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Find me at the Bar(re)

If you would have said a few years ago that a Barre workout would change me I would have laughed at you. I spent my twenties and early thirties thinking I had to push myself so hard and it had to be high impact to change me.

In the last few years I have learned that it doesn't need to be high impact to make a huge impact. It was a program I watched on PBS that was the game changer for me. It was called Aging Backwards. Check out a bit about it here.

That program showed me low impact moves making a huge difference in people's lives.

Now, there is something similar I can do in my home and this makes me excited!

Another thing that you may not know about me is that I did belly dancing lessons for a couple of years when I lived in Miami. What belly dancing did for me was got me in touch with my inner female and I tell you I think that brought about changes I am still seeing today! I believe this Barre workout program will continue that feeling of being in touch with my inner female.

So what exactly is it... well I have done 3 workouts now and I can't stop smiling... but here are the key bits of information you might need to know.

What is Barre Blend™? Barre Blend is a low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program that helps you create a lean, toned physique through a fun fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training. Super Trainer Elise Joan will make sure you feel the burn as you sweat, stretch, and strengthen with moves that help chisel your waist, define your arms, lean out your legs, and lift and firm your booty—without bulking you up. You can feel graceful, strong, and gorgeous in just 60 days.

What makes it unique? Barre Blend is Beachbody’s first barre program, and with Elise Joan, our very own barre expert, professional dancer, and 3 Week Yoga Retreat® co-creator as your trainer, you know you’re going to get amazing results. Elise draws inspiration from her extensive fitness and dance background to design full-body workouts that include high-rep, small-range movements and isometric holds, as well as compound, full-range exercises, targeted core work, and dynamic stretches. And every 30- to 40-minute workout includes light weight training and cardio intervals to keep your heart rate up so you can burn maximum calories and fat. You’ll work out with Elise and the cast in real time, 5 days a week, which makes you feel like you’re in a high-end barre studio with a super-supportive community. Best of all, no dance experience or ballet barre is required. With Elise’s impeccable cueing and any sturdy household object at the right height (such as a chair, sofa, or countertop), you’ll be able to unleash your inner dancer with full self-expression right from your first workout. And to keep you motivated and uplifted, Elise has created “I AM” Daily Motivation Cards with her most inspirational messages to help you cultivate a positive mindset every day.

Who is Elise Joan? Barre Blend creator Elise Joan

is a former professional dancer who has taught barre-based fitness and yoga for over a decade. She’s an inspirational mind/body professional with multiple fitness certifications and co-creator of the Beachbody® program 3 Week Yoga Retreat. She has been a wellness expert and host with Lifetime Television, ABC News, E!, Extra, CBS News, and, among others. Known for her positive, joy-filled teaching style, Elise is excited to bring her love of dance and movement to even more people with Barre Blend.

Here is a video about the program.

The last time I was at the barre was when I was about 4 years old. I am happy to be back! The workouts are humbling... and I will say this... they will work you! So start the new year with me and try this program! Fill out this short form and I will add you to my Facebook info group!

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