Friday I took my first Barre class. I went into the first class thinking this would be a little bit of a recovery from the HIIT & Bootcamp classes. BOY WAS I WRONG! It was all about strength, flexibility and core. We started with squats for a LONG PERIOD OF TIME. It felt like forever. My legs burned like I don't think they ever have before.
OK - I have long legs, I am not flexible. Once again I WAS PATHETIC. We did some stretching exercises where I had a partner. You sit with your feet together, legs straight and hold hands to pull on each other and stretch your legs. HAH! What a riot. Just sitting in that position was a challenge for me. FORGET STRETCHING. The poor woman I was paired with had her arms stretched beyond her feet, because I couldn't even get close to my feet!
All these people on the floor looking like dancers and gymnasts. And then there is me!
Ok - I know how important this is and as awful as it was. I actually liked it. How weird is that?