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  1. Emma @ be mom strong on September 21, 2014 at 1:10 am

    What music do you use when you teach barre? I start teaching in Oct and am wondering if I should choreograph or just use upbeat background music


    • Fitnessista on September 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      i’m lucky that our studio provides the music. i just pick a playlist and go! i would use upbeat remix music of top 40 stuff as background music

  2. Monica on April 2, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Hi Gina,

    I’d like to know what barre program you teach and where you trained.
    Thank you. Love your blog.

    • Fitnessista on April 2, 2015 at 8:11 am

      hi monica,
      i don’t like to post on the blog where i teach for safety reasons. if you are interested in training, the studio where you teach will train you. that’s what i did here in san diego. i trained through one of the studios here and teach their method. for my youtube videos, i do my own stuff

  3. Monica on April 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you, Gina. My question was what barre program you trained for and your honest opinion about it. There are lots of barre programs out there; like Booty Bar, Barre 3; Extend, etc I live in Europe 🙂

    • Fitnessista on April 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      yeah, i don’t post where i trained because that’s where i currently teach.i recommend trying a few studios to see which one you enjoy!

  4. jen on February 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    The Barre method really develops core muscles with minimal pain. Found a great place in Mansfield, DREAM Barre and Fitness.

  5. Keith Ann on November 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I have a question, I am new to barre (and LOVE it) I’m wondering how much is too much? I know people who go everyday and my studio says 3-5 times a week. Is it okay to go four days in a row or is it like weight lifting where your muscles need a recovery day in between? I have gone three times a week and I have gone 5 days in a row. I haven’t seen much change in my body but I certainly am stronger especially cardio wise. I am not new to working out, I’m a P90X and Fix X girl–I was recently introduced to barre so I have added that to my list and I want to make sure I get the most out of it and don’t over do it. Thanks

    • Fitnessista on November 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      i would do 3-4 times a week on non-consecutive days 🙂 so happy you’re loving barre! it’s one of my faves, too

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