After calling it quits with trainer Tracy Anderson last year, Madonna has a new trainer. Heck, she has a whole new fitness method! For the last several months the singer has been working with trainer Sadie Lincoln, founder of barre3 — a vigorous workout that combines elements of yoga, Pilates, and ballet barre. Much like the Tracy Anderson Method, the barre3 workout promises clients a long, lean, and feminine physique. Madonna loves it so much that she's been flying Sadie into New York from Portland. The pair has been working out in Mikhail Baryshnikov's Upper West Side studio.
While a ballet barre fitness class is nothing new — Bar Method, for instance — barre3 promises to be different. First of all, there's a lot of variety built into the workout. If you take a barre3 class, the structure is always changing so students won't get bored. The hour or so long class is broken up into 8-minute sessions that target different areas of the body. It's vigorous, and focuses on achieving balance, strength, and flexibility. Have any of you tried the workout? I'd love to hear what you thought!