Friday, May 21, 2010

Back at the Barre

I was bored the other night and wanted to give my (relatively) sedentary body a little shake. Plus, I wanted to hang out with Marie, one of my most favorite people in the world. So I decided to attend a barre3 class again after months. (The third Charmed One, Tata, joined us for dinner and drinks after class.)

Photo from here.

As I explained in my old blog, barre3 is a mix of Pilates, yoga, and the ballet barre. The first time I tried it, I found it a bit challenging, but it seems Teacher Marie has upped the level of difficulty. That, plus my decreased endurance and flexibility equals pain two days later. My core (under the omnipresent layer of flab) is feelin' the burn! I wonder how the lone dude in the class is feeling though. I could see him struggling, but I was so rooting for him because he just soldiered on!

Even though I faltered during some poses or reps, I felt like such a star in class because Marie kept saying, "Nice one, Tish!" Unbeknownst to the rest of the class, it was probably just because our teacher knew my name. Har.

I've got a short checklist of new sporty things to try for this year. I'm aiming for one new thing a month, but so far, I only have three things on my list. Well, five, but I'm iffy about the last two I just thought of. Keep y'all posted!

barre3 classes are held at The Spa, Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, and at Alabang Town Center. Get more info, including class schedules, here.


  1. Wee, welcome back to MNL! :)

  2. Thanks!:) I just realized I've been on a plane every month since Feb. Wonder if I can keep this up. Haha

  3. I've been meaning to try this Barre3 for since I started reading about it in blogs this year, but I kept putting it off. I'm going to try it this Saturday na talaga, no excuses na! Excited na ako!

    Good luck with that list!

  4. Go go go! It's fun! Try to attend when Marie's the teacher, she's awesome.:) And I'm not just saying that coz she's my friend. Haha

  5. this looks cool.... should have this here in malaysia.

    love your blog :D

  6. Hey Lily! Thanks for dropping by! Will try to post something new tonight!


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