This past Spring I was able to lead a barre class with Get Fit Seymour, and when the program ended a bunch of people asked me if I’d be continuing to teach anywhere. I wanted to, but the timing just wasn’t right until now. Beginning August 22, 2016, I’ll lead a 45-minute barre class at Riversong Dance Studio in South Knoxville. Classes will be offered at the following times:
- Monday: 6:45-7:30pm
- Wednesday: 7:30-8:15pm
- Saturday: 10:30-11:15am
Cost is $5/class. (This is what I call non-social-club-you-shouldn’t-have-to-be-rich-to-exercise pricing.) Bring your own yoga mat if you’d like, or borrow one of the studio’s. Some water to sip (or guzzle–#August) is a good idea.
If you’ve never tried a barre class:
There’s nothing magic about the barre; in the case of a barre class, it’s just something to hold onto so you don’t fall over. You don’t need a dance background to do a barre class. We don’t dance. We just hold onto the barre sometimes. We don’t really “do” yoga–the yoga mat is for lying upon when we do floor work. Floor work consists of things such as crunches (variations upon), planks, or stretching. There’s a lot of up-and-down in a barre class. It’s not necessarily fast-paced…just a few floor exercises, then back up to the bar, then back to the floor, etc. Oh, and you don’t have to be in perfect shape to take this class. This class may tone you up like a boss but, like I said, this is non-social-club stuff right here, so just bring your real self.
And you’ll like Valerie’s studio. (It’s officially Knoxville’s favorite studio.) And you’ll like Valerie.
So, I’ll see you there, right? A few weeks from now! Yay!