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helps many thousands more another habitat home starts in another habitat home starts in our parking lot Sunday morning >> Lauren: ROUNDING OUT OUR >> Lauren: ROUNDING OUT OUR WEEK OF WEIRD WORKOUTS, WE’RE WEEK OF WEIRD WORKOUTS, WE’RE HERE AT THE BAR METHOD, HERE AT THE BAR METHOD, SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY AND WE’RE GOING TO BUST A TRY AND WE’RE GOING TO BUST A FEW MYTHS

FEW MYTHS DAINA IS THE OWNER AND PRIMARY DAINA IS THE OWNER AND PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR INSTRUCTOR THANK YOU FOR HAVING US THANK YOU FOR HAVING US

>> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY >> Lauren: THE NUMBER ONE >> Lauren: THE NUMBER ONE THING I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW IS THING I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW IS YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BALLET YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BALLET DANCER TO TAKE A BAR METHOD DANCER TO TAKE A BAR METHOD CLASS CLASS >> THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT

>> THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT IT’S FOR EVERYBODY IT’S FOR EVERYBODY WE MODIFY ALL THE EXERCISES SO WE MODIFY ALL THE EXERCISES SO IT’S STILL A CHALLENGE TO THE IT’S STILL A CHALLENGE TO THE MOST SEASONED ATHLETES AS WELL MOST SEASONED ATHLETES AS WELL AS A BRAND NEW PERSON WHO IS AS A BRAND NEW PERSON WHO IS INTERESTED IN FITNESS GETTING INTERESTED IN FITNESS GETTING BACK IN SHAPE BACK IN SHAPE

>> Lauren: YOU GAVE ME A >> Lauren: YOU GAVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF A RUNDOWN ON HOW LITTLE BIT OF A RUNDOWN ON HOW IT WORKS AND YOU DO MULTIPLE IT WORKS AND YOU DO MULTIPLE STRETCHES AND THEN YOU STRETCH STRETCHES AND THEN YOU STRETCH EVEN MORE THROUGHOUT EACH EVEN MORE THROUGHOUT EACH DIFFERENT STRETCH WHICH WORKS DIFFERENT STRETCH WHICH WORKS THOSE MUSCLES IN SMALL OR THOSE MUSCLES IN SMALL OR DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS >> EXACTLY >> EXACTLY REALLY TINY MICROMOVEMENTS REALLY TINY MICROMOVEMENTS GETTING DEEP INTO YOUR MUSCLE, GETTING DEEP INTO YOUR MUSCLE, REALLY FOCUSED ON GETTING INTO REALLY FOCUSED ON GETTING INTO YOUR MUSCLE SO YOU CAN STAY YOUR MUSCLE SO YOU CAN STAY THERE LONGER AND EVERY TIME YOU THERE LONGER AND EVERY TIME YOU WORK A MUSCLE, YOU STRETCH A WORK A MUSCLE, YOU STRETCH A MUSCLE

MUSCLE >> Lauren: CLASSES ARE AN >> Lauren: CLASSES ARE AN HOUR HOUR DO MEN TAKE THE CLASS? DO MEN TAKE THE CLASS? >> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY

>> Lauren: DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR >> Lauren: DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR BALLET SHOES? BALLET SHOES? >> NO, WE WEAR SOCKS >> NO, WE WEAR SOCKS SOCKS ARE THE THING SOCKS ARE THE THING >> Lauren: BACK IN THE DAY, >> Lauren: BACK IN THE DAY, BALLET CLASS, YOU NEVER WORE BALLET CLASS, YOU NEVER WORE SOCKS, YOU WORE BALLET SHOES

SOCKS, YOU WORE BALLET SHOES THERE’S VARIATION TO THE THERE’S VARIATION TO THE EXERCISE EXERCISE >> EACH CLASS WILL FOLLOW THE >> EACH CLASS WILL FOLLOW THE SAME FORMAT BUT EVERY CLASS IS SAME FORMAT BUT EVERY CLASS IS DESIGNED TO WORK DIFFERENT DESIGNED TO WORK DIFFERENT MUSCLES MUSCLES

YOU CAN TAKE THE CLASS EVERY DAY YOU CAN TAKE THE CLASS EVERY DAY AND WORK DIFFERENT MUSCLES AND AND WORK DIFFERENT MUSCLES AND THAT WAY YOU’RE NOT GETTING THAT WAY YOU’RE NOT GETTING BORDER BORDER >> Lauren: IT’S A DIFFERENT >> Lauren: IT’S A DIFFERENT WORKOUT EVERY TIME YOU COME IN WORKOUT EVERY TIME YOU COME IN I WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR I WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR EXERCISES AND I ALSO WANT TO EXERCISES AND I ALSO WANT TO MENTION YOUR TRAINERS AND MENTION YOUR TRAINERS AND INSTRUCTORS TRAIN FOR SIX MONTHS INSTRUCTORS TRAIN FOR SIX MONTHS SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT

THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT >> EXACTLY >> EXACTLY WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE WORKING RIGHT WORKING RIGHT

>> Lauren: IF I HAVE AN >> Lauren: IF I HAVE AN INJURY, YOU KNOW HOW TO MODIFY INJURY, YOU KNOW HOW TO MODIFY THAT THAT >> RIGHT >> RIGHT >> Lauren: LET’S HEAD OVER TO >> Lauren: LET’S HEAD OVER TO THE BAR

THE BAR WE HAVE A COUPLE OF FRIENDS THAT WE HAVE A COUPLE OF FRIENDS THAT WILL JOIN US WILL JOIN US WE EVEN HAVE A MALE IN THE WE EVEN HAVE A MALE IN THE CLASS CLASS

I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS MAKES ME FEEL BETTER MAKES ME FEEL BETTER >> WE’RE GOING TO START WITH >> WE’RE GOING TO START WITH SOME INVERTED ROWS

SOME INVERTED ROWS FEET UP AND PLACE THE BALLS OF FEET UP AND PLACE THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET INTO THE CREASE YOUR FEET INTO THE CREASE SQUEEZE YOUR SEAT SQUEEZE YOUR SEAT

ROLL YOUR HIPS UP ROLL YOUR HIPS UP DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN NOW TAKE THAT UNDERHANDED GRIP, NOW TAKE THAT UNDERHANDED GRIP, TRUST YOURSELF

TRUST YOURSELF STRAIGHTEN YOUR ARMS OUT STRAIGHTEN YOUR ARMS OUT THEN BRING YOUR TORSO IN AND THEN BRING YOUR TORSO IN AND EXTEND TO ALMOST STRAIGHT EXTEND TO ALMOST STRAIGHT

>> Lauren: YOU DON’T THINK >> Lauren: YOU DON’T THINK ABOUT WORKING YOUR ARMS IN A BAR ABOUT WORKING YOUR ARMS IN A BAR CLASS CLASS >> KEEP YOUR CORE ENGAGED >> KEEP YOUR CORE ENGAGED YOU’RE WORK YOUR POSTURE, YOU’RE YOU’RE WORK YOUR POSTURE, YOU’RE WORKING YOUR CORE IN ADDITION TO WORKING YOUR CORE IN ADDITION TO GETTING INTO YOUR BICEPS WHICH GETTING INTO YOUR BICEPS WHICH IS THE FOCUS OF THIS EXERCISE

IS THE FOCUS OF THIS EXERCISE >> Lauren: I LOVE THIS BECAUSE >> Lauren: I LOVE THIS BECAUSE IT IS LIKE WORKING WITH A IT IS LIKE WORKING WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER BUT YOU’RE IN A PERSONAL TRAINER BUT YOU’RE IN A GROUP SETTING GROUP SETTING >> SUPER FUN AND YOU’RE GETTING >> SUPER FUN AND YOU’RE GETTING THAT PERSONAL ATTENTION TO MAKE THAT PERSONAL ATTENTION TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT FOR SURE YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT FOR YOUR BODY AND THEN RELEASE YOUR BODY AND THEN RELEASE

RELEASE YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR RELEASE YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK BACK WITH YOUR CHEST AND YOUR HANDS WITH YOUR CHEST AND YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF YOUR CHEST IN FRONT OF YOUR CHEST >> Lauren: THIS IS ALSO A >> Lauren: THIS IS ALSO A REALLY GREAT WAY FOR PEOPLE REALLY GREAT WAY FOR PEOPLE GETTING BACK IN FROM MAYBE AN GETTING BACK IN FROM MAYBE AN INJURY TO COME IN AND INJURY TO COME IN AND REHABILITATE THEIR MUSCLES

REHABILITATE THEIR MUSCLES >> YEAH >> YEAH WE’LL HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WE’LL HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE RECOVERING AFTER AN INJURY AND RECOVERING AFTER AN INJURY AND THEN THEY STAY WITH IT TO THEN THEY STAY WITH IT TO PROTECT THE INJURY PROTECT THE INJURY

DOES EVERYBODY HAVE A BALL? DOES EVERYBODY HAVE A BALL? WALK UP TO THE BAR WALK UP TO THE BAR TURN, FACE TOWARDS PAUL TURN, FACE TOWARDS PAUL >> Lauren: HEY, PAUL! >> Lauren: HEY, PAUL! >> BRING YOUR FEET PARALLEL, >> BRING YOUR FEET PARALLEL, HOLD ON TO THE BAR

HOLD ON TO THE BAR RISE IT UP TO THE BALL OF YOUR RISE IT UP TO THE BALL OF YOUR FEET, BEND YOUR KNEES FEET, BEND YOUR KNEES STAKE OUT YOUR SPEED STAKE OUT YOUR SPEED

DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN SQUEEZE ON THE BALL SQUEEZE ON THE BALL JUST SQUEEZE

JUST SQUEEZE >> Lauren: OH, MY GOODNESS >> Lauren: OH, MY GOODNESS I’M USING EVERY MUSCLE IN MY I’M USING EVERY MUSCLE IN MY BODY BODY

>> SQUEEZE >> SQUEEZE DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN SQUEEZE, HOLD, NOW SQUEEZE, SQUEEZE, HOLD, NOW SQUEEZE, PRESS DOWN

PRESS DOWN KEEP YOUR HEELS LIFTED KEEP YOUR HEELS LIFTED >> Lauren: ARE THE SOUND >> Lauren: ARE THE SOUND EFFECTS NOT NECESSARY IN CLASS? EFFECTS NOT NECESSARY IN CLASS? >> SOMETIMES >> SOMETIMES

MOST OF THE TIME IT’S LAUGHING MOST OF THE TIME IT’S LAUGHING OR SMILING OR SMILING IF YOU SMILE, IT TAKES THE PAIN IF YOU SMILE, IT TAKES THE PAIN AWAY AWAY >> Lauren: WE REALLY DO >> Lauren: WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT

APPRECIATE IT YOU CAN TRY OUT A FREE CLASS IF YOU CAN TRY OUT A FREE CLASS IF YOU CALL TODAY AND SIGN UP YOU CALL TODAY AND SIGN UP JUST BY USING THE CODE "HOUSTON JUST BY USING THE CODE "HOUSTON LIFE" LIFE

" DERRICK AND COURTNEY, BACK TO DERRICK AND COURTNEY, BACK TO YOU YOU >> Courtney: NICE JOB, LAUREN >> Courtney: NICE JOB, LAUREN SO PROUD OF YOU

SO PROUD OF YOU >> Derrick: SHE’S DOING SUCH A >> Derrick: SHE’S DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB GOOD JOB FOR MORE INFO ON THE FITNESS