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Monday, March 15, 2010

Karve It Out

I'm sore. It's a good sore, but it's still sore. I've been the dietitian for Karve Studio as a consultant for almost a year now, and even though I do it three times a week almost every week, it still keeps challenging my muscles every time. Karve is based on the Lotte Berk Method and is similar to the Dailey Method or the Bar Method (though I've taken both of them and think Karve is much better!).

In a Karve class, which lasts an hour, you work every single muscle group using basic gym moves, pilates-inspired exercises, and stretching and strengthening at the ballet bar. Grippy socks are a must; no shoes are worn. The Karve "style" includes Lululemon Athetica apparel, which they also sell. The studio is carpeted, so at first you feel like you're going to be really comfortable...until you feel like your arms (or butt or legs or abs or...) are going to fall off. The weird thing about it is that it's addicting. You don't want to stop going because you are almost competing with yourself. The instructors are super fun and sweet, and even though they push you they're not scary or intimidating. You can always go at your own pace, and it can be done by any fitness level, including beginners. The owner, Kendra Jordan, is absolutely amazing and supportive of nutrition...which is why I love working with them!

I encourage you to give it a try if you want to have a great workout that truly changes your body. They have two studios - Scottsdale and Mesa. The Scottsdale studio is celebrating its first anniversary on March 20th, and they have a free class at 12:30 if you want to check it out. I'm giving a "Sugar" seminar on Saturday, March 27th at 12:15 at the Scottsdale location. Check it out if you want to be sore every me.

For more info, visit their website here.

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