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I just finished writing my review of Barre 54, though I’m waiting to hear back from the studio about a final aspect that I know is important to other people. I might not publish it right away, though, as I’m hoping to get Holly’s review as well and publish them together. But we’ll see. Mine is long enough to require a Read More!
That’s ridiculous. I’m shorter than you, have always weighed about the same, and I’ve done strength-training for years. Unless your doctor told you to avoid them due to a muscle issue, I’d ignore the people telling you that. For some reason, there’s the myth that’s always going around that you should “do cardio until you lose weight, then do strength-training,” which is absolute nonsense. Strength-training is not only great for your health, it also helps you lose weight. Building muscle means your body burns more calories at rest, and muscle is much more dense than fat, so you appear smaller at the same weight.Comments
I’m making this public even though it’s off-topic because lately I’ve seen a lot of people asking.
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Time: 58 minutes
Distance: 3.25 miles
- 10 bats
- 8 frogs
I started out on my walk right as the sun was setting, and it was nice walking in the cooling heat as the moon came out. Also, so many frogs.
Today my friend Holly took her first barre fitness class. I’m hoping she’ll write up a review of her experience at Barre 54 so I can publish both of our reviews of the studio at the same time. I thought it’d be nice to see what two different people have to say about the classes.
Today over brunch, Jeremy mentioned that he thinks I should open my own gym in the future. At first I was really hesitant, but the more we talked, the more it sounded amazing. Here are some of the things we want for my future gym:
- No scales. That’s a big one. (We decided on maybe having a body fat measurer available for people doing personal training so you could measure relative body composition.)
- Community-focused, with gym events and an open door policy.
- Support groups.
- A recipe booket printed twice a year or so, with recipes gym members submitted.
- A wide variety of group classes.
- Lots of open spaces, so it’s not cramped.
- Posters on how to modify different workouts for beginners.
- A few more enclosed areas for people who are nervous about working out.
- Machines that would allow people with injuries, disabilities, or limitations to still work out.
- Health-focused employees rather than weight-focused ones.
What would you want from your ideal gym?
“Gimme five, bra!” I mumble excitedly from dancer pose.
Unfortunately, I’m staring into the mirror (and not the eyes of the bra I purport to beckon), there’s no one else in the room, and my outstretched hand won’t be high-fived for days - maybe even weeks.