What You'll Get
With great flexibility comes great responsibility, such as retrieving frisbees from treetops and maneuvering through keyholes to eavesdrop on friends’ awkward blind dates. Stretch to the challenge with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get three drop-in classes at barre3 (a $30 value).
The motivating instructors at barre3 assist all skill levels in flexing their way to premium pliancy while improving balance and strength. The studio hosts multiple styles of classes seven days a week, inviting students to twist and tone with different techniques to achieve full-body results. The original barre3 class sets a blend of yoga, Pilates, and ballet barre exercises to a soundtrack of rousing rhythms, while the barre3 foundations class mellows the pace without sacrificing the challenge, allowing for more focus on the body’s movements. Personal attention from trainers helps clients maintain proper alignment and diminishes their childlike desires to throw tantrums in the middle of grocery stores.
Alleviate the potential difficulty of fitting a workout between daily demands such as work, family, and basket weaving with one-hour classes and on-site childcare ($5 additional charge). After three sessions, utilize your newfound body-movement techniques to stand straighter, leap higher, and impersonate world-renowned contortionists at Olympic-training gyms.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
It’s apparent to anyone who watches ballet that female dancers must be extremely light. After all, they often have to be swept across the stage and effortlessly lifted into the air, and their steps must be as silent as a sneeze at the opera. Yet, as slender as ballet dancers are, they still possess bodies that look as if they were chiseled out of marble. That dancer look—a slim body with long, lean muscles—is what barre3 helps its clients achieve with a combination of ballet-barre work, yoga, and Pilates.
At locations across the country, barre3’s instructors use a three-step process that first focuses on deeply exercising muscles using isometric holds. The workout then elevates heart rate with low-impact movements before cooling down the body with a recovery stretch that also helps elongate body lines.
The workout has proved to be so effective that it has received multiple press mentions, including in the Huffington Post and In Style magazine, and it has even drawn in body-conscious celebrities such as Madonna. Mothers in particular flock to barre3’s classes, as many locations offer on-site childcare.