Exhale Spa – Win a FREE class at Exhale!

While in Stamford, CT last week, I stopped by Exhale and took a 45-minute express barre class taught by Jennifer.

I’ve visited some of the other Exhale locations in Manhattan and have been impressed by most.  This Stamford location is larger and brighter than many of the ones in Manhattan and has a nice, friendly vibe. It’s located in the Harbor Point neighborhood in South Stamford and is an easy on/off from I-95. This studio offers indoor barre, yoga, and cycle classes year-round.  In the summer they also offer outdoor classes on the boardwalk next to the Sound, plus SUP Yoga (nice!). 

The class was full but not packed. When they say full-body workout, they mean full-body workout! Jennifer managed to activate what felt like every muscle in the body. We spent part of the class on the mat working on abs, part standing with light weights, and part next to the barre, targeting upper thighs, inner thighs, and butt. As with all Exhale Core-Fusion barre classes, Jennifer stressed slow pulses with the leg movements while clutching the ball behind our knee at the barre (that’s the killer part). She also focused lots on our balance and form.

The thing I personally notice with barre classes is that I feel the after effects for a few days and this class was no different. Though I can’t say barre classes are my favorite, this class went quickly and Jennifer offered personalized critiques of everybody’s form as she moved around the room. Her teaching ability was super pleasant and informative. I would definitely come back. The single class rate in Stamford is also cheaper than the Manhattan studios, so there’s an incentive.

And while at Exhale, make sure to check out the stall barre (available at all locations). Not sure if it’s an urban legend, but I’ve heard that people can actually grow taller when using it consistently. Whether true or not, that contraption can probably fix just about any spinal kink you might have! 

Interested in checking out Exhale? Email Jennifer@sistersvisit.info and say, "I want to go to the barre" by April 20th and you’ll be entered in our drawing to win a free class (available at all locations except for Bridgehampton). The winner of our random contest will be announced on April 21st.

Best of luck and hope to see you at the barre soon!

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