I'm in London!

Camera man is here for work and I decided to meet up with him and extended our trip for a few more days. 

Today is his last day in the office, so I am taking advantage and doing the things he probably wouldn't want to do.... like take a barre class at Equinox. 

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Whenever I am in a different city/country I love taking classes and getting inspired! I took a barre class at Equinox called "Ultimate Barre". I was expecting the teacher to have an English accent and was surprised when she sounded just like me. I introduced myself before class and soon found out she is from CA and just doing a barre training here for the week. One of the classes she is introducing to London is Ultimate Barre. 

Nicole (the teacher and national Equinox barre director) was great! Class started in the middle of the room using a resistance band. We did some second position plies and side lunging. I was sweating in no time. Most of the class took place at the barre. We utilized the bands and barre at the same time. It is more common for barre classes to isolate working either the arms or the legs, but in Ultimate Barre we were able to work both at the same time! No weights were used and I didn't even miss it. We used a squishy ball for glute work, abs and inner thighs! Total body burner! Maybe this class will come to Boston? 

Beautiful barre and yoga studio!  

Beautiful barre and yoga studio!  

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After class I hung out in their lounge. They have a full menu that includes juices, smoothies, grab and go, breakfast and lunch. This is what Boston Equinox needs! 

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The lounge was comfortable and pretty busy for a Friday midday!  I could have (and almost did) spent all day there. 

Wake Up: lime, fennel, mint, apple, ginger, cucumber 

Wake Up: lime, fennel, mint, apple, ginger, cucumber 

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Okay. Off to my next adventure. There is a Whole Foods next door I am going to check out and maybe grab a snack. Make sure to follow me on Instgram (@sweatwithlaurenhefez) and Facebook for fun pics and updates!  

Posted on October 23, 2015 .