Name: Katie O'Loughlin
Child's Age: 1 Year
Why were you looking for a Babies at the Barre™ class?
I was looking for an activity during the day that incorporated exercise for me with socialization with other kids for my baby.
Why did you first attend Babies at the Barre™?
I found out about Babies at the Barre through a flyer posted in my neighborhood's coffee shop. I thought the idea was genius and couldn't wait to attend! Being able to do something that was an activity I enjoyed pre-baby, without having to hire a sitter or spend time away from my baby and husband gave me a sense of not losing myself in becoming 'mom'. I left my Babies at the Barre class feeling like 'I got this'!
Thoughts about your participation in class or 1:1 session?
My baby, who I wear front and inward-facing, weighs 24 pounds and falls asleep as soon as I wear him, making me feel like I'm wearing a small elephant. Tori adjusted the moves that we were doing to be effective, but also safe and comfortable for me and my baby, all without making me feel like I was doing a modified (read: watered down) version of the class.
Results from attending classes:
I'm pretty active and do a lot of hiking while baby-wearing, and am familiar with barre classes having been a Pure Barre member before having a baby. Despite having some experience and pretty accurate expectations of the type of moves we'd be doing, Tori's class kicked my butt and it felt so good! During the class I felt like the moves were challenging, but nothing that would leave more sore the next day. Boy was I wrong. I woke up feeling muscles I didn't know I had, and have never felt better!
I absolutely recommend Babies at the Barre, and have my pregnant friends looking forward to when they can join!
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