For our first publication of 2022, also known as the “fitness” edition, I attended my first-ever barre and aerial fitness classes. Sure, folks can get a wealth of information about them with a simple internet search, but where’s the fun in that? I wanted to experience it for myself. 

I arrived at Pure Barre far too early (a quirk – I’m always the first to arrive anywhere!) and was able to chat with the ladies at the front desk before the workout started. They explained that the class works in parts – arms, legs/thighs and core, with lots of pulses and sets. They also told me that 95 percent of classes are women, which both helped and intimidated me. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one attending for the first time. 

You can read more about the class in the story, but I will say this: I learned a lot about my body that day and, more specifically, which parts I needed to focus on – all of them! 

During the aerial fitness class, we worked on each section while using a silk hammock. For part of it, we were on the floor. For the other part, the FUN part, we were up in the hammock, above ground – one of the toughest parts was getting my hammock to stop spinning so I could watch the instructor!

January’s edition also covers athletics: Xavier has a new tennis court. Area schools are kicking off their soccer season (hah!), and two Arcadia High students recently received Heisman scholarships. 

Arcadia News has some exciting things coming up this year, as Arcadia Home & Design and the Camp Guide sections will both be back – we can’t wait to share them with you!

Happy new year to all of our friends, family, and you, dear readers. We wish you all the best in 2022, and thank you for reading Arcadia News.

— Mallory Gleich