We had a wonderful night laughing and sweating together at The Barre Code in the Third Ward at our event on October 15th :: Meet Me at The Barre. Women from all over the Milwaukee area joined us to enjoy a workout just for MKE Moms Blog, swag bags full of great goodies and exclusive discounts. Some of our moms were familiar with the barre studio, but there were many of us who strapped on our ankle weights with a twinge of fear in our eyes. If you’ve never experience Life by The Barre Code, you really need to give this unique fitness experience a try — it was easily the hardest workout I’ve ever done, but also the most fun! With studios in Milwaukee and Brookfield, The Barre Code offers a wide variety of classes designed specifically for women’s bodies and you will leave feeling stronger than ever.
Upon arrival, our ladies were greeted by Betsy and her friendly staff before finding their swag bags and getting ready for the evening. The swag bags included two items that would prove essential to the evening – Barre Code socks and headbands from Little Me Bling. These headbands are so soft and comfortable and keep your hair out of your eyes while you’re busting out the “down, tiny up” movements that make your legs shake. In fact, one of our ladies had her hair tie snap right at the beginning of the workout, but her Little Me Bling headband came to the rescue!
Also in the swag bags was one of our favorite products from Fresh Wave, an Odor Removing Gel. These gals won’t have to worry about their gym bags stinking up their rooms because this amazing gel actually pulls the smells out of the air and absorbs them into the gel. I was skeptical until I put one in the room my older boys share and it quickly smelled a whole lot less like a locker room!
Our ladies also got to stop by the Athleta table to check out some of the newest styles in active wear, enter to win a Swell water bottle and grab an exclusive coupon to use the next time the are shopping at the Athleta store at Bayshore. Elizabeth from Athleta even got talked into grabbing some weights and hitting the barre with us!
Once everyone was outfitted and ready to go, we hit the studio where Betsy showed us exactly why barre is becoming one of the most popular workouts among women across the country.
At one point, after I had dropped that ball from behind my knee for the fourth or fifth time, I caught the eye of a friend and we both had that “what the heck have we gotten ourselves into” look! Probably my favorite part of the evening came at a moment when I thought my legs might actually fall off my body and I shot a glance at Sara, the very talented photographer from Freckled Fox Photography who captured all these amazing shots. She smiled, rubbed her very pregnant belly, and straight-up laughed at me.
Everyone was smiling after leaving the studio and couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had, but we still had a couple surprises in store for these ladies. The winner of the Swell water bottle courtesy of Athleta was chosen (congrats Alice!) and then everyone got to leave with a brand new exercise mat and Athleta tote bag!
These mamas couldn’t stop talking about what a phenomenal time they had at this event and we are so excited to see many of their faces again at upcoming events! Huge thank you to The Barre Code for hosting us and kicking our butts around the studio, to Athleta for helping our ladies look good at the gym and around town, to Little Me Bling for our new favorite fitness accessory, and to Fresh Wave for helping our home stay odor free.
We look forward to the next time we get to put on our fancy grippy socks and hit the “barre” again! Will you be joining us next time?
Right now The Barre Code – Milwaukee is running a special of a month of unlimited classes for $80! This is an exclusive deal for MKE Moms Blog readers, so be sure to mention us when booking! Just contact Betsy at The Barre Code to get started.
All photos courtesy of Freckled Fox Photography.
This post was sponsored by The Barre Code – Milwaukee and we are also grateful for our table and swag bag sponsors, Athleta, Fresh Wave and Little Me Bling, who really made this event an inaugural night to remember!