Miss blACKbook says… “In search of a way to get ACKtive back on the rock this fall? I’ve got you covered right here with Go Figure Barre Studio and Nantucket Ballet. Get the scoop on the two fabulous and fit women behind these classes and why you (and your kids!) should be part of their programs below!”
Meet Christina of Go Figure Barre Studio. This savvy entrepreneur not only owns SIX Go Figure Barre Studios, but also is the mom to three adorable children and finds the time to keep herself fit and balanced thanks to the transformative barre method. I have been practicing with her for the past two years and could go on and on about how much her classes have changed my body and my posture… but I’ll let you hear it straight from my BARRE-tender… right here as she give you the four reasons to get your bod to the BARRE.
Why is BARRE a great fall exercise?
The Figure Method barre class is the perfect way to stoke your metabolic fire as the weather turns cooler! Your exercise tends to move indoors and it’s an ideal time to focus on your technique in class.
What body part does the barre tone that is especially great for fall fashion?
Describe to us how in one month the barre could change your body?
Why do you do it?
Why is ballet perfect for Nantucket kids?
What kind of fun happens at the ballet classes?
Ballet class is a different for each age group – for the tiniest dancers the class is filled with games and imaginative ideas to help them embody different physicality. For example we’ll dance like an elephant then a flamingo or dance like a floating balloon and then a balloon caught in the wind! I also incorporate different props like scarves, hula hoops, and bean bags depending on the activity we’re doing. If I were to ask the tiny dancers what their favorite part of class is I think I would hear “Frozen Freeze dance!” which is how we always end class. For the older levels I think working toward, and then finally performing our end of season show is fun, challenging and incredibly rewarding. The dancers put a lot of work into the final performance but have such a sense of accomplishment and also camaraderie with their fellow dancers at showtime!