Erin Anderson at her new studio, barre3 Covington. The fitness studio offers one-hour classes that build community and whole-body wellness.

Erin Anderson at her new studio, barre3 Covington. The fitness studio offers one-hour classes that build community and whole-body wellness.

Sweaty, mindful, heart-pounding community building

Covington alum comes home, and builds her favorite fitness studio

Collective movement has long been known to facilitate health, happiness, and social connection. If you’ve ever experienced a group fitness class you’ve likely felt this first-hand. But what happens when it becomes more than just a workout? It can change, well, everything.

Erin Anderson found barre3 in 2016 and instantly wanted more. “My journey began as a Front Desk Associate where I was able to connect with clients and learn studio operations. From there, I became an Instructor and have been teaching ever since. Now as an Owner, I know the impact every aspect of the studio has on creating an inviting space where everyone can embrace their inherent strength.”

As a Covington native, Anderson has a deep sense of pride in her hometown and is passionate about bringing barre3 to a community she loves.

Opening fall 2020

Anderson’s momentum came to a screeching halt this March, but she sees a silver lining in opening a business during a pandemic.

“With all that’s going on right now — working remote, spending more time at home, and social distancing — our need for accessibility is at an all-time high,” she says.

In a time of increased social isolation when it’s easy to neglect exercise, barre3 offers community and adaptable exercises to help participants feel safe and connected.

“At barre3 we’ve always been about community; creating a space where people feel welcome and confident to move in way that feels good in their bodies,” she says. That sense of community becomes even more crucial as the new normal sets in. Whether you’re able to join for an in-studio class or tune in virtually, Anderson says you can expect a genuine sense of connection, as well as a full-body work-out.

What to expect

Barre3 offers hour-long Instructor-led classes that work the entire body through an opening warm-up, weights, cardio push and restoration.

“You’ll see familiar moves like sumo squats and planks as well as familiar props like handheld weights. You can also expect barre3 specific props like core sliders, resistance bands and the signature barre,” Anderson says. “There’s not a lot of heavy equipment which means it’s easily adapted to at-home workouts, and the mindfulness component is particularly empowering during these stressful times.”

When the studio opens this fall clients will have the option of working out in-studio with small class sizes to enable physical distancing, or joining virtually from at home. In both cases the class is live, and different every time. Instructors learn everyone’s names and build community by getting to know every participant — and having a live Instructor is key.

“That sense of connection and accountability comes through when your Instructor genuinely knows you,” Anderson says. “I see teaching as a two-way conversation. The group energy, the community feel, the accountability — we’re in it together.”

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