I love barre classes and Physique 57 is no exception.
Physique 57 Review
Physique 57 is a difficult but rewarding workout. The Physique 57 workout targets the muscles in your arms, thighs, seat, and abs to the point of fatigue then you stretch to relieve them. Their process, called Interval Overload, includes muscle-defining arm exercises, intense thigh and seat sequences, waist-chiseling ab moves, and fluid stretches.
A typical class consists of arm exercises with light weights, planks and pushups, exercises at the barre, an abs series, and stretching. The barre exercises include squats, pushups using the bar, leg lifts, thigh exercises where you squeeze a ball, and more. The only props are a mat, resistance band, weights, and a ball. I’ve been to Physique 57 a few times, and the instructors have always been attentive and quick to step in with corrections.
What to Wear and Bring:
Wear clothes that you’d wear to yoga and a pair of sticky socks. Bring a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated throughout class. They have fully stocked showers and lockers.
What to Expect:
Expect to be challenged and sore the next day. Your muscles will shake—but that’s a good thing because it means it’s working. If you’re looking for a long, lean, toned look, it’s a good workout for you! And they say people see results in as few as eight classes. The studios are bright, clean, and beautiful. Celebrity fans include Tala Samman, Chrissy Teigen, Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Ripa, Christy Turlington, and Reese Witherspoon
I got a complimentary class at Physique 57. This is an honest review. All images are via Physique 57.