So here it is: the announcement you’ve been waiting for…or really the one we have been itching to get out for a long time. b: is for barre, but core is for….Lagree.
We’ve been following this method for a while now, both at it’s foundational level through creator Sebastien Lagree, and also through some of the current top-trending brands that deliver the method globally (try: solidcore, core40, SLT, and over 100 others). If you’re dialed in to the fitness scene even just a little bit, you’ve heard of it — and if you really have your finger on that pulse, you’ve probably gone out of your way to sweat your face off in a class somewhere, just like we did.
Want to learn a little more? Check out some of these articles from well+good that can give you a little bit more info on some of their top Lagree studios and why they love to sweat at them. Our studio will have our local b:core branding and a strong athletic vibe, so you can expect some intense sweating to perfectly compliment everything else that you do — at least that’s what my plan is.
When I left Charlottesville after college and began my fitness career outside of college athletics (in tandem with my business career) I viewed the combination as part of my ‘real world’ immersion. It began as a way to create balance in my new grown up life, and quickly started to set the foundation for my lifestyle. I travelled often, always finding the ‘best’ place to sweat wherever I was, and was lucky to live in both Philadelphia and Charlotte where fitness is both a focus and something that is done exceptionally well. I learned the importance of investing in my health, and tapped into my passion for not only teaching, but also building community with that same lifestyle focus. Part of that path was pushing myself physically to try everything while continuously learning and evolving beyond passion to establish that solid base for what I believed in and why. That part of course has continued to evolve, and will hopefully only get stronger.
The other side of that path was the one leading me back to Charlottesville. I wanted to live here, that was without question, but I wasn’t willing to give up the fitness and health aspect of my lifestyle to make that happen. So, of course, the only real logical course of action was to build what I wanted in Charlottesville, and that’s the root of this all. Basically, what we have now is my ideal world, paired with Dar’s own dimensions and passions, and a community that is transforming before our very eyes. I think I can also speak for Dar here when I say that we could not be more excited to finally have what we believe are the top foundational, innovative, and expertly designed methods out there all perfectly packaged to compliment each other — and we promise, we’ll never be complacent.
We’ve still got a lot more brewing over here, but now that this cat’s out of the bag, it will all make much more sense. Charlottesville I hope you’re ready, because things are about to get pretty intense….in a good way.