For the last two years, The Barre Code Plano and Design District have hosted Brawl and Brews for various charities. If you haven’t attended one of these events, you are missing out on a great time. Not only are you helping others through charitable donations, but you have the opportunity to have a great time with other barre babes and barre newbies outdoors. Brawl and brews is a fun way to try one of the best classes The Barre Code has to offer.
What is brawl?
Brawl is one of my favorite cardio workouts. It’s a choreographed kickboxing routine split up by barre strength intervals. You sweat and feel strong and a bit like a bad ass. I am not going to lie, it can be confusing and challenging your first few classes, but if you go in with a positive have fun attitude, you will rock it.
Class begins with a cardio warmup that includes a variety of punches and kicks. This is a great way to learn the moves that will be incorporated into the routine.
Then, the real fun starts. Little by little, the instructor will break down the routine in two parts. After close to 20 minutes of cardio, you earn a strength recovery. During that time, you complete a mini barre routine. Then, you finish up with the other side and a quick stretch.
Brawl and brews
Imagine doing an entire brawl routine at a brewery. Now imagine that brewery has a large, outdoor area with a view of Dallas. That is brawl and brews. Texas Ale Project is the perfect location for it. In December, Brawl and Brews raises money and donations for different charities. This year, they chose Toys for Tots and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. Every brawler brought a new, unwrapped toy, item from the donation list, or cash to take the class.
One of the best things about brawl and brews is partnering with local businesses. Immediately following class, brawlers had the opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done with Frisky Britches and Beauty Counter. Then, they could grab a $5 beer and take a tour of the brewery.
Next time you see Brawl and Brews advertised, check it out. You may make some new friends while you’re there.
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