Smart Barre: Fitness For Today’s Busy Mom

Alamo City Moms Blog is excited to partner with the woman-owned Smart Barre fitness boutique designed for women only.

It’s January, and you know what that means: resolutions. Even if you don’t physically write a few down, it’s always good to reflect, refocus, and re-prioritize at the start of the year. One of the most popular resolutions is to get back in shape. As a mom leaving her thirties later this year, this resolution has been top-of-mind. However, my time is already limited and overloaded with school activities, work, and family responsibilities. How will I ever find time to workout? Enter Smart Barre.

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You may have heard the name or driven past one of the studios but, like me, felt intimidated walking in to see what it’s all about. So when one of the owners reached out to Alamo City Moms Blog, I was able to ask questions and truly understand how it works. And you know what? It’s a great fitness option for today’s busy mom! This fitness boutique owned by women and created for women only offers a very efficient and highly effective, full-body workout that creates a lean, stronger physique without the sweat. Yes, you heard that right – no sweat! I don’t know about you, but the thought of schlepping a gym bag full toiletries and clothes to shower after an intense workout only adds more time and effort to a fitness routine. Plus, it may sound silly, but I spend a lot of money coloring the gray in my hair, so daily shampooing quickly sabotages those efforts. Needless to say, I was all ears when it came to Smart Barre.

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I learned that it’s made up of simple movements that are modified to accommodate your fitness and comfort level. The workout can best be described as a blend of ballet, pilates, and yoga set to energizing music and taught by fun, motivating instructors. You intensify the routine by going lower and holding each movement longer while increasing the repetition. This way, you never plateau and can continue to push yourself.

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The main focus of the workout is body awareness. It’s called “smart” barre because you think through each movement. You create a mind-body connection through awareness of how your muscles are working together and against each other to sculpt a stronger, leaner body. Form is very important, and it’s key to achieving a metabolic burn. This allows you to not only burn calories in class, but more importantly, after class and throughout the rest of the day.
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Results can happen in 10 or fewer classes. You need to be consistent, but you don’t necessarily have to do it every day to see a change. Consistency and balance are key to making it an effective workout. It’s also easy on your joints and improves your posture, balance, and muscle tone to help you lose weight. You’ll notice your muscles becoming more defined instead of simply bulking up.
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Plus, each Smart Barre fitness boutique is intentionally designed to look and feel like a spa. It’s much more feminine and sophisticated than a traditional gym and offers a peaceful ambiance in which to work out. Think of it as a retreat from your worries, stress, and busy life.
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They have three convenient locations around town: Alamo Heights, Alon Town Centre, and their newest studio in Stone Oak. See their website for exact addresses and class times. The online booking system is very easy to use, and they offer a variety of packages and pricing to accommodate your needs. However, Smart Barre is currently offering ACMB readers their New Client Special of unlimited classes for $100/month. Call (210)822-0584 or email [email protected] to learn more.
Plus, they have partnered up with the infamous chef Tim the Girl to give Smart Barre clients 20% off her Detox Meal Delivery Service. Sounds like a win-win all the way around and a great reason to get back in shape.
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