When it comes to embracing the shake, Madison Elites said yes! On Monday, March 12th, 2018, members of the Madison Elite Squad got together to belly up to the locally-owned Barre3 to experience a complimentary class, enjoy some Barre3 snacks afterwards, and donate items to Tri 4 Schools!
As attendees arrived they had a chance to meet owner Missy Dunn and get oriented to the warm and cozy studio. Elites picked up their Yelp gift totes filled with water bottles, tissue packs, grippy socks, and hair ties or handkerchiefs. They also dropped off crayons, markers, envelopes, and more for Tri 4 Schools, a non-profit in Dane County that uses the sports of swimming, biking, and running as platforms to get kids active and fight childhood obesity.
Once everyone was settled, Barre3 Madison instructor Anne led the group through an hour-long workout that focused on positivity, challenging yourself, and shaking off the stress of life with prolonged poses and moves rooted in ballet. There were plenty of squats with modifications like going onto your toes and reaching your arms above your head, as well as more dynamic steps with sweeps of the arm. To enhance strength, props like weights, balls, and straps were used to make the most of every calculated pose. At barre, it’s not about the competitive crunch, but about pushing your own strength to the next level. As Anne reminded the group, “hard isn’t bad, hard is just hard.”
After the workout concluded, Anne shared a bit about Tri 4 Schools, and Missy gave the group some more background on her business. Folks were then invited back out into the lobby to enjoy wine, granola, pumpkin cookies, and a cheese board while mingling with the Barre3 staff. Missy was kind enough to extend a discount on merchandise and class packs to those in attendance, and a handful of folks stuck around chatting until past closing. It’s amazing how much bonding can happen once you’re workout buds!
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