Mother's Day Class: Mommy & Mini Barre

Industrial Barre instructor Olga Kelly will be teaching a Mini-Barre class for Mother's and children this Mother's Day! (Sunday, May 14th). Class will begin at 12pm and last 30 min. We'll provide crafts and healthy snacks for the kiddos after class, sparkling water and champagne for moms! Space is limited at this event, so we ask that you make reservations in advance. Tickets are $30 per pair (mother and child) and $10.00 for each additional child. Join us at the barre!

Donation to the Junior League of Portland

We are adopting a new cancellation policy. The cancel fee will remain $15.00, but we will now be donating $10.00 to the Junior League of Portland. 

The Junior League of Portland is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Running Club

The rhythm of modern life has a furious pace. Luckily for us there are numerous machines and robots to facilitate our daily errands. Yet rarely anyone manages to accomplish everything while holding tight onto high spirits and keeping stress out. At the end of the day one either feels a lack of motivation or just being out of energy. This is where physical exercising comes into help. You need a boost of endorphins to keep you on track. And this is why I Barre. 

Needless to say how lucky I feel having found in Portland a locally owned Industrial Barre. In the modern tastefully designed studios not only you are greeted into a friendly environment, practice effective yet safe full body work out, you

also are gettingintroduced to the vibrant community of unique and inspiring individuals who are both your peers and instructors. All this ultimately contributed into becoming an I Barre instructor myself and then organizing our own running club. 

Nowadays we see more and more runners joining Industrial barre classes. And here is why: in order to build stamina and endurance regular running routine is not enough. Runners need to do a cross training. That is right there are plenty of kinds of other sports to choose. But only barre classes offer a workout that builds and strengthens muscles while being gentle on joints and ligaments. 

Or wait a moment, you are not a runner? Do not worry it just means you are not a runner yet. What? You can’t? I believe that “I can’t” only takes your chances away. You’re only a step from “I can and I do”. Sign up for the IBarre class and join our running club on Thursday at 10:40am at Sellwood location. Don’t forget to thank yourself afterwards while enjoying that double buzz of endorphins!

Kristy in Cuba

When a friend asked me if I wanted to join him on a last minute trip to Cuba (he’s a journalist)…I tucked at the chance to take advantage of the lifted travel ban on Americans! What an adventure; between the history, scenic beauty, hospitable people, music, daily lobster indulgence, Cuban cigars and local beer, I missed my barre routine. I decided I would take advantage of some moves from my IBarre family and plank from my oceanfront balcony to Hemingway’s house, to my ‘farewell Cuba’ tarmac plank (next to the 737 my friend and I had all to ourselves). Now it’s back to IBarre to work off some of the overindulgence that made it’s way to my waistline, but it was well worth it.

“Barre makes me feel so strong and healthy no matter where I am.”