Barre Bootcamp at Equinox in Orange Country

This morning, I stopped into Whole Foods for a fresh juice made of cucumber, celery, beet, ginger, kale and lemon. It was delicious and a perfect little treat for my drive down to Newport for a workout at Equinox.2013 02 07 08 46 30

The Oakley HQ are based down in Orange Country, CA so I made plans to meet up with my buddy Megan who initially invited me to be an ambassador after seeing me Instagram wearing a pair of sunglasses on Runyon Canyon. We decided to try out a Barre Bootcamp class at the Irvine Equinox which used to a Sports Club/LA and still looks exactly like one. 

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The class was the most lotte burke inspired big box gym barre class I have ever taken. There was even a bar attached to one of the mirrors! Arden, the instructor did a great job encouraging and challenging the class. I was sweaty and I think my flutes are going to be sore tomorrow. We started with an arm series including a 10 lb ketllebell upright row with a wide second squat. After a serious but feasible push up series, we moved into trice dips and then went over to the bar. The class wasn’t as structured as a Bar Method class, but I enjoyed the variety and would totally go back if the Equinox in Boston had it. I liked it better than Barre Burn to be honest. It got my heart rate up a bit more but stayed true to the classic barre moves, including back dancing for the last 5 minutes of class. Afterwards, Megan and I headed to the Oakley HQ for a quick tour.


The Oakley employees have access to an incredibly discounted store so I picked up a new pair of prescription glasses and beach cover up that I’ll post next month when I wear it on vacation! Thanks to those of you that helped me pick the right pair on Instagram. You guys chose the ones I liked best too! 

I’m thinking of trying Core Power tomorrow. Have you ever been to a class there? For dinner tonight, my college roomie Cher is taking me to True Foods Cafe. I’m so excited. I didn’t tell her that I’ve already been before but last time, i knew this was a place I needed to visit again, and again, and again. So excited. 

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