"Tru Barre saved my butt…literally! I tried my first class when I was four months pregnant. When I attended the demo workshop I wasn’t sure whether I’d actually be able to do the class or not, but quickly figured out that this was the perfect remedy to take me through my entire pregnancy.
I am driven to remaining as healthy as possible throughout the nine months (10 months really, but who’s counting…) and my commitment to a minimum of two Tru Barre classes per week ensured that I do that.
Even though my doctor said it was safe for me to jog, high impact exercise just doesn’t sound appealing, but Tru Barre helped me to maintain intensity and increase my heart rate without putting any strain on my joints.
I was surprised that using what I would consider super light weights (2 or 3 pounds) helped to chisel my arms. (I usually use 10 or 12 pounders.) Thigh exercises are my favorite. Who knew that so much could be accomplished by even less range of motion?? When I hear “take it to inches,” I know things are about to burn.
For now, I forego abdominal exercises, but the infamous “tuck” that Barre is known for helps to strengthen not only my glutes, but abdominal and back muscles as well. I am hopeful that all this work on my pelvic floor will speed up my return to normal after delivery.
The class format repeats itself with each class so I know what to expect, and it moves at a fast pace, which I like. There is no resting or standing around. Stretching is accomplished throughout the class, not just at the end, so I leave feeling invigorated, not sore.
I still have a few weeks to go before delivery. There’s no getting around the fact that I am just bigger all over…but so far, I have noticed that I stand up straighter; my core is stronger (even though you can’t actually see it); and under all that fluid…my arms and legs appear to have maintained some semblance of tone!
Thank you Tru Barre!! I can’t wait to try it when I’m light on my feet again!!"
Tru Barre is definitely a "True Love"!!!
The classes are always upbeat and fresh each week so you do not get tired or bored of the same routine. I always feel like I am in a personal training session all by myself
as the instructors constantly motivate you and provide guidance during the class to ensure you are getting the most out of each and every session. Tru Barre has definitely changed my life and challenges me to bring my best Tuck, Burn, Shake to each class thanks to Sue and her amazing team in the valley.
In March 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and paraneoplastic myositis. The result of myositis was that my muscles, especially thigh muscles, were completely depleted of any muscle. Pre-cancer I could easily jog 5 miles; post-cancer I could barely walk down a grocery aisle without running out of breath. To date I’ve been cancer free for almost two years. :-)
I love barre because after about 10 months of practice, I have almost completely regained my muscle mass. Moreover, my balance and flexibility are actually better than ever before. Because we work out so many body parts in each class, my arms, abs, tush, etc. become more toned every week.
What I LOVE about the barre instructors is that they are like personal trainers. They push you and keep me pushing myself, but always in a safe way. My knees and back have never hurt from doing barre; contrarily I feel less soreness in these areas.
The barre routines also keep me engaged because each week the routine is different. Thus, I never get bored like I used to when aimlessly jogging on a treadmill.
In sum, with barre, you feel and see immediate results. It brought me back to health, strength, and a core power that no other activity could have done. Thank you Sue, Jillian, and all my inspiring barre friends…I am so grateful.
Dear tuck, burn and shake! I do that and more and I am hooked ! I fell in love , head over heels! Love at first shake! My body thanks you, my husband thanks you, and my quads live the strength after the burn on the ski slopes!
I am a lifer for sure and the company I keep in class makes me laugh and love you more deeply! Thanks Barre booty burn ! Love a new hitched member!
Hey, I played soccer, volleyball and basketball through my 20s. Meaning, I'm not a skilled ballerina nor the most elegant moving girl in class, but I love my barre!
My skinny jeans fit better than ever and I felt great putting on in my swimsuit and tank tops this past summer all thanks to Sue and the Tru Barre studio team. And, I feel stronger than ever!
I have two young girls, work full time and have tons of commitments. Making it to barre is my favorite commitment to myself! And although I curse the 'tuck, burn and shake' in class... I look forward to every minute!
Hey sue! Just wanted to let you know that baby Stover is here! He's 20" and a whopping 8lbs 7oz! He's a total chunk but I only pushed for 40min and had tons of compliments from the doctor and nurses on how strong I was! They were worried with how big he was that I wouldn't be able to deliver on my own, but it was a piece of cake! They also said that working out had gotten Julian used to fluctuating heart rates and made him ten times stronger for delivery as well!! (He's so darn strong he's already lifting his head on his own!). Thank you for keeping me so strong and healthy during my pregnancy!
I have never been one for group exercises but this class has me coming back for more. I appreciate the extra effort you put into it, such as reminding us along our workout to remain in the right form & simply just pushing us to give our best. Thank you!
Tonight was my first class at your studio. I have been very unmotivated to start a workout program as I suffer from chronic lower back pain due to osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. However, after one class I feel amazing!! This is the first I have done a workout that has actually made my back feel good.
-- Stephannie Robertson
Sue + Tru Barre
Thank you- for changing my body, for pushing me past "I can't", for motivating me to be better, for showing me I've got what it takes to be fit, for believing in me. I am so grateful I found you - barre has changed my life.
[OMG] I love what is happening to my body!! The shaping is amazing. In just 7 classes.
Barre, one of the hardest things I will always love! Today was kick ass!
1 week post delivery and back in my pre-pregnancy jeans.