Statuesque Olya has been attending Aleenta BARRE Flinders Lane since September 2014. She loves barre and that it is targetting those 'female problem areas'. Here is her story...
I live in Melbourne and work in banking. And as my days usually go outside of 9 - 5 I have to be smart on managing fitness/leisure time. I am so happy to have discovered Aleenta Barre as the Flinders Lane studio is just around the corner from my work. I like to train and stretch at around midday which gives me heaps of energy to continue a busy afternoon.
In my early years I used to do Rhythmic Gymnastics on a professional level. But due to the lack of time and some injuries I decided to quit when I was just 15.
Unfortunately this is not a great age for the female body to switch from four hourly training sessions six times per week to no exercise at all. Wishing to have that body back, I have tried many different ways to exercise. I have long legs and I am quite tall (5'11") and I DON'T WANT TOO MUCH MUSCLE!! I only want long beautiful Victoria's Secret model like legs and a perky butt!
And from my experience Barre combined with cardio and a healthy diet is the only thing that has worked in my favour! I have been training at the barre for more than 8 months now and have lost more than 10 kg so far and have completely reshaped my legs and butt. I am hoping for another couple of kilos so I can be a proud owner of that "90 x 60 x90". I have not changed anything else in my routine since starting barre - so attribute the weight loss and toning 100% to barre.
My favorite thing about Barre is that with the ballet moves we specifically target and tone those "female problem areas", whilst staying feminine and graceful.
The weather today was quite literally perfect. Not a breath of wind. And a gorgeous 21 degrees at 9am as we walked out onto the rolling green lawn at the home of Chalk Hill wines & Never Never Distillery in McLaren Vale
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The Tenders are always really energetic and fun, and just a little shout out to Sarah and Courtney because they're really great in just keeping things motivated and alive and really pumped throughout! I've just passed the 500th class mark, which, you know, #500CLUB!