I Barre Because: Resilience, Recovery
My first class at barre was February 2014. After years of aerobics and weight classes, I had heard about barre and went online looking for a class close to home. That’s when I found Barre Balanced which had just opened. After my first class, I knew that I had found my niche.
Towards the end of 2014, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I had surgery that December and as soon as I recovered, I went back to class. Since that time, I have had another surgery, chemo and radiation.
Through it all, I have continued class fairly regularly. The nice thing about barre is if you ever have a setback, you can always modify everything and still feel comfortable taking class.
Barre is so accessible.
Even during chemo and radiation, I was able to continue coming to class and going to work without too much fatigue, which I credit to barre. It has given me energy, and I believe it has made me stronger physically and mentally.
I enjoy every aspect of barre; Kathy and the instructors, the women and the challenging workouts. I am very grateful that I can continue taking classes and hope to keep going.