I started barre after I gave birth to Scarlett, just about two years ago. I had heard amazing things about a studio that was minutes away from our home – which is an essential in the “get your ass up and go workout” factor. I called and chatted with the non-annoying and actually helpful lady and signed up for the first free class, she then walked me through the new client specials and after a week or so I was addicted to Dancers Shape.
Barre is fucking hard. I am not a dancer…unless I have had lots of cocktails and going to barre with a buzz is not advised (I speak from non-balancing experience.) Barre challenges not only every inch of your body, but also your mind. You are constantly mentally and physically engaged, a total workout in my opinion. Every class is still a challenge and the ladies of Dancers Shape change it up all the time so I am never bored. PLUS they offer Pilates, Yoga and Core classes. The best part is ALL the instructors are actual dancers. They aren’t just “good at barre” – dancing is a HUGE part of who they are and it makes class exciting and fun.
My mind races (a lot) and in one class I was thinking about my then upcoming styled shoot for Brides of Austin and how much I hate doing styled shoots. It’s a LOT of work with no party at the end of set-up and no client to connect to, wa wa. And then I thought of featuring the strong and inspiring ladies who help me on a (somewhat) daily basis and knew that I had to feature a shoot around them!
Ta da, here is my dark/sexy/moody/tactile shoot at 800 Congress with the fabulous ladies of Dancers Shape!!! I was able to bring this baby to fruition with the help of an UBER talented team: Julian Gold, Whim Floral, Simon Lee, Whim Rentals, Paper Place, Altared Weddings, Pink Avocado, Cren da La Cren, Lavish Beauty, and Julie Wilhite Photography.
Thank you all for your hard work and producing one of my fave shoots! And a huge thanks to Jennifer, Emily, Rachel and Corey for being perfect muses and for making getting in shape an enjoyable process.
Be on the lookout for our article in the Spring/Summer issue of Brides of Austin.
Can’t wait for that shake-break,