The only thing that separates willowy professional dancers from willowy giant squids is the vertebrate skeleton. Obtain a physique worth flaunting in front of amazed cephalopods with today’s Groupon for fitness classes at The Bar Method in Denver or Boulder. Choose between the following options for each location:
- For $30, you get three 60-minute fitness classes (up to a $60 value).
- For $99, you get 30 days of fitness classes (up to a $225 value).
Harnessing the principles of various exercise styles, Bar Method classes at the Denver and Boulder studios grant participants the benefits of interval training, isometrics, dance conditioning, and physical therapy. The unique workout burns fat, sculpts muscles, refines figures, and improves strength to transform bodies faster than cars transforming into miniature weasels.
In the comforts of either studio, students can sweat through high-intensity exercises rooted in lower-body positions and floor exercises. Because of its focus on stretching and low-impact demeanor, The Bar Method helps moms-to-be reduce aches and swollen joints from pregnancy and also provides excellent practice for Gumby impersonators.
The Bar Method
In 1959 German dancer Lotte Berk turned a back injury into the beginnings of a fitness phenomenon. Whether it was clairvoyant foresight, a prophesy spelled out in alphabet soup, or just plain stubbornness to dance her way through an injury no one knows, but her combination of ballet training and rehabilitative therapy formed the foundation of The Lotte Berk Method exercise studio. In 2001, after decades of running her own Lotte Berk studio, journalist and entrepreneur Burr Leonard teamed with a physical therapist to refine the movements of this workout to target specific muscles while reducing the impact on joints. The result became known as the Bar Method. Since the opening of Burr’s first studio, The Bar Method franchise has grown to 65 locations in 18 states across the United States and British Columbia, Canada. More than 80,000 students take these classes per month including celebrities Drew Barrymore, Ricki Lake and Anna Paquin.