Working out is No. 3 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind not working out and teaching dogs to swear. Spend your time wisely with today's Groupon: for $25, you get five Barre fitness classes at The Barre at Studio 8, located in Delray Beach's Pineapple Grove Arts District (a $100 value).
The Barre workout awakens dormant muscles with a body-boosting cocktail of ballet, yoga, core work, and orthopedic stretches. Qualified instructors attend to students of all fitness levels in one-hour group classes designed to safely sculpt shapelier abs and firmer derrières in as little as two weeks. A ballet barre stabilizes series of deeply toning movements and stretches, and light weights provide the necessary muscle to evict flab from overcrowded upper-thigh tenements. The class schedule currently offers morning classes seven days a week and an evening class on Wednesday nights. Yoga-style attire is recommended, and socks, like pants, are required.
The Barre Studio
After the birth of her second daughter, Kimberly Palacio turned to barre fitness as a means to reclaim her pre-pregnancy physique. The regimen's impressive results prompted her to earn her own certification as a barre instructor and to open The Barre Studio, where clients of all ages, fitness levels, and penchants for collecting leotards benefit from individualized barre training. The studio's intimate boutique atmosphere complements its teachers' devotion to each student's form, which has prompted Atlantic Ave magazine to note that, during her group classes, Kimberly "is watching out for you as much as a personal trainer would." As guests stretch through the barre technique's mix of ballet moves, orthopedic stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates core work, instructors constantly adjust alignment and posture to ensure safety. In addition to barre courses, the studio also holds fat-burning TRX-Kickboxing workouts, which can burn up to 800 calories in 45 minutes.