The Bar Method has absolutely changed my life. I began to grow frustrated with my body after having my three children. I never had the time or the energy to devote to an exercise regime and also, didn’t have the desire.
I have had continuous back trouble since I was a young adult. If I went to a doctor, they would recommend surgery; if I went to a chiropractor, they would recommend continuous physical therapy. I wasn’t interested in either option, but I knew I desperately needed relief from the pain and I began pain management epidurals in January of 2009.
One day in October of 2009, while having lunch with a friend, she told me about a new class she was taking called the “Bar Method”. I was intrigued by her explanation and went home that evening to Google it. Upon seeing Burr Leonard and reading her philosophy on physical wellness, I immediately looked for a studio in my area. I was lucky enough to find the Shrewsbury NJ studio and went to a class the next day.
After my introductory class, I thought “this is hard, not sure it’s for me, perhaps I should sleep on it before joining another physical fitness program I’ll never complete”. After all, I have had gym memberships that I never attend.
The evening after taking the class I began to feel sore…I liked that, it’s a great feeling to know I was doing something that was going to help me achieve my goals, physically and mentally. It made me to want to go again. I began to attend classes five times a week.
I have certainly grown as a student since my initial classes. The Bar Method positions are very challenging and require a lot of concentration in order to target the correct muscle group.
I absolutely LOVE my class and will beg, steal and borrow to be able to attend.
I have gone from a size 6/8 to a size 2. The compliments I receive are certainly welcome and they make me know that my hard work is paying off. I have never enjoyed exercising, but now my body looks like I never thought it could. Besides all of that, I feel great! My back is so much stronger now, which in itself is such a reward.
Coincidentally after starting my addiction to “Bar”, I watched the documentary
“Food Inc”, which along with the desire to really make what I do in class count, caused me to change my diet. I am eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, and organic food.
I am also sharing this wonderful new lifestyle with my family!
Thank you Chrissy and the Bar Method staff.