57 things i think in barre class.

as a former dancer, i was thrilled a few years ago when barre fitness class became all the rage, and even happier to see that it’s a fitness trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

i miss the dance studio, and even though i was never that great at ballet (read: i’m short and chubby – the antithesis of ballerina), it feels nice to rest my hand on the barre.

after religiously throwing myself back into barre for the last month or so, i’ve become a bit obsessed…even though it doesn’t get any easier! (!!) everything still hurts, because isometric movements were created by the devil.


here is what goes through my head during an average class:

  1. i planned my entire day around coming to this class. i’m so pumped.
  2. the change room is packed, why are there so many women here?
  3. please let there be a spot in the back.
  4. how am i sweating already? we aren’t even done the warm up.
  5. i am going to have the best arms. ever.
  6. tank tops. even in the winter.
  7. how can 3 lbs. weights cause so much pain?
  8. it’s burning. everything is burning.
  9. i swear i did ballet for years.
  10. i still have a pretty port de bras.
  11. i wonder when the next instructor training is? i’m going to teach this.
  12. teeny. tiny. pulses.
  13. pretty sure she said “last eight” two counts of eight ago.
  14. i love this song.
  15. my legs may spontaneously combust.
  16. no fire extinguisher.
  17. maybe i can wear shorts this summer.
  18. inner thigh jiggle. what is that? what IS that?
  19. no shorts.
  20. it’s only been 23 minutes?
  21. why did i ever think i’d be able to teach this?
  22. i’m pretty sure this is what dying feels like.
  23. this studio is seriously beautiful.
  24. i wonder who designed it?
  25. i need to redecorate my apartment.
  26. this is doing amazing things for my butt.
  27. i have a great butt.
  28. she wants me to do what?!
  29. my leg doesn’t do that.
  30. “down an inch, up an inch” is going to be in my nightmares.
  31. each time my shirt moves i can feel the sweat run down my back.
  32. ew. don’t look in the mirror.
  33. squee! so much Janet on this playlist.
  34. do not make eye contact while doing pelvic tucks.
  35. oh god, eye contact with the instructor. that’s awkward.
  36. look down.
  37. it’s like a room full of sex moves.
  38. duffman is thrusting out of control.
  39. is it okay to look up yet?
  40. standing abs are a thing, and they are really real.
  41. my abs are in there somewhere and they are burning.
  42. everyone is so young and so fit.
  43. how do these girls afford head-to-toe lululemon?
  44. i’m wearing $12 pants from old navy.
  45. and they have a hole in them.
  46. another cardio blast?
  47. my boob may pop out of my top.
  48. why does no one make workout tops for chicks with boobs?
  49. i thought today maybe we could just skip the second set of abs?
  50. seems like the instructor and i are not on the same page with abs.
  51. yay forward fold!
  52. i’m, like, super bendy.
  53. am i the only one that thinks clapping at the end of class is weird?
  54. cool, wet, aromatherapy towels are the greatest thing in the world.
  55. how does every other girl still have perfect hair after class?
  56. i miss dance.
  57. i wonder when the next instructor training is? i’m going to teach this.

what goes through your head in barre class?