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Our Ultimate Playlist for Booty Work 🍑 🎶

Left cheek, right cheek, left cheek, right cheek. It’s peach week, y’all 🍑. Not like the ones that grow on trees: like the ones that are growing behind you. And boy, are they growing this week! Say hello to Ms. New Booty 👏🏼👏🏾👏🏼👏🏾

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For those who didn’t catch our drift, the “peach” we are talking about here is the rear. The tush. The derriere. Every week is peach week at the studio, but we are just taking the time to show it the appreciation it deserves, as many, many, MANY rappers have already done. But really: MANY. So many we had a hard time narrowing down the playlist for this week.

That’s right, not just the class is all about the assets, but so is the playlist! Check it out below and don’t listen to it with your kids. NSFW YA HEARD IT HERE FIRST. You'll also want to just go ahead and follow us on Spotify so you can jam out GB style wherever you are.

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Which song is your favorite to shake-shake-shake your booty to? Tell us in the comments below. 🎶
 


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May the Fourth (Position) Be With You - 5 barre moves to do on #starwarsday

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The force is strong with us.

No really, just check out shaking legs during class: we are causing some serious muscle change in our muscles. And while we hide it [not] so covertly with our RBF– resting barre face– we remember our mantra from our main man, Yoda: “Do, or do not. There is no try.”

Okay, we know we’ve lost a good majority of you guys with the Star Wars references here, but believe it or not, there are many connections between barre and what happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and no it does not involve lightsabers (dang it). Look at what Yoda said– while we do believe in trying (sorry Yods), sometimes you just need to do the dang thing and jump in head first. Sometimes our fitness journey feels like the hero’s journey that Luke embarks on at the beginning of A New Hope. And, as said, we definitely feel the force when our legs begin to shake like no other.

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So, in honor of May the Fourth Be With You, we’ve come up with some forceful FOURTH position (get it?) workouts. Pew Pew.

 

Fourth Position Calf Raises (Releve)

Work those calves babe, stand facing the barre (or chair or kitchen counter) and stagger right foot in front of left, turning out your toes to 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. Rise up onto your toes and lower down for 32 reps. Switch to left foot in front and repeat for 32 more reps. talk about 🔥🔥!

Fourth Position Plie on Releve

Siill in your fourth position staggered stance, rise up onto your toes (we call this releve in fancy barre terms), and bend those knees down and up. Make sure your toes and knees are in alignment and that you keep your chest lifted with shoulders over hips. Plie for 16 reps and then repeat on the other side.

Fourth Position Plie Side Kick

With one hand at the barre (or kitchen counter), stagger your outside foot in front of inside foot and make sure to turn out those feet to 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. Come up onto your toes and alternate plies front, lift leg out to side and pile in back for 16 reps. Then turn to the other direction and repeat 16 reps on the other side.

Slider Curtsey Lunges

Grab a slider or dishtowel and stand with your right hand at the barre or counter and place the slider or towel under your left foot. Turn toes out to 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. Slide left foot out to the side and then slide behind you to fourth position and plie as if you're taking a curtsy. Slide out and back 16 times and then repeat on the other side. Make sure knees track with your toes.

When finished with this FORCE full barre workout, celebrate by making your best Wookie sounds.

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All Above Photos by Brasspenny Photography

Star Wars Day
 
 

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We're TWO

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In case you haven’t heard, Garage Barre™ is turning two today. You probably should have heard by now because we are a *little* excited.

We’re so excited not just for the success we’ve had (humble brag much?) but because we’ve gotten to pulse, tone, laugh, cry, and share waaay too much information with some of the best babes around. And since I’m not a co-owner (this Kelsey coming at ya wassup wassup), I can humbly attest to the fact that Lacey and Kirby are some of the hardest workers out there. You guys don’t know all of the countless hours they’ve put into behind the scenes stuff and all of the sacrifices they’ve made. I’m pretty sure I don’t even know. Plus, the babes that they’ve brought on to lead— my fellow instructors— are some of the best, hard-working girls to carry their vision.


Okay, I’m done bragging about these girls because this is me right now:

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I guess the point I’m making here is that we’re celebrating today because all of the hard work is yielding to making women truly feel great, and that’s the greatest present that we could ask for. Again, not going to make any pretense that I’m large-and-in-charge here, but I think I can speak for Kirby and Lacey when I say that every single hardship is worth it when we get told that one of our babes regained or found their confidence, belongs, or believes that they are enough. Our mission of accepting everyone regardless of budget, leggings, shape, ethnicity, or just all-around look has not strayed far from our hearts.

Now it's time for me to brag on you: you’re the reason that this is possible. You’ve been the first one to introduce yourself to an unfamiliar face, or make that new babe who is taking a giant leap out of her comfort zone to come to a barre class. You’ve jammed along with us at the barre. You’ve laughed at our jokes— well, mostly you’ve looked at us, but you let us tell the joke anyways. Probably most importantly, you’ve believed in us. THANK YOU *raises imaginary glass*.


Ugh I'm being hit with the feels so much that I'm about to cry at Kim Kardashian on the scale of 1 to Kim Kardashian.

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