing Pilates, trying new restaurants, or hanging out at Pier 13, you can find Sam hanging at the beach with her family (or eating Italian food from Lisa's).


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    • I agree the Barre classes are great but they have to be part of a work out routine that includes EVERYTHING. You will see results after a few weeks as long as you keep your diet in check but after awhile, if ALL you do are Barre classes your body will stop changing. Your body needs cardio, stretching, strengthening, ect. The bottom line, mix it up, do everything you enjoy, Walk bike, barre, boot camp and realize the importance of keeping your body guessing. Anyone who tells you all you need is __________, run.

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      • I agree! I’ve talked to woman who say they do barre 2-3x a week which really helps them in the toning and tightening department, but feel they also need to add cardio to get the most benefits and transformation. I’m not a huge runner, so the elliptical and stair master have been great additions to my local barre routine!

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