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2017 Fitness Adventures: MNT Studio & MNT Barre

Between Love Story Yoga, Avant Barre, and Orangetheory Fitness, I’ve had a wonderful time trying out new workout studios this year for my Fitness Adventures series.

This past weekend I attended the MNT Studio launch party with Jill from Champagne for Everyday and Ashley from A Lady Goes West.

The studio formerly known as Mint has re-opened their doors as MNT – Move Nourish Transform. The two-story studio is absolutely stunning – Chic, fun, and welcoming.

Read on for my review of my first MNT class!

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The Low Down:

This class included some of the basic equipment – A ball, band, and light weights. We spent part of the class at the ballet barre in front of the mirror and the other part of it on a mat in the center of the room. The class was fairly fast paced with high repetitions of traditional barre and Pilates movements.

I can assure you – My booty and abs were burning.

Thoughts:

Between the muscle burning reps and the bursts of movements acting as cardio, I was sweating from beginning to end and felt like I had gotten a full body workout. Arms, abs, and legs all got some quality attention and most of the moves had multiple variations so that you could find a workout that suited your abilities and desire to push yourself.

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{Jill from Champagne for Everyday and Ashley from A Lady Goes West}

Recommendations:

This studio is a Must Try. If not for the amazing classes, at least to get a peek at the decor. I promise you’ll be asking who their decorator is!

I kid.

But real talk – This studio has it all. Yoga, barre, and Pilates classes, as well as an on-staff nutritionist. As you all know, I’m a huge proponent of working out and staying active, but I always remind you that nutrition is a key factor is health. MNT Studio seems to agree with that and offers you the ability to book sessions with their health and wellness coach Molly online.

And, bonus, MNT Studio is on ClassPass!

Are YOU a fan of boutique studios? Or barre?

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A Week of Workouts

I get lots of questions about my workout regime and, especially, how I stay active with such a packed schedule.

Tip #1 is to prioritize yourself. It seems impossible when you’re being pulled in a million directions, have an endless To Do List, and a calendar that leaves no time for anything new.

But the sad truth is that none of that is going to change. However, just think about how much better you’ll be able to meet those challenges if you’re at your healthiest!

To help give you guys a peek into my day-to-day routine and approach to healthy living & working out, I decided to keep track of my workouts for the last week in February as I finished up the Tone It Up 8 Week 2016 Challenge and started training for the Presidio 10 Miler. This will give you an idea of how I squeeze things in when I’m utterly slammed during the week.

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{Looking for some new workout inspiration? Check out my 2016 Fitness Adventure Series for real life reviews on Bay Area workouts!}

Monday:

  • Midday – Tone It Up full-body resistance band workout + booty workout
  • After Work – TRX Class

Tuesday:

  • Midday – Tone It Up medicine ball workout
  • After Work – 4 Mile run

Wednesday:

  • Midday – Tone It Up arms, abs & booty
  • After Work – Barre Class

Thursday:

  • Midday – Tone It Up total body
  • After Work – 4 Mile run

Friday:

  • Midday – HIIT
  • After Work – Rest

Saturday:

  • 6 Mile run
  • Stretching, rolling & short yoga workout

Sunday:

  • Walking
  • 20 Minute core workout

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{Need some HIIT in your life? I highly recommend giving Barry’s Bootcamp a try!}

What kind of workouts are YOU doing?

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