Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Barre and why I love it!

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Friday April 10th 2020 at 3:15pm EST
  • 45 minutes FREE fun barre fitness class
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  • yoga mat, a sturdy piece of furniture or a folding chair, light weights or soup cans/water bottles
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Hi! I'm Jessica.  I am a barre and HIIT teacher, however my genuine ability originates from the years (and years) of dancing. I danced all growing up so movement is within me.  As an active adult, I found an affection for wellbeing + wellness, yet a big foot injury left me requiring a low impact program that would burn fat and build fit muscle. Enter: barre. I took one class and was hooked. I love barre. I love it. For me, working out is a non-debatable. I feel sluggish and remorseful when I don't get an exercise in ... furthermore, I abhor that feeling ... so I generally try to get my exercise in. It's that basic: I put in the work, since I know the worth. Be that as it may, with my injury, "hittin' it hard" isn't so natural any longer. High impact exercises would leave me disabled for a considerable length of time. I realized that in the event that I needed to stay aware of my wellness, I would need to discover an arrangement that worked for me. Spoiler alert, I did. 

10 Reasons I Love Barre

1. It's hard. Barre is hard. It's about what you can do. Not what the person next to you is doing. You make the class your own. If you have an injury, all the movements are very modifyable.

2. It's the best core exercise. Like, the best. We fire up stomach muscles with isometric holds all through the ENTIRE class.

3. It improves posture. Discovering length in your body is the thing that encourages you stand taller at the store, sitting in a café, at your work area ... you get the idea.

4. It Increases adaptability. A few people are solid and not adaptable, others are adaptable and not as solid. Barre can prepare your body to be both permitting you to appreciate a more extended, physical issue free existence of wellness + wellbeing.

5. It's an full body exercise. On the off chance that you've at any point taken one of my classes, you realize that this generally will be very valid. From your head to your  toes, we're workin' it. With exceptional spotlight on those small muscles!

6. No experience essential. Anybody and everybody can give this workout a shot. As a teacher, I give changes + difficulties to pretty much challenge everyone. You can back off the beat, or follow the beat. I make the class format, and you fill it in with what works best for you and your body.

7. It targets annoying issue zones. Nobody needs their arm to shake when they're waving. Everybody needs to eat biscuit tops, not have an overhang. Barre centers around the tummy, thighs, booty, arms ... we center around conditioning these areas so they become your preferred thing about yourself, not the thing you attempt to cover up.

8. Fast outcomes. You'll feel it during class and after class ... you'll be SORE, (however a decent SORE). Stick to barre a couple of times each week, and you'll see changes inside a month!! Changes may incorporate an improved stance, expanded adaptability, more slender thighs, etched arms, a chiseled back, flat abs and a lifted goods.

9. We work muscles to fatigue. Little developments, light loads, heaps of reps, purposeful stances including pressing, lifting and ease all lead to the darling, yet grasped "shake". At the point when your muscles shudder wildly ... that is an indication of a fruitful barre class

10. Never exhausting, ever. There are such a significant number of approaches to move and muscles to work in a barre class. My 45 minute class zooms by.

Have I persuaded you? You can try one of my BARRE AT HOME workouts!
Use the link: CLICK HERE to find class times and get the link to the stream.

See you at the e-barre!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Looking to lose weight? Eat Fruit!

Wanting to lose some weight or keep off pounds you've lost? Here is a good excuse to hit up fruit stands and snatch some fruit products. Fruit helps with belly fat, and they can lessen the danger of certain kinds of malignant growth and other sicknesses. 

Fruit has fundamental nutrients and minerals, fiber and different supplements for good wellbeing. Something I've done before: If you want to get some of the best fruit, try subscribing to Misfits MarketMisfit produce delivered directly to you for up to 40% less than grocery store prices.
On the off chance that you can't find fresh fruit, canned or frozen are likewise nutritious alternatives. Simply make certain to pick ones without included sugar, syrup or different fixings that pack on calories. 

Here are a few fruits to coordinate into your eating plan that can assist you with shedding pounds. 


I LOVE Watermelon! It is stacked with water and low in calories, making it perfect to eat for weight reduction. Devouring watermelon will guarantee you're hydrated. What's more, when you're getting a lot of water, your body can work ideally. Additionally, when you're hydrated, you won't mistake growling stomach for hunger and gorge on mutiple cupcakes.


The facts confirm that all berries are beneficial for you. In any case, little blueberries are the best of the pack, particularly for your figure—the CDC says that one cup of blueberries is 83 calories. Blueberries gloat heaps of supplements, which causes them to battle fat by boosting your digestion and proficiently consuming calories. Furthermore, since they're overflowing with fiber, they'll help keep you fulfilled.  


Pears are high in fiber. All the fiber in pears helps keep you full longer. Also, pears may diminish your cholesterol levels and your danger of heart disease. Rather than going to the candy machine or store, snack on a pear—with the skin on so you profit by its filling fiber!


A medium, somewhat green banana will support your digestion. A banana is an incredible method to help vitality and a perfect post-exercise nibble. Select a banana over a "energy" bar to guarantee that you're truly getting a solid treat. Also, a banana can help forestall muscle cramps and control your blood pressure.

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Jessica Bailey

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Toxic Free for over a month!

Investigate your medicine drawer and think about it - would you be able to name a single ingredient in the items you utilize each day? Incidentally, the normal woman puts 515 engineered synthetic substances on her skin each day, without knowing.

I have learned from my own research via the web and asking tons of questions, a couple of upsetting realities, among them that the FDA doesn't require any pre-advertise testing or endorsement before a lot of items hit racks and the European Union has prohibited more than 1,300 synthetic substances found in beautifying agents, they could be connected to disease, conceptive damage and neurotoxicity. Nonetheless, the FDA has just prohibited eight and limited three.

It made me contemplate the items that I put on my body each day. So I chose to do a total redesign of my beautifiers and just use items that contain ingredients I can articulate.

At the point when I began looking into safe items, it was unfathomably baffling. In addition to the fact that they were increasingly costly (regular antiperspirants floated around the $20 mark while the antiperspirant I typically use is $4), yet in addition, numerous brands that market themselves as natural and organic, aren't. Things being what they are, there are no guidelines. For me, looking at each ingredient in each item is tedious and depleting.

Fortunately, I follow someone on Instagram (@candace_coop) and she sent me a rundown of items that contain safe items that she would put on her skin. Thus I set out on a new lifestyle utilizing characteristic antiperspirant, bunches of coconut oil, sans paraben sunscreen - all regular, constantly. No more, propylparabens, methylparabens and ethylparabens (three substance exacerbates that have been connected to cancer) and definitely no raw petroleum: petroleum derivatives or mineral oils.

From the start, my skin LOVED me for this new lifestyle. My facial skin looks so much better and I don't feel like I need much to get a glow. My body skin loves being moisturized so much.  I haven't had one itching fit (something that always happens in the winter).  I thought that it was going to be  hard to to find comparable products to the mainstream ones I had, but now thanks to Candace I know what to look for.  Be that as it may, with a touch of experimentation, I figured out how to go gaga for a few safe, non-harmful items.

Happy Non-Toxic Life,

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

A New you for 2020 is BS

I’ve decided that the "New Year, New You" slogan I see everywhere is relentless and I’m over it. When I click the"unsubscribe" button on SPAM emails,  I feel so happy. I'm not interested in the negative emails from EVERY business there is. 
The "New Year, New You" emails are supposed to be motivating, uplifting and encouraging. Those emails are designed to sell gym members and juice cleanses at a time when they're most marketable and we're most vulnerable. The mass amounts of emails coming at me is crazy — while most of us are still polishing off the last of the Christmas cookies —  it can make us feel as though we’ve already failed within the first few minutes of the new year.
Oh, and how can I forget the tremendous pressure of New Year’s resolutions — which suggest that we have so much to improve upon; that we need to be better. This is silly! I hate this "idea."  We’re encouraged to set out a new set of goals, towards which to move to in the hopes of finding what we all want: happiness. 2020 hasn't even started and already, we’re exhausted, defeated and riddled with festive guilt. This seems ridiculous to me. 
Here is a positive thought: instead of subscribing to what’s become a very tired narrative, this year, let January be yours. 

 You can start anything any time.

Happy New Year,
Jessica Bailey
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Gift Guide

Christmas comes once a year, make it the best one yet! Here are some things I really love, I hope this gift guide helps you buy for the awesome person in your life! I hope the discounts help you too! Happy Holidays!

If you follow me on Instagram you know I dig this company. They have some really cute things you need to buy for the champagne lover in your life. 
Use the code SASSYGIRL for a 20% discount
offer good until 12/31/19

I'm so into this awesome skin care line. They aim to give everyone access to safe, effective and lovable non-toxic sun care and skincare products. 
Use the code SASSYGIRL from 20% off on their site
Offer good until 12/31/19

Misfits Market is a weekly subscription of sometimes funny-looking, always delicious produce, designed to break the cycle of food waste. We love this service and I am forced to find ways to eat vegetables that normally I wouldn't choose. I am beyond excited every other week for our delivery.
Use the above link by 12/6 at 11:59 p.m. ET and you will get 50% off your first box 

I've been teaching in these socks for years. I truly support this company. They have so many cute styles that I really think you should check out and would be a perfect gift for the Barre/Pilates/Yoga lover. They are one of the first: into the studio out to the streets, great grip socks perfect for Barre, Yoga, Pilates and more. Functional fashion for a cause, Great Soles supports you in comfort and style from the ground up.
Use the code Jessica15 for 15% off

Use the links to check out the suggested sites and don't forget to use the codes I provided! Happy Shopping!

In Health,
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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving tips

Thanksgiving just comes around once per year, so why not feel free to binge on the food? Since putting on weight during the Christmas season is a national past-time. After a seemingly endless amount of time after year, the majority of us pack on in any event a pound (some more) during the special seasons - and keep the additional weight forever.

Be that as it may, Thanksgiving doesn't need to disrupt your weight.  With some pre planning, you can fulfill your longing for customary top choices and still appreciate a righteous Thanksgiving feast. 

1. Get Active

Make a calorie shortfall by practicing to consume off additional calories before you ever enjoy your meal. Eat less and practice more is the triumphant recipe to counteract weight gain during the special seasons. Increment your means or stretch your wellness schedule the weeks ahead and particularly the day of the dining experience.

Make wellness a priority. Go for a stroll after supper.

2. Have Breakfast

While you may think it bodes well to set aside calories for the large supper,  eating a little food in the first part of the day can give you more command over your craving. Start your day with a little however fulfilling breakfast -, for example, an egg with a cut of entire wheat toast, or a bowl of entire grain oat with low-fat milk - so you won't starve when you land at the social occasion.

Eating a nutritious meal with protein and fiber before you show up offers some relief from your hunger and enables you to be all the more segregating in your food and refreshment decisions.

3. Help Up

Regardless of whether you are facilitating Thanksgiving supper or carrying a couple of dishes to share, make your plans more advantageous with less fat, sugar, and calories. There is more sugar and fat in many plans than is required, and nobody will see the distinction in the event that you skim calories by utilizing lower calorie fixings.

Have a go at utilizing without fat chicken juices to treat the turkey and make sauce.  You can likewise attempt plain yogurt or without fat harsh cream in smooth plunges, pureed potatoes, and meals.

4. Police Your Portions

Thanksgiving tables are plentiful and lovely shows of customary family top choices. Before you fill your plate, overview the smorgasbord table and choose what you will pick. At that point select sensible measured parts of food you can't live without.

Try not to squander your calories on foods that you can have throughout the entire year. Fill your plate with little parts of occasion top choices that lone come around once every year so you can appreciate alluring, conventional food.

5. Avoid the Seconds

Attempt to not give into the impulse to return for second helpings. Remains are vastly improved the following day, and in the event that you confine yourself to one plate, you are less inclined to indulge and have more space for a scrumptious sweet. Pick the best wagers on the smorgasbord. While every one of us has our very own top picks.
White turkey meat, plain vegetables, simmered sweet potatoes, pureed potatoes, sauce, and pumpkin pie will in general be the best wagers since they are lower in fat and calories. In any case, in the event that you keep your bites little, you can appreciate whatever you like.

6. Gradually Savor

Eating gradually, putting your fork down among chomps, and tasting every significant piece is probably the most straightforward approaches to make the most of your supper and feel happy with one plate brimming with nourishment, specialists state. Picking entire grains, organic products, vegetables, juices based soups, plates of mixed greens, and different nourishments with heaps of water and fiber add to the sentiment of completion.

7. Go Easy on Alcohol

Remember those liquor calories that can include rapidly. Have a glass of wine or a wine spritzer and between mixed beverages, appreciate shimmering water. Along these lines you remain hydrated, limit liquor calories, and remain calm.

8. Be Realistic

The Christmas season is a period for festivity. With occupied timetables thus numerous additional allurements, this is a decent time to make progress toward weight management rather than weight reduction.

9. Concentrate on Family and Friends

Thanksgiving isn't just about the heavenly abundance of food. It's an opportunity to be with loved ones. The headliner ought to be loved ones mingling, getting to know each other, not exactly what is on the smorgasbord.

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!
Jessica Bailey

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

How often should I be exercising?

Unfortunately, there's no magic number or basic recipe to answer this question. Much the same as with nutrition, what works for one individual may not work for another. Aside from what feels best for your body, there are various variables to think about when building up an exercise plan. 
One significant question to ask yourself, Why am I working out? People practice for some reasons – to remain solid, clear their brain, get in shape, tone up, or for wellbeing, to give some examples. Your best exercise routine will rely upon your inspiration just as the outcomes you're looking for. Whatever your reasons, there are a few baselines with respect to how frequently you ought to exercise. 
According to the American Heart Association, it's imperative to be physically active to avoid coronary illness (the main cause of death in the United States) and stroke (number five). The American Heart Association prescribes 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise every week to improve cardiovascular wellbeing. 
A simple method to accomplish that is to workout 30 minutes every day, five days per week. Many  health experts recommend that you should move your body each and every day. With such a significant number of us going through as much as eight hours sitting, it's imperative to try to be moving consistently, regardless of whether you can't make it to the gym. Taking a noon walk, taking the stairs, or getting off the train or transport one stop early are all extraordinary approaches to get in some extra steps. 
If you're hoping to fire up your exercise life, here are some useful tips:
1. Plan your exercises toward the start of the week. If you make a plan for which days you'll get moving you're more averse to avoid the gym.
2.  Build up an activity routine to keep you propelled and hitting your goals each week.
3. Recruit a buddy. If you focus on working out with a companion, you presumably won't settle on your love seat! This is likewise an extraordinary method to get up to speed and talk while adhering to sound habits.
4. Find something you enjoy. You're considerably more prone to get up for an early exercise or place in time toward the day's end if you are doing something you genuinely appreciate. Finding an exercise you love may require some exertion and time, but it's worth it. Why? You will get excited about your time at the gym.
5. Listen to your body. Pay attention to what your body needs, regardless of whether it's an additional rest day or a long open air run as opposed to hitting the loads. Try not to be reluctant to stray from your timetable to give your body some extra TLC. 
6. Be kind to yourself. As with any daily practice or propensity, we as a whole get off base on occasion. Ricochet back after a get-away, a liberal feast, or a bustling week, and recollect tomorrow is another day to move in the direction of your goals.

What does your exercise routine resemble?
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In Heath,
Jessica Bailey