Monday night I finally got myself out of the house and downtown for a much needed solo workout.Most of my workouts these days involve pushing a double BOB or trying to fit in an at home barre or yoga class either while the kids are sleeping or during the day while I trip over them. That being said when I found out about the ClassPass Fitness Night out at The Bar Method I was all over it. Now this was my very first The Bar Method class and actually it was my first official bar style class because while I love my barre3 online program I still have never taken an official class.
The Bar Method here in Portland is located in the Pearl District. The location is perfect for me and I had no problem finding street parking which was great considering it took me 40 minutes (I left 45 minutes early) to get there from my house yesterday so I had no time to spare searching for a parking spot.
I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the studio and honestly I was a bit nervous considering it was my first visit. Nothing to worry about though because as soon as I entered I was greeted with warm welcome of big smiles and hellos. I checked in, filled out my health history and waiver. Once all of the administrative tasks were completed I took a little tour of the facilities and let me tell you this studio is small but it is beautiful and fully equipped. There are lockers for you to use which include a key which is so prefect for me because I never remember a lock. There are also showers which is great for taking a class before or during your work day or maybe before heading out in the evening.
Finally I headed into the actual studio room (see above) and thankful another blogger I had met at an event the day before was also in attendance and had taken a bar method class before was there. She helped me out with getting the necessary items (two sets of weights and a towel) that I would need for the start of the class. Then it as go time!
You guys this workout seriously kicked my butt. I had an amazing time and the instructors are really great. During the class I received a little extra help because lets face it my form is a work in progress but I loved how the class was super hands on and personal – you don’t feel like you just an anonymous participant but actually are part of a group. The instructors provided little adjustments when needed as well as verbal instructions on how to improve positioning/stance which helped to make sure we all got the most out of the workout.
Conclusion: I will be back. I loved The Bar Method class and the studio and instructors.
After the class there was a mini-reception in the lobby thanks to ClassPass. We enjoyed snacks from Luna Bar and Portland Juice Co. Side Note: the best Portland Juice Co. juice (IMO) is the Karma.
Thank you ClassPass (and Jess from ClassPass for including me in this event) and The Bar Method for hosting! I look forward to trying more classes via ClassPass and returning to The Bar Method in the next week or so.
So all this mention of ClassPass – what in the world is it?
ClassPass is a monthly membership to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are thousands of classes available to ClassPass members, including cycling, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts, and more.
For $79 – $99 a month (price varies by city), ClassPass members get unlimited classes to studios in the ClassPass network. While members can take as many classes per month as they’d like, they can visit the same studio up to 3 times per monthly membership cycle.
ClassPass is located in so many cities around the US, Canada and even London!
Have you ever tried The Bar Method? If yes, what did you think? How about ClassPass- have you given it a try? I just signed up for another The Bar Method Class for next week!
Disclaimer: I attend this event at no cost. I was not required to blog about my experience but I chose to because it was a great one. Additional Disclaimer: affiliate link included via “ClassPass” links.
This is awesome. My workout routine can admittedly get a little bland. I’ve been trying to figure out a good and affordable class to attend to shake things up. Thanks for the information here! Cheers!
I loove Class Pass and Bar Method. Such a great class and time seeing you! Let’s keep working on finding another class to catch together soon.
I’m so glad that you could make it and that we were able to attend the PDX blogger event together too!! I will def. let you know if I make it out to Portland again!
Yes! So great to meet you (finally) and I hope you and your fiance make it back soon.
Good to hear that they take the time to correct form to make sure you are doing the exercises in the right way to best benefit you and not injure yourself!
Looks like a lot of fun! I bet it’s a great workout!
Marlynn Jayme Schotland
I haven’t been to Bar Method, but I’ve taken a different barre class and loved it. So glad you had a wonderful experience!
This was my first barre class in a studio. I have been doing barre3 at home for about a month now but haven’t tried it in a studio. Hoping to try Pure Barre and Xtend Barre this month. Which barre classes have you taken?
Sarah @ Will Run for Pasta
I spy Erika!! Sounds like you guys had a great time, I still haven’t tried a bar class but it looks fun. My workouts are down to what I can do at home and outdoors, but Class Pass sounds like a really cool option, especially if you like variety!
It was such a fun class! If you get a chance to try one you really should. I know that there is at least one barre studio in Wilsonville – maybe you could check it out sometime?