This month’s featured student is Jean Ann Sperrazza. Read on to learn a little more about your classmate!
1. Tell us a little about yourself!
I am a graduate of Penn State University, and I have been working in Pharmaceutical Sales for 14 years. I've lived most of my life in the Pittston area.
In my free time, I enjoy baking, reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with my family, friends and my soon-to-be husband. We are getting married in the beginning of April on Seneca Lake, NY - one of the places I love to travel to.
2. How long have you been taking barre classes and what got you into it?
I have been taking barre classes for about 2 or 3 years. I'm not sure how I heard about barre, but I thought it would be a great workout that would tone without bulking. I just happened to do a search for barre studios in the area and Home popped up.
After finding a friend that was willing to join me, we started taking classes and loved it! Well, maybe not the next day... or two! I was sore for a long time after each class, but it was worth it! I believe this is one of the few workouts that has actually made an impact on my body.
3. Tell us something we wouldn’t otherwise know about you.
I am not an athlete and I am not coordinated enough to do other group exercise classes, but barre has been perfect for me. I have only taken one yoga class here, but it is my goal to try to get to more.
4. What is your favorite barre exercise?
I don't think I have a favorite barre exercise. I do, however, have ones that I hate, but they are usually the ones that my body needs the most! Such as bridge series, and any side leg lifts.
5. What advice would you give to a new student?
The first few classes might be a struggle and you will be super sore afterwards, but stick with it. You will find the moves that you were not able to do in the past will get easier and you will find yourself getting stronger, not only in class but in everyday activites.
Thanks for chatting with us, Jean Ann. Next time you see her in class, be sure to say hi, and keep an eye out for our next featured student on the blog!