Beauty: In Your Own Backyard

Several years ago, my coworkers found a Groupon for a barre studio and invited me to join them for lunch time classes. It wasn't too far from our office and we actually got the OK from the owners of our company to get an extended lunch in order for us to all go workout together. That was one of the most fun summers and I'm so glad that the girls at work helped me find Meraki Barre. I've been taking classes off and on there ever since. I love supporting local business and I love Costa Mesa, so this is a match made in heaven.

The owner, Robin, is one of the sweetest and most passionate people I have ever met. I've taken classes with several different kick ass instructors there over the years, but the common thread is that I have always felt welcomed and encouraged no matter what shape or fitness level I've been at. I am so so out of shape right now, but I wasn't afraid to get back to it because the atmosphere is so friendly (which is hard to find at a gym, let alone a barre studio!)

Robin recently asked me to take some promotional pictures of the classes for her, here are a few of my favorites!