Physique 57 Barre Meetup

Hi friends! I’m having an absolute blast here at the IDEA World Fitness convention. It’s my first year attending and I’m already blown away by the incredible classes, lectures and vendors. It’s definitely going to put a little pep in my teaching step and give me new strategies and tools to use when I teach. I feel inspired to become a better instructor and I’ve only been here for one full day. I’ll be posting a full recap of the conference, but in the meantime, I wanted to post about a fun event from Physique 57: a complimentary class and meetup at their Beverly Hills studio.

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(With Lindsey, who kindly led us through the workout torture)

I had to take a cab to the studio from downtown, and let’s just say that traffic in LA is a liiiiiitle different than Tucson traffic 🙂 I made it about 10 minutes before class started, and hopped into the room full of blog friends. Thank you again to everyone who made it out to the event! Hope you had as much fun (or “fun,” haha) as I did.

Here are some pictures from the barre burning:

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If you’ve ever taken a class (check out this Focus On post if you’re curious about P57), you already have an idea of the format: a warmup (with marches, muscular endurance with high rep, low weight dumbbells, and some pushup variations).

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(Tracy, rocking out some rows! Hope you had a happy birthday, too, friend)

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After warming up, we went to the barre to fully burn out our thighs, glutes, work arms a little bit more, and lastly, our core.

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The instructor Lindsey was absolutely phenomenal. One of the things I love the most about P57 is that the instructors are always kind and motivating– they never seem to use fear tactics or make you feel badly if you can’t do all of the reps (which is usually close to impossible, at least for me, haha). She walked around and helped with form, and joked around with us. Even though class was wicked challenging, I think it went by extremely fast.

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Afterwards, we hung out in the studio, where there were goodie bags for everyone who attended, including Blue Diamond almonds, Nekter Juice Bar and Carbon38.

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(with Ashley, Jenny and Alyssa)

Thank you again to Physique 57 for hosting such a fun event, and to all of the ladies who joined me for a little workout. I loved meeting you and getting to hang out afterwards!

If you’ve been wanting to take a P57 class and don’t have access to a local studio, they kindly offered a discount code for their online classes. (15% off and expires August 14th)

1. To access the videos, visit the site here:

2. Click any of the videos and click WATCH NOW

3. A new screen will pop up for you to register. Enter an email address and a password.

4. Click “Enter promo code” on the next screen and enter your access code: P57Fitnessista

5. Once you enter your code you can play any of the videos. Enjoy!

What are you up to this Friday? Any fun fitness events coming up this weekend?

See ya later with some Friday Faves. I’m off to take class with Chalene Johnson! Oh em geeeee. Also, the project I’ve been hinting about: everything is finally ready and the post will be up Monday morning.



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  1. Lisa on August 9, 2013 at 9:57 am

    That sounds like such an awesome time! I absolutely love the physique 57 workouts, but I’ve never actually been to a studio. I’m assuming it’s about 10 x better when you can actually take it live. I pretty much have the whole DVD memorized now;)

    • Physique 57 on August 9, 2013 at 11:24 am


      Hope you will give our online workouts a try! They’re sure to make you feel the burn in new and challenging ways!!


      Natasha Attal
      Digital Marketing Manager
      Physique 57

  2. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat on August 9, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Yay…this sounds like such a fun time! I’ve never tried the physique 57 workouts, but I’ve heard a lot about them and they sound awesome!

    • Holly Green on August 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Same. Never heard of it but going to look into it for sure 🙂 I’ve been looking for new exercise challenges. Great post.

  3. Amy @ The Little Honey Bee on August 9, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Omgd Lindsey’s calves are so jacked! haha I just tried a barre class (similar to physique 57 in the ballet aspect) and it was legitimately the hardest workout ever. My muscles burned!!! It was “fun”… enjoy the rest of your time!

  4. Megan on August 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

    That looks like a blast! 🙂

  5. Suzi @ Confessions of a Fitness Instructor on August 9, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Oh I can’t wait to find out what the project is!!!

    I love P57, and love how consistent they are with the looks of their studios! I’ve only been to the SoHo location but even if I didn’t know you were at P57 I would have “known” just by the look of the room.

    P.S. I think you have to be a robot to make it through one of those classes without needed at least one break!!

    • Physique 57 on August 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Hi Suzi,

      Thanks for the compliments. When are you coming back to the barre? We miss you!


      Natasha Attal
      Digital Marketing Manager
      Physique 57

  6. Amy on August 9, 2013 at 10:28 am

    I love reading about how people are inspired and even more passionate about what they do! It’s great to read and see where you travel to for fun and work:)
    I am already happy since I only had 3 days of work—got out of town for a couple of days—to Duluth MN…….just 2 hrs from Mpls, MN. It was so relaxing—-tomorrow I’m getting my first facial……can’t wait! Pampering is good—I have to remind myself—gotta take care of the skin! A walk around one of the city lakes and lunch w/ a friend after that. Should be a fun wknd………

  7. Lucie@FitSwissChick on August 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

    That sounds like such a great time you have!
    I heard of Physique 57 but never done it before. Thank you for the link, will check it out!!

    • Physique 57 on August 9, 2013 at 11:22 am


      Great to hear that you will be trying our online workouts. I suggest starting with one of our Classic 57 Minute workouts or with Physique F.I.T.


      Natasha Attal
      Digital Marketing Manager
      Physique 57

  8. Rebecca on August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    It was a fun class! I’m still a little bit sore 🙂 It was nice meeting you!

    • Physique 57 on August 9, 2013 at 11:21 am


      Thanks for visiting us at the barre this week. Hope to see you again soon!

      Feel free to get in touch with any questions.


      Natasha Attal
      Digital Marketing Manager
      Physique 57

  9. Ashlee@HisnHers on August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I used to dance and nothing I do now gets my body back to that place! I’m so happy that Barre is getting to be so’s probably the closest thing to the real deal!

  10. Tabatha on August 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Oh My Geeeeeeee!!!! Love Chalene! I’m so jealous right now:) Enjoy your day!!!!

  11. Tara on August 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Looks so fun! Awesome that you get to try so many fitness classes as opposed to teaching them. PS: The instructor is so gorgeous even while workin’ out! Love it.

  12. Alyssa on August 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

    It was so nice to meet you, and I am so glad I was able to claim a spot at the event! And, ditto to Rebecca’s comment–my legs are still sore from the workout! Glad you are enjoying the conference, and I hope you are able to make it to Urth Caffe before you leave 🙂

  13. Emily on August 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    OMG…….I am so Jealous, I wish I could have been there. I love, love, love P57 and have been doing it now for over 3 years. I’m pretty sure it’s what has been giving me my energy for the last nine months of my pregnancy (yes i have been rocking P57 throughout my nine months) and still feeling strong and sexy! I will be delivering my little peanut in a couple weeks and can’t wait to start back up, six weeks
    post-partum =0)

    Thanks Gina and P57

  14. Cassie on August 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Can’t wait to hear all about Chalene’s class!

  15. Emily @ The Good Era on August 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    YAY!!! I’m a huge fan of barre classes and we only just started getting them in the Pittsburgh area. I’ve been wanting to try out Physique 57, so I’ll have to check out that online option 🙂 Thanks!

    Looks like you ladies had a great event!

  16. Ashley on August 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks so much for this event, it was a lot of fun and great to meet you!

  17. Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind on August 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try a barre-style workout. Looks fun/torturous!

  18. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on August 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Omg barre is so hard but so much fun! I’m glad you’re loving LA!

  19. Anna @ Fitness à la Anna on August 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I haven’t tried Physique 57 since there are no studios close by that offer it (yet), so I guess I’ll have to try out the online version – thanks for sharing!

  20. Vivian on August 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Gina! I attended the event and it was great to meet you! I didn’t really get to talk to you because you were busy but I just wanted to say thank you and that you are even more gorgeous in person.

    • Fitnessista on August 10, 2013 at 12:10 am

      thank you so much for being there, vivian and for such a lovely compliment. next time i’ll plan a meet up when we can just hang out (even though the awesome workout was definitely a bonus!)

  21. Stephanie on August 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Umm I kinda love your socks…where are they from?

    • gina (fitnessista) on August 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      the rep from carbon 38 gave them to me! super sassy, huh?!

  22. Tracey on August 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you so much Gina for the opportunity to attend this class. I had a great time and enjoyed meeting you!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes too! I had a great day 🙂

  23. joelle (on a pink typewriter) on August 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    How fun! I feel like you’d be a great barre teacher, btw!

    I’ve actually been dying to take a barre/Physique 57 class and kick myself for not doing so when I lived in NYC. I want to give these classes a try soon as my half marathon training ends in 2 weeks. It seems like a great workout (and a good time!).

  24. Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine on August 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I can’t wait to try a physique 57 barre class! they look like so much fun and girly too! I know my muscles would be on fire!!

  25. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on August 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I’ve always been intrigued By Physique 57 and have wanted to try it! Wish there were more studios around the country!

  26. J on August 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    After you buy the online workout can you play it over and over?

    • Fitnessista on August 10, 2013 at 12:09 am

      i’m actually not sure. natasha from p57 has been chiming in to answer questions, so hopefully she’ll see this one 🙂 if not, i’ll send her an email

      • J on August 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        I bought one and you can watch the video you purchase for 2 days.

        • Fitnessista on August 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

          perfect- thanks, j!

          • Physique 57 on August 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm

            My apologies for not getting to this comment sooner! Yes, access for the videos is 48 hours. If you purchase a monthly subscription you would get unlimited access to all the videos for a 31 day period.

            All the best,
            Natasha Attal
            Digital Marketing Manager
            Physique 57

  27. Ali on August 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    In my past life I was a classically trained ballet dancer and I would LOVE to give this a shot. The only thing that gets me from the photos I’ve seen is that from a ballet perspective a lot of the movements seem really unnatural (or non-ballet like). I don’t think I’ve ever done that move the instructor is demonstrating at the barre! So I feel like I wouldn’t be very good at it!

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