Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Boudreaux's Butt Paste. All words and opinions expressed are 100% my own.
Last week I was invited along with some other fellow fit NYC bloggers to attend my first barre class, hosted by Momtrends & sponsored by Boudreaux's Butt Paste.
We would celebrate the new Maximum Strength Boudreaux's Butt Paste by participating in an intense
30 minute booty workout, which meant taking part in my first ever barre class.
I love fitness and running, one thing that has been on my fitness bucket list was a barre class.
To say that I wasn't nervous is a lie, I was very nervous. Don't get me wrong the nervousness did not overcome my excitement.
The class was held at the Exhale Spa located at the Gansevoort Hotel in the meatpacking district.
It was a great way to start my Thursday morning.
We were greeted with the best set up, which included our own pair of grippy socks and water for when the thirst kicked in. I would find out what the little green resistance band was for soon enough.
It was about to get real!
After some stretching, planks and toning exercises
I could feel my body already on fire, especially my lower body. As for sweat, I was definitely already sweating bullets.
We then headed for the bars where we got to do some ballet moves, and leg exercises that had my legs shaking.
You better believe that I took a few breathers, making sure to listen to my body all the way.
It was great to feel like a ballerina and fun to imagine that my daughter would have loved seeing her mommy go on her toes and squat while her heels touched each other.
After some bar moves we headed back down to the floor where the little green resistance band became my worst enemy - ha!
I've never disliked something so much, no hard feelings though because now I know that I need one of these bad boys for my home workouts.
The resistance was real and I could feel the burn and shaking.
The stretching and meditating at the end of the workout was a very welcomed one.
It was the 30 longest minutes of my life that I've had in a while.
Even though it was a hard workout I was all smiles, I'd survived my first barre class.
There was no doubt that I'd be feeling the burn for a few days, but this was definitely the perfect way to kick off my half marathon training.
After a good workout a healthy snack is always a must and there was no doubt that we were being spoiled. When we walked out of the studio room we were greeted with some yummy, healthy options.
I must say that the carrot cake was out of this world.
The burn that was going on was very worth it.
The great thing about the new Maximum Strength Boudreaux's Butt Paste is that babies don't have to feel the burn. Diaper rash is not a fun thing to go through and something that I always rely on as a mom is a great diaper rash cream.
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The newest Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength jar comes in a 14 oz flip top jar and is available at Target, and Amazon for a retail price of $16.99.
Your baby will thank you and everyone knows that one happy baby means one happy mommy :)
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Remember that the pain you feel today will be the STRENGTH you feel tomorrow.
If I can do it then so can you, anything you set your mind to is possible.
Don't be afraid to try something new, get out there and make it happen.
Just make sure to listen to your body and you will kick butt for sure.
Now I challenge you to try one of the following exercises that promises to strengthen your booty.
Maximum Strength Booty Workout
1. Lie flat on your back with knees bent, feet hips width and parallel.2. Press lower back into the floor, tilting the pelvis up. On the way up, lead with tailbone.
On the way down, back of waist touches mat first.
3. Tilt higher and lift the lower back off of the floor and maintain hips high (keep the weight into shoulders not your neck). Move at different rhythms. Watch that back doesn't arch: keep abdominals engaged!
- Knees together, feet apart.
- Single leg extended above hip
- Feet together, knees apart
Challenge: Use of playground ball between inner thighs or yoga block may be used as a variation.
Tabletop (All Fours)
1. Place hands under shoulders, hips over knees, drawing abdominals up to support the spine.
2. Extend one leg straight behind you with a pointed or flexed toe.
3. Lift leg up to hip level (while maintaining the connection in your abdominals).
4. Lower and lift your leg 10 times. Keep your leg lifted and pulse for another count of 10 at the very top really squeezing into your gluten!
Challenge: Bend the leg and half and repeat, the try it with a turned out knee!