New BARRE in town

This past weekend, I went to a new class being offered at my gym and it was awesome! I felt the burn throughout the class, right after the class and basically still today…  :)

Stacey and Ann Marie of Soul Body Barre have teamed up with Beachfit to start offering a new class in our area called SB Body Barre.

SB body barre at beachfit | BMOREtoned

This new “barre” workout uses a handheld, weighted body bar in place of a fixed bar/dumbbells as well as a ball and bodyweight. We used a 9lb bar and, believe me, we didn’t need anything else! Ann Marie led the class with Stacey’s help demoing and had some great music to help keep the energy (and glutes) up.

SB body barre at beachfit | BMOREtoned

The class goes through various tracks that work your entire body, but focuses on certain muscle groups. Much like a traditional barre class, there is a lot of pulsing, tucking and squeezing, but unlike the traditional barre style this class can be done anywhere!
SB body barre at beachfit | BMOREtoned The small isometric movements work your muscles and tone those little areas you didn’t know could be worked. The moves pull from pilates, yoga, dance and traditional interval strength training, so it’s a good mix for anyone looking for a good toning workout, that still delivers a strong mind-body connection.

Beachfit is the first location to start offering this class in Baltimore and I definitely advise you checking it out! Currently, SB Body Barre is offered at Beachfit every Saturday at 10AM.

They are also looking for instructors so they can offer more classes. If you’re interested, they have an upcoming training in January!

What do you say, what to meet me at the barre? :) 

FloYo Preview at Beachfit!

Jessie Benson - FloYo at Beachfit | sunshine & the bear If you haven’t heard, I love Surfset boards. They are indoor board equipment that mimic the instability you have on the water, but on dry land. They provide you with an insane workout! I’m certified as a Surfset instructor but I’ve really only used the boards for the tracks/moves the Surfset team has created for them, but my friend Jessie had another idea…FloYo on the boards!

FloYo is a mix of yoga and strength training, all done (traditionally) on a stand up paddle board. Jessie is the founder of FloYo and teaches all over the city and state – everything from FloYo in Annapolis to yoga at M. Power to spin at Under Armour…and more! She’s a busy lady! :) So happy she’s started these new classes here in the city!

Jessie Benson - FloYo at Beachfit | sunshine & the bear

Last night, Beachfit Baltimore (located right downtown, across from Chazz and Pazo) hosted a special event for bloggers with Jessie to preview her new classes! It was a great workout and a lovely time for our little group!

Blogger event - FloYo at Beachfit | sunshine & the bear

BMOREtoned at Beachfit | sunshine & the bear

Annie and I, also attending on behalf of BMOREtoned, had a little fun after class. Maybe a little too much fun… haha (thanks Mary for capturing the entire fall haha) 

ANYWAY, classes start next week! There will be a combo spin/FloYo class on Tuesdays at 7pm and a full FloYo class on Fridays at 10:30am! Definitely worth checking out! If you want to test out the board before committing to a full class, you can join Beachfit for a little open house/happy hour next Friday, November 7 at 5pm!

Thanks so much to Jessie from FloYo and the whole Beachfit team for letting us try out the new class and for our goodies! Can’t wait to come back for a class!

FloYo blogger pack | sunshine & the bear