last night we had some special visitors in my 5:30 p.m. class. members of the san diego padres “pad squad” put their best tuck forward as they joined a few seasoned veterans for a good old-fashioned booty kicking. perhaps only second to making the clients shake, swear, and sweat was the fact that i got to do it alongside our amazing studio barre owner (and creator of the entire studio barre franchise), miss shannon higgins. we tag-teamed -shannon teaching the warm-up and thighs, and i jumping in to finish off the workout with seat, abs, and back-dancing. the class was packed and the energy in the room was electric. or maybe that was just the body heat steaming up the room to a balmy 90-degrees. either way, with the addition of a few members of the pad squad, some sports gear, and the ability to teach alongside one of my mentors, a typical tuesday night of teaching was transformed into a memorable evening.
p.s. sometimes i still can’t believe i get paid to have this much fun.