04 May 2012

Dallas: Beyond Pedaling Studio

Lord, have mercy. It's been about three hours since I got out of the bike + barre class I told you was taking this morning and I still feel like my body is tight and shaky. It was my first time there so I was blown away by the environment. The room was dimly lit and cold and on the wall in front of me music videos were being projected (nothing like watching Christina Aguliera circa 2006 to make you get your ass in shape). The music was then turned up and for 25 minutes we hit it hard on the bike. Just when you think you've had enough, it's over and time to move to the floor.
 Now, I've written about Bethany before and she's no joke. Her classes at Beyond Pilates KILL and this was no different. We moved to the floor for 25 minutes of toning exercises. At one point she mentioned that at the end of the arm movements she wanted us to feel like our arms were going to fall off. She took the words out of my mouth. But my friend Monica, who has some seriously toned arms, has been taking her barre classes and you can tell. Her arms are narrowly sculpted and it's exactly what I want too. To that end, there are a lot more Beyond classes in my future. Keep you posted on the sculpting process.

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