Nope. One thing you will NEVER smell in a Studio Barre location is the chemical-laden odor of new carpeting, because we simply don’t believe that it contributes to a healthy and productive studio atmosphere. I had someone ask me recently why we insist on wood floors in all of our studios, and it’s not a decision we made flippantly, so I thought it best if we explain.
In my dream, I seem to be on this giant wheel. And every time I take a step forward, it starts to move faster. Before I know it, I’m jogging, and I can feel myself starting to sweat as I try to keep up. All of a sudden, I’m in a full run, and my heart is pounding in my chest. How do I slow it down?! How do I make it stop?! And then I see my reflection, and I’m at a full sprint on a giant hamster wheel. Crazy right?
Welcome to the February! Do you remember that excitement you experienced when you woke up on the other side of 2015 with SO SO MANY new plans to make?! Maybe you committed to some actual resolutions (potentially while in an inebriated celebratory state), or maybe you simply decided that things needed to change in this New Year but didn’t really have a game plan.
Welcome to 2015! A new year at Studio Barre is such an exciting time – filled with new members and excitement. A new year means the start of a new quarter and new choreography to introduce. A new year means that summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get on the path away from the winter blah’s and towards the warm weather aaah’s. A new year gets people motivated and energized to make changes in their bodies and their lifestyles. We love it.
Have you ever heard that phrase “It takes a village”? My mom friends and I have always used it when discussing our kids – how “it takes a village” to raise our kids right, with strong role models and guidance from the friends and family we chose to surround ourselves with. When our kids are getting into trouble, “it takes a village” to make sure their poor choices aren’t overlooked and that they are held accountable. And of course, “it takes a village” to recognize the individual accomplishments of each child, so that they are surrounded by positivity and love.
The Studio Barre “New Year” is right around the corner! Okay, okay, read the last blog if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Like I said in that post, Labor Day Weekend marks the official end of summer, and the official start of project “all about you”! We don’t need to wait until January 1st to make resolutions about taking better care of ourselves – we have RIGHT NOW! So instead of putting it off, we’re pushing you to step up to the barre and make some positive changes in how your body feels and looks.
Oops…I mean…Happy September 1st?! Actually, here at Studio Barre September 1st is just another January 1st in our books. Labor Day Weekend officially marks the end of summer, marking a clear path towards fall and winter (okay, okay, seasons that are maybe not as obvious here in sunny San Diego). By September 1st, kids are back in school and parents have their schedules back
Do you know what’s the worst? What’s the worst is when a member or instructor comes into the studio sporting a bright red and painful sunburn. It’s inevitable that it happens from time-to-time, right? You get stuck somewhere without enough sun protection (or worse, you opt not to use any at all – shame!), or maybe you’re the mom who slathers her kid up, but forgets to put it on herself until it’s WAY too late. Either way, with the 4th of July drawing us all outside to beaches, pools, and all-day celebrations, we thought it would be good to re-address the importance of sun protection.