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Holiday Blog

December 22, 2009
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burr leonardAs 2009 comes to an end, I look back at the year and feel happy with the Bar Methods growth. We added 12 studios and became international, both with a new franchisee in Vancouver and an exciting new affiliation with Rancho La Puerta, the luxury destination spa in Mexico where our students will receive a discounted rate to relax and regenerate with all the fitness and spa activities there while also taking Bar Method classes taught by our teachers.  Here I am at this year’s Bar Method San Francisco Marina Holiday Party with my assistant Dannah and my boyfriend Michael.

On January 23rd of this past year, I started my weekly blog, which has become a personally rewarding experience.  It has given me an opportunity to express my thoughts on the Bar Method as well as to learn and share information about emerging findings in the exercise field. Ive explored subjects ranging from exercise physiology and pre-natal classes to posture and the mental side of exercise, among other subjects. I want to express my appreciation to those of you who commented on the blog by sharing some of what you wrote:

On “KICK MY BUTT PLEASE!  THE ADDICTION FACTOR”
your workout feels so much more satisfying when you’ve really put some effort into it. Whilst it makes me incredibly tired on one level, I feel really relaxed and the next day have twice asa much energy.
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On CORE STRENGHTENING, BACK STRETCHING, POSTURE SAVING EXERCISES” 
I tried on a pair of pants I wore in the winter and they slid off my body. I knew I lost inches but had no idea how much my body had changed
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On “INTERVAL TRAINING NEWS”
I think the Bar Method is the work of genius.
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On “BODY SCULPTING AND THE HUMAN MIND GAMES”
…Great post. I’m excited to try even harder now.
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On BODY SCULPTING’S TOP TEN MUSCLES FOR WOMEN”
That’s what I love with this program. It is all so well thought out. It makes sense
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On GETTING IN SHAPE: A BODY SCULPTING TRANSFORMATION STORY
I adore the Bar Method..I myself lost almost 35 pounds since January by watching my portion sizes and doing the Bar Method…!
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Please post more stories like this; they are truly inspirational. Thanks!!!
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On PREGNANCY EXERCISE CLASSES: GOOD FOR MOM AND BABY”
Bar during pregnancy is a MUST!!!
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On EXERCISE IMPROVES MOOD”
I TOTALLY agree! the first few times after completing the class I would get in my car have a huge smile on my face and yell “wooohooo!”
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On BAR METHOD STUDIO OWNERS CONVENTION 2009
I LOOOOVE IT!!!! Quality permeates and transcends as it should do.    ¨ [email protected]

Happy holidays and a healthy, happy 2010!

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