I am not a fitness blogger. I know, I know, I was just surprised as you are to find this out, but when Exhale at Avalon says “Hey we’re having a barre class with the amazing Bergen Wheeler, wanna come?” I pack my bags, throw on some LuLuLemon and head off to the Avalon to get in a good workout.
If you are lucky enough to reside in New York City, I highly recommend finding out which classes Bergen teaches at and taking one of her classes. Exhale is possibly one of the best barre facilities I’ve been to, and I can say without a doubt that if you want to look like a model, go take all your classes from Bergen, she’ll make it happen even if it does mean your legs can’t move the next day. I clearly had no idea what the entire event entailed. I didn’t bring my camera (these are all iPhone pictures- sorry!) and I had no idea I was going to meet a RHOA named Cynthia. So naturally I had to take a picture with her- because I’m a Cynthia too and you don’t meet too many of those in the world. Then afterwards we were handed cocktails by Solbeso and I realized that chocolate doesn’t have to be just limited to one kind of bar. I’ll have to admit that when I heard that the cocktails were made from fermented cocoa beans I was a little reluctant as to why they were pairing this with citrus but it was crazy refreshing! Imagine the flavor and smell of high quality tequila, now mix that with orange juices and fresh herbs and as you take a sip, at the back of your tongue you taste chocolate. That’s how this tastes; it was weirdly delicious and can’t wait to have another of these cocktails again!
The surprises didn’t stop there! Our host took us to DryBar afterwards for a blowout. I can’t tell you how much I adore Drybar. The way I’ll know I’ve made it in life (on a monetary scale) is if I’m A) driving a Range Rover and B) if I can get a blowout every week. They just make your hair feel magical, and makes me wonder why I can’t get my hair to do that at home?
After a quick browse through their adorable catalog, I went with my typical Cosmo-Tai. I like a little more of a large loose curl so I find that this style suits me best.
I am so happy to have stopped by Exhale for a quick little workout and a fun blowout by DryBar! It was truly a day filled with all sorts of bars and barres. Thanks to the team at Exhale Avalon for treating us!
What’s your favorite style at DryBar? Big tight curls or loose waves?