Summer time. Beaches. Bikini season. You can’t hide that fat behind the chunky sweaters, jeans and scarves anymore. Unfortunately living in LA doesn’t really allow you to hide that fat for too long anyway. I hate going to the gym on a regular basis. I don’t even know how to work out properly anyway plus I get so bored. So when I do work out I try my best to attend a class since you can’t leave the class in the middle of it!

Jo introduced me to Bar Method ages ago. Admittedly I wasn’t a huge fan my first class because I associated working out with major sweating and cardio. However, I stuck with it and immediately was hooked. It’s absolutely addicting.

Bar Method thigh work makes you shake like crazy! But the shake is proof that you’re burning fat. (Credit: Bar Method Dallas)

Bar Method is a full body, 60 minute workout. It works all your muscles with small movements and creates a long, lean dancer’s body. It’s deceptively challenging. I thought it’d just be lots of stretching and breathing, but it’s so much more. And you can definitely tell that it works. I mean just look at the gorgeously toned instructors, and that’s enough motivation and proof. Plus you can feel the burn in all those positions in thigh, seat and curl. I personally hate (well I guess more love to hate) chair with ball in thigh work, waterski seat work, pretzel with ball in seat work and zingers for seat.

Chair for thigh is one of the moves I love to hate. Add a ball to squeeze, and it’s even that much more amazingly painful! (Credit: Bar Method Naperville)

Seeing this kind of flexibility is what keeps me going. (Credit: Bar Method DC / Bar Method Silverlake)

Follow @barmethodmimi and @TheBarMethodHQ on Twitter for more information about Bar Method. There are studios all over the US and so many in LA! West Hollywood, West LA and Brentwood are all owned by Mimi, so you can use your classes at any of the 3 studios. But there are also studios in Pasadena, Encino, Burbank and Silverlake (opening July 14th). You can check out all the studio locations at There’s an introductory special – $100 for one month! It’s a great deal, and afterwards, you can purchase packages or continue with monthly packages.

Happy shaking!

xox Grace