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A Day in the Life of a Barre Pro: Balancing Fitness, Family, and Faith

Hey everyone! I'm Heather, a barre pro, fitness instructor, trainer, nutrition coach, mom, wife, and faith-driven woman at age 54. I wanted to share my current workout routine and the monthly challenges I offer inside of TONE. Life is a beautiful balance, and I've found my groove in maintaining my health and wellness while juggling all my roles.

My Current Workout Plan

Here's a glimpse into my weekly fitness routine:

  • Resistance Training: I aim for 3-4 resistance training workouts per week, each lasting about 30 minutes. These sessions are crucial for maintaining muscle strength and overall health.

  • Barre Classes: I teach and participate in 4-6 barre classes per week. Barre is fantastic for flexibility, strength, and endurance, and I love the energy and camaraderie in these classes.

  • Pilates Classes: Whenever I have the opportunity, I jump into a Pilates class. It complements my barre and resistance training perfectly.

  • Walk/Jogs: I incorporate 3 walk/jogs per week:

  • One short (2-4 miles)

  • One long (6 miles)

  • One interval training session (either on the treadmill or outside)

  • Mobility Work: Mobility is a priority for me. I dedicate 10 minutes at the beginning of each workout to mobility exercises, such as bird dogs and dead bugs, to enhance my quality of life and overall performance.

Why This Routine Works for Me

In this season of my life, I've found that being flexible with my workout routine helps me stay consistent and enjoy my fitness journey. I don't stress about having the "perfect" plan. Instead, I focus on ensuring I get my resistance training in and prioritize mobility. I use dumbbells and avoid machines and barbells, aiming to improve performance, longevity, and flexibility.

Monthly Challenges Inside TONE

I love engaging with my TONE community through monthly challenges. These challenges are designed to keep you motivated, accountable, and excited about your fitness journey. Here are a few examples:

  • 30-Day Barre Challenge: A mix of barre workouts to strengthen and tone your entire body.

  • Strength & Flexibility Challenge: Combining resistance training with mobility exercises to improve overall fitness.

  • Walk/Jog Challenge: Encouraging you to add more cardio to your routine with a gradual increase in walk/jog times each week.

  • Nutrition Focus: Monthly challenges to help you make healthier food choices, with tips and recipes to support your goals.

Note to My Weightlifters Who Want to Start Running

If you're a weightlifter looking to incorporate running into your routine, start small. Add just 5 minutes of running per week, then gradually increase to 10 minutes. It's all about starting slow and allowing your body to adapt.

Final Thoughts

Fitness is a journey, not a destination. I'm not aiming to be the strongest person in the room; my focus is on staying healthy, flexible, and enjoying my workouts. We all go through different seasons in life, and it's essential to listen to your body and adapt your routine accordingly.

If you're looking for guidance, support, and a fun community to join, check out TONE. Our monthly challenges, personalized coaching, and supportive environment will help you stay on track and achieve your goals.

Remember, consistency and patience are key. Let's get moving and make the most of every day!

Get Started with TONE

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  • Join the Community: [TONE Membership]

  • Listen to the Podcast: [Get Unstuck Podcast] on itunes and all major platforms

Stay strong, stay flexible, and keep shining!


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