Hey y’all. For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to walk you through my average morning. I’ve been utilizing Class Pass for about two years now and I honestly can’t shake it because I love the flexibility it gives me with my workouts. Almost more so now than ever because I’m taking a break from running to focusing on low-key mindful movement and overall a more balanced workout regime. Two usual suspects in my weekly routine consist of Barre3 and a green smoothie, so I thought I’d share more about my two favorite things!
To be completely honest, I was never a real barre lover. I actually used to knock on it quite a bit because traditional barre movements were really hard for me. I recently, however, fell totally in love with Barre3 because it’s not based on the Lotte Berk method, which is more ballet focused. Instead, Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body and mind. I personally find it to be a little more cardio driven than other barre classes but also very low impact. They even sneak in a little yoga action + savasana. The workout is truly for everyone as they encourage modifications and want you to make it your own. The beat-driven playlists make it so.much.fun too!
Exercise, nourish, connect: are the 3 pillars of the barre3 approach. It’s not just about how hard you work out or the numbers on the scale. It’s about nourishing your body and making connections in order to lead a balanced and happier life. They also preach that feeling better in your body means more than a smaller waist or stronger arms (which I agree — and love!). Barre3 energizes you and leaves you feeling confident and less stressed. Their workouts create a halo effect; meaning you’ll leave class empowered to make healthier choices throughout the day. All around, it’s really just a very positive experience.
There are 100+ studios but if there isn’t one located near you, they also have an online subscription to stream their workouts from anywhere. It’s a great combo of the best moves of yoga, pilates, cardio, and weight training.
Vital Proteins Matcha Smoothie Recipe
I’m big on green smoothies. I love how quick and easy they are to make post-workout to refuel. I recently discovered that I’m intolerant to both bananas and pineapple, which is such a shame because I LOVE them. So, sadly this recipe is banana and pineapple free. It does, however, contain Vital Proteins new Matcha Collagen — they even have a peach flavor. Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. It’s also super good for gut health so I’ve been finding ways to incorporate their products into my diet on the reg. Also, for me personally, Matcha is a good coffee sub — my body is super sensitive to caffeine so I try to keep it minimal. Matcha is also believed to be high in antioxidants.
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup coconut cult
- Big handful of baby kale
- Handful chopped frozen zucchini
- 1/4 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 teaspoon agave nectar or 1-2 pitted dates (for sweetener)
This post was sponsored by Vital Proteins. Photos were taken by Ruthie Stark Photography.