Heading to the barre is super healthy, especially if it's not the bar but the barre. Surely you've heard of these workouts by now--they have a cult following, with studios popping up seemingly everywhere in the last couple of years.
And no, you don't have to be a dancer to do the classes. At all. In fact, it's pretty far from actual ballet. Check out my article about the difference between Barre and Ballet here for clarification, but really, you just need to know a few things about what you need for barre class and why you want to go. Studio Barre is the best if you have one of those studios near you (shoutout to Studio Barre Encinitas!!)
1. Attire: leggings and grippy socks. Why? Because A) you want to keep your limbs warm for a safer workout and more energy expenditure and B) you'll be lifting your legs a ton so nobody wants to see up your shorts. As for grippy socks, A) safety: they keep you from sliding around and B) hygiene; do you really want to be stepping on someone else's sweaty footprint? nothankyou.
From sexy knee high grip socks to mary-jane and ballet styles, Tavi Noir is one of my top picks, (and not only because I used to work at the studio the company's founder taught at). My other fave is Pointe Studio because they are super affordable, unique and cute. Where else can you find tie dye ankle grip socks with palm trees on them? They are fab for the studio or around the house and with code Maiah20 at checkout at pointestudios.com, you can get 20% off your order! You're SO welcome!