I'm hooked. Yes, I am officially addicted to the Bar Method.
I had been hearing about tales of its virtues hailing from New York for a few years, but it finally made its way to Pasadena (http://pasadena.barmethod.com/), and I FINALLY caught wind of it being here several weeks ago.
I've been doing it for about 3 weeks now and I will tell you that it is the quickest body transformation I've ever seen. I saw fast, great results with pilates and HIIT (high intensity interval training) but nothing that effected all parts of my body equally, causing so swift a Michelangelo-like sculpting.
People often paraphrase Michelangelo when he was asked how he sculpted the David. He said he took away everything that wasn't David. I think the Bar Method is taking away everything that isn't Bridget.
I had my teacher take a picture of me about 10 days ago, roughly 5 classes in, because I am going to do my darndest to fit 30 classes into my schedule over 30 days. I have a lot of travel, so I may not hit 30 in 30, but we will take a photo at the end of the month and I'll post the comparative pix. I am already very happy with how much more toned I am. I don't think the mirror is lying, or that I am having bar-delusions of a non-alcoholic type. But, you will be the judges in a few weeks.
In the meantime, if you have a class near you, I highly recommend giving it a try. Many gyms are now offering bar/ballet barre classes. It is a great comprehensive workout.
And, honestly, as always, I love it for one very big reason: it's LAZY! If I can get cardio and sculpting in one hour instead of having to spend 1.5 to 2 hours to get the same results, that is one Lazy workout solution.