We’re about mid-way through the barre3 January Challenge, so I wanted to check in and let you know how it’s going (and remind you that it’s not too late to sign up!)
The barre3 January Challenge combines mindfulness and movement, which is one of the things that I love about it. Even before I was able to return to working out, I was able to participate in the challenge by using the Headspace app to meditate.
With Headspace, you can pick series of meditations focused on things such as happiness, stress/anxiety, focus, and more. If you’ve never meditated before, you can start with the basic series and even choose the length of time, with some as short as 3 minutes.
Headspace makes a daily meditation practice something that’s attainable. And it’s so great that barre3 recognizes the value of not just movement, but also mindfulness. The barre3 January Challenge is all about tapping into the strength you already have within you.
In returning to class at barre3 Legacy Village, I found that this messaging of mindfulness carries through to the movement piece of the challenge as well. Sure, the teachers encourage you to push yourself if you want to, but their main message is to listen to and honor your body where it is today.
This has been especially helpful in returning from a hiatus. I know that the teachers understand and support me and are going to help me reach my full potential, without pushing me past my limits. If I want to scale back on the weights, I can. If I want to go right into full plank, I can. It’s about tapping into the strength already in my body.
And seriously, you know there’s an amazing community going on when you receive multiple hugs and lots of great catch-up chats when you go back.
For me, I got hooked on barre3 specifically because of the elements of yoga it blends in. This focus on mindfulness has only increased that vibe. This is not just a great workout, but also a supportive community that cares about you and how you feel.
While we’re all motivated by putting our class and meditation stickers on the charts, you get the true sense that the people participating are motivated by something deeper.
By helping you change not how you look, but how you relate to your body and access what is already inside of you.
The barre3 January Challenge goes through February 3. You can still sign up for $99, which gets you unlimited classes until the end of the challenge, as well as 30 days of access to Headspace, weekly emails, and access to online workouts.
The barre3 January Challenge is habit-forming in the best way…not a fad, not something that will burn out, but a new way of honoring who you already are.
***Disclosure: I was asked by barre3 Legacy Village to help promote the January Challenge. In exchange, I received a complimentary challenge registration and barre3 swag. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***