Haute Student of the Month: Kristen

Each month we talk with one of our students so they can share their experience with others.  This month we’re chatting with Kristen.

What do you love about Haute Barre?

The fact that I am always challenged and never bored with the workout.  The instructors are outstanding – always inspiring and motivating.  The overall vibe of the studio is warm and welcoming.  The familiar faces in classes.

What’s the biggest change you’ve noticed? 

Increased strength and tone in leg muscles.

What part of class do you love to hate?  

Using the blue bands for resistance while doing exercises laying on our side. So painful but effective.  Also, holding onto the barre with both hands and repeatedly squatting all the way down and then “halfway up.” I usually curse to myself when I hear those words.

What advice would you give to someone coming to HB for the first time? 

Don’t compare yourself to others, and know there are many ways to modify if something doesn’t feel good.  Stick with classes and you will be amazed to see a difference in time.  Try to embrace the shake and hang in there.

What motivates you to come to class?  

The music, positive energy of the instructors, seeing friends who attend class, and the awesome feeling I have when class is finished.

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