Last week I went in for the knee-quaking, booty-blasting Bar Method workout at their beautiful facility in new “it” neighborhood South Lake Union, and I couldn’t have been happier–or sweatier. I tend to be wary of new workout trends mostly because of injury risk, but when I was done with the 5:15 p.m. Bar Method class with owner Bev Currier (she co-owns it with her husband Luke Currier) I felt lengthened, stretched and definitely strengthened. The next day I was sore, but not debilitated, probably because there was a stretch with every strengthening component which I think is integral to conditioning properly.
As if you needed an additional reason to try the butt-kickin’ Bar Method class, this month they are offering a March Madness Challenge: For every client who takes 16 or more Bar Method classes in the month of March, they will donate $10 to the Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. According to co-owner Luke Currier. “Last September, [they] had a Take 10 for Ben Challenge and were able to donate $2,500 to the Foundation.” It’s win-win! You get a bikini ready body and more importantly, you get to do some good for a fantastic local charity. When you go in, ask about their $99 special: They offer one month of unlimited classes for new members, available for purchase only on the day of a client’s first visit. Classes tend to fill up fast (my class had about 40 people); you can view their current schedule by clicking here.
The Bar Method Seattle is located at 124 Westlake Avenue North (206-467-5249)
The Bar Method Eastside is located at Redmond Town Center, 7551 166th Avenue NE, Suite D240 (425-556-5163). Follow them on Facebook at BarMethodWA and on Twitter at BarMethodWA. For more information, click here.