Stress. It’s a reaction we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. But now, a local fitness studio is hoping to help the public cope with the response.
In honor of Stress Awareness Month, Studio Barre is hosting a “My Happy Place,” event to help participants decrease the amount of stress they face in their everyday lives. The event will include a Studio Barre workout class, a lecture by Carmel Valley psychologist Samantha Madhosingh and a hand scrub demo by grocer Jimbo’s.
“We’re all about results here at Studio Barre,” said owner Shannon Higgins. “We want people to leave feeling great head to toe. It’s so amazing how much perspective you can again if you just give yourself an hour to workout.”
Higgins said she has seen first-hand how exercise can help people cope with stress and other health-related issues.
“I have a client who came to us while using anti-depressant drugs,” Higgins said. “She said she literally stopped after taking our classes because she figured out how to cope with situations. Fitness does something to help you change your mental attitude and your approach to the day.”
Higgins, whose model is to walk into class with a positive attitude, said she hopes participants will leave the event knowing how to turn a stressful situation into a positive one.
“It’s a fun way to do some mental spring cleaning,” Higgins said. “Fitness helps us clear out the mind.”
“My Happy Place” will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Studio Barre Encinitas at 208 N. El Camino Real. A second event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Studio Barre Carmel Valley at 7845 Highland Village Place.
The event is free but reservations are required. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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