Bar Method DC Client, Sean Noble
As you might imagine, my first time at Bar Method was intimidating, nerve wracking, and in the end, very humbling.
And yet, I couldn’t wait to go back. No, I’m not a masochist. I am actually afraid of pain. But there was something captivating about how upbeat and friendly the instructor (Liz) was while torturing me.
The moment she said, “float your eyes open and give yourself a round of applause” I knew I’d be back. I was sweating like crazy, my legs felt like rubber, and I had blurry vision. But I knew this was going to change my life.
That was just over a year ago, and Bar Method has changed my life. I haven’t been in this good of shape since I was in high school and I get a “you’re looking great!” on a regular basis.
But more than being in great shape, Bar Method has given me a “healthy addiction” – I really do love attending 4-5 classes a week. It’s the only exercise I’ve ever done that I look forward to and schedule a week or more in advance.
One of the greatest advantages of Bar Method over other exercises is the training and knowledge of the instructors. Safety is their first concern, and the personal attention – while a little startling at first – makes the workout that much more effective.
Additionally, the discipline required to really make your workout effective has translated to other aspects of my life and given me the motivation to be healthier about my eating habits. And, I’m just plain happier.
Bar Method has a great sense of community. Yes, I’m a guy, so it’s not that I totally fit in (although I do love Britney!) but I never feel excluded or judged. One of the mysteries of life is why more guys don’t do this… well, maybe it’s not a mystery, because being outworked by girls everyday in something athletic can have an impact on a guy – but let’s face it, seeing how low Linda goes in thigh work will humble anyone.
Bar Method DC-Bethesda is one of the friendliest places in the world – better than Cheers! (For most of you reading this, Cheers was a great TV show that aired before you were born about a bar where everyone knows your name. Sounds familiar, right?)
If you have thought about Bar Method, but haven’t tried it – make the leap – I promise you won’t regret it.